Cities small and large make up this group Gary’s version of the best travel destinations in the world. Some are positively charming while two are among the glitziest urban areas on Earth.
85. Romantic Road, Germany — A collection of villages from Wurzburg to Fussen have joined together to form one of the most delightful routes in the world. The villages are all picture-perfect with timbered houses, medieval walls, and impressive castles. Some of the more popular stops along the road include my favorite, Rothenburg ob der Tauber (Walking Tour for available for purchase on website), Dinkelsbuhl, and Fussen.
84. San Miguel de Allende, Mexico — This Colonial treasure in the heartland of Mexico, about 400 km northwest of Mexico City, is best known for its Instituto Allende, a school for Art and Language. The city is charming to stroll, with its narrow, cobblestone streets and interesting architecture. (Walking Tour available for purchase on website)
83. Tokyo, Japan — Tokyo is a mega-city, with over 23 million people in the metropolitan area and an economy which is larger than Canada’s. Navigating the streets is extremely difficult because of the unusual address system, but public transport is fast and efficient. The city much more about goods and services and less about tourist attractions. (Walking Tour available for purchase on website)
82. Quebec City, Quebec, Canada — The charming and “European” city of Quebec is an absolutely wonderful place to visit. The Upper Town and the Lower Town are well-preserved and pleasant to stroll. (Walking Tour available for purchase on website)
81. Las Vegas, Nevada, USA — “Sin City” is one of the most popular destinations in the world. The city has transformed itself from its rather sleazy and violent past to an exciting and varied place with something for everyone. Visitors do not need to gamble at all to enjoy themselves. The entertainment is first-rate; the hotels are fantastic; and many of the attractions are absolutely free. (Walking Tour available for purchase on website)