Cape Town The 2nd Best City To Visit In 2017
Lonely Planet names Cape Town the 2nd Best City to visit in their Best Of Travel 2017. Experts explored the globe and picked the perfect destinations for the year ahead, and it’s no wonder Cape Town was included. With pristine beaches, pocket friendly accommodation and a range of world class tourist activities, what’s not to love?
Local gastronomy is as impressive as Table Mountain’s flat-topped mass, with historic wine estates in every direction, hip markets selling the fruits of the Cape’s fertile terrain, and inventive restaurants winning global plaudits. – Lonely Planet
Why Cape Town?
The travel site focuses specifically on Muizenberg declaring it “Cape Town’s rising seaside star”. With investment and dedication, the town has been revitalized particularly along the beachfront.
Personally, I have yet to find a beach more beautiful than Clifton’s beaches and Long Street remains a favorite for drinks, eats and nightlife. Of course the top tourist spots include walking the V&A Waterfront, visiting Table Mountain, and exploring Robben Island. But explore a bit more of the city’s offering and you won’t be disappointed. Be sure to include a boozy tour of wine farms!
But, who took the #1 spot?
Lonely Planet highlights the LGV Sud-Ouest line, the new high-speed railway line that’s currently under construction, as the city’s big game changer. It’s set to cut down travel time from Paris to just under two hours.
Other cities included in the Top 10 Lonely Planet Best In Travel 2017 are:
- Los Angeles, USA
- Merida, Mexico
- Ohrid, Macedonia
- Pistoia, Italy
- Seoul, South Korea
- Lisbon, Portugal
- Moscow, Russia
- Portland, Oregon
Along with highlighting the best cities, Lonely Planet also listed the Top 10 countries, Top 10 regions and Top 10 value destinations for 2017. Click here to find out more about Lonely Planets top picks.
Cape Town remains a favorite destination for South African and international travelers alike. Let’s hope more of South Africa’s cities are recognized in the future.