If the entire world is too much from which to choose, take a look at The 44 Places to Go in 2009
suggested by the New York Times. Some are obvious, such as Reykjavik
, which was been on everyone's mind 2008. Others are easy, including Washington D.C.
Our nation's capital has plenty of hotels (including the funky Hotel Helix
, photo at right), great public transportation and access via two major airports. Of course, there are a few destinations that probably wouldn't occur to you otherwise. Here are some highlights:
- Beirut, Lebanon: two hotels are expected to open this year (including a Four Seasons), and dining at Al-Ajami is top-notch
- Fjallnas, Sweden: this is home to a luxury resort up by the Arctic Circle; rates start at €325 a night, but deals are available
- Copenhagen, Denmark: the city's architecture is headed into the 21st century, particularly with the new zoo and theater
- Kazakhstan: no, I'm not joking; the new opera house is not to be missed, and a ski resort is in the works
Need more choices? Not a problem! There are forty more here
, and after that an entire world in which to poke around.
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