Tucson tops list of North American places to visit
Fodor’s, the travel site, has just released its “Go List,” a collection of 52 top destinations around the world. They’ve also released a “No List” – the top places to avoid in 2019. That’s an intriguing one, as well.
It’s a diverse list, with everything from downtown Los Angeles and Montreal to Bears Ears National Monument, the Nile River and Australia’s sacred Uluru. And they’ve paid special attention to regions, such as Puerto Rico, where natural disasters inflicted such devastation last year. Puerto Rico, Key West and St. Martin all made the list.
“The beauty of the world is immeasurable, while its disasters teach us powerful lessons about nature and about ourselves,” says Fodors.com editorial director Jeremy Tarr, in the announcement. “This year’s lists celebrate travel’s ethos of curiosity, open-mindedness and wonder that makes us alive and in touch with our world.”
One of the nation’s newest national monuments, Utah’s Bear Ears, is among the baker’s dozen of top North American destination, chosen for its rugged beauty, cultural history and sacred mean- ing for the Navajo, Hopi and other tribes. New Orleans’ colorful Bywater, in the Ninth Ward, is included, along with Tucson and its vivid adobes, Sonoran Desert landscapes and arts scene. And Key West, which has rebounded from its pummeling last summer by Hurricane Irma, is a sunny, idyllic travel dream once more.
Here’s Fodor’s list of the 13 top North American destinations. Find the full Go List, plus articles, hotel and travel recommendations, photographs and more at fodors.com. Tucson, Arizona Bywater District, New Orleans, Louisiana Detroit, Michigan Downtown Los Angeles, California
Key West, Florida Hawaii Woodstock/Bethel, New York
Rapid City, South Dakota
Nashville, Tennessee Big Bend National Park, Texas
Bear Ears, Utah Montreal, Canada Nunavut, Canada
The Mission San Xavier del Bac is one of the reasons to visit Tucson, Ariz. Fodor’s named the city one of its 13 places to visit in North America for 2019.