No. 2 Must-See City in the World? Detroit

Lonely Planet offers up its annual top 10
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 24, 2017 12:49 PM CDT
2nd Must-See City in the World Is ... Detroit
Detroit's skyline is shown here.   (Tanya Moutzalias/The Ann Arbor News via AP)

Lonely Planet's list of the top travel destinations for 2018 includes destinations that "stray from the usual European and Asian capitals," the Los Angeles Times reports. One inclusion in particular that may surprise some? Detroit is listed as the No. 2 city to visit next year. As the travel guide explains, the Motor City is "rolling again" after "decades of neglect." Lonely Planet specifically cites young, creative residents who've turned abandoned buildings into destinations ranging from galleries to distilleries and more. There's also a new hockey and basketball arena downtown, and three new parks are being added to the riverfront trail. You can ride along it using a new bike-share initiative that has 43 stations, or take the QLine streetcar to, say, a hot new hotel being built in a formerly "forlorn" parking lot. The full top 10:

  1. Seville, Spain
  2. Detroit, Mich.
  3. Canberra, Australia
  4. Hamburg, Germany
  5. Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  6. Antwerp, Belgium
  7. Matera, Italy
  8. San Juan, Puerto Rico
  9. Guanajuato, Mexico
  10. Oslo, Norway
Click for Lonely Planet's descriptions of each city, plus its picks for top countries, regions, and more to visit in 2018. (More Detroit stories.)

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