The Top 12 Travel Destinations for Travelers in 2022
Looking to plan some epic trips in 2022? From Indonesia to the United States, there are several places around the world that should be at the top of your travel bucket list for the upcoming year. While there’s still some uncertainty around what travel might look like during 2022, there is no reason why you should start gathering some travel inspiration in the meantime.
Whether you’re in need of a tropical getaway in the Bahamas or want to take a foodie tour through Italy, keep reading for Next Luxury’s list of the 12 top travel destinations in 2022.
1. British Virgin Islands
With overwater bungalows becoming an option in the British Virgin Islands, now is the perfect time to start planning a beachside vacation in the Caribbean. Though the four largest islands are Tortola, Anegada, Virgin Gorda, and Jost Van Dyke, there are several other smaller islands that are also worth exploring. However, you definitely can’t go wrong with calling Virgin Gorda homebase during your visit.
Book a room at the Rosewood Little Dix Bay for a luxurious experience that offers one of the most peaceful and secluded retreats in the area. Also, make sure you explore The Baths. Between the white sandy beaches and the massive rock formations that are scattered along the shoreline, this is sure to be one of the most picturesque experiences of your trip.
2. Doha, Qatar
Situated along the Persian Gulf, Doha is Qatar’s busiest city in addition to being its Capital. A trip to Doha, Qatar gives travelers the opportunity to immerse themselves in the local culture through exploring the vibrant food scene and visiting the incredible museums. Between the National Museum of Qatar and the stunning Museum of Islamic Art, tourists are able to see some one-of-a-kind artifacts and artworks that are unlike any other.
Best of all, Doha is known to have some ridiculously lavish resorts, meaning your experience can be one of learning and luxury. From the Ritz Carlton, Doja to the Hilton Doja, you truly can’t go wrong with any of the upscale hotels that line the coast.
3. Joshua Tree, California
Joshua Tree, California might not seem as though it can compete with some of the more exotic and foreign places on our list, but this desert oasis is a real gem that everyone should explore at least once in their life. From the scenic landscape to the abundance of local wildlife, a trip to Joshua Tree is one that is both restorative and adventurous. While there are some fun spots in town such as Pappy + Harriets, the majority of your time here will most likely be spent out in nature doing everything from hiking to rock climbing.
Visiting Joshua Tree National Park is an absolute must, and even if you are dealing with crazy heat in the summertime, simply driving through the park and taking in all of the amazing sights is worth it. Though Joshua Tree isn’t known for having too many five-star resorts, there are some incredible Airbnb’s available for rent. Depending on the time of the year that you choose to visit, try to get an Airbnb that has a pool or jacuzzi! There seriously is nothing like catching some shooting stars while relaxing in a hot tub.
4. Sedona, Arizona
Sedona, Arizona is known for being one of the most magical and serene places in the United States. Whether you’re looking to check in at one of their renowned wellness resorts or you are big on hiking, Sedona has everything that you need for a relaxing yet fun adventure in Arizona. If you’re leaning more toward a meditative weekend in the mountains, book a room at the Enchantment Resort and enjoy breathtaking views from every end of the property.
Being that they offer an endless array of classes and experiences, you definitely won’t find yourself feeling bored despite the fact that wellness resorts are known for being a bit slower and lowkey. Though the Enchantment Resort offers guests on-site access to some amazing hiking trails, you’ll definitely want to venture off of the property for at least one day to check out Subway Cave and Cathedral Rock.
5. Todos Santos, México
Though tourists tend to rave about Cancun and Cabo, Todos Santos is one of the most charming towns along the Pacific coast of the Baja California Peninsula. While it does offer a very different experience than what you might expect to have in places like Tulum or Cabo San Lucas, Todos Santos allows travelers to indulge in a more authentic taste of Mexico.
In addition to boasting an impressive food scene with popular restaurants like Hierbabuena and Jazamango, Todos Santos also has a vibrant connection to art and music. For those who prefer a more outdoorsy experience, there are great beaches and surfing in Todos Santos, along with epic whale watching in the winter.
6. Ubud, Bali
While many people travel to Bali with the intention of spending the majority of their time on the beautiful beaches, there is something even more magical about the Balinese jungle. Though Ubud has become a very popular destination for tourists over the years, it has managed to maintain its peaceful charm.
From the legendary Monkey Forest to the renowned Taksu Spa, there are plenty of ways to occupy your time during your stay. Being that the Balinese are known for having the most welcoming and kind-hearted communities, exploring Ubud is also the perfect opportunity to see the more authentic side of Bali and immerse yourself in local traditions and culture.
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7. Nice, France
If you’re ready to escape the city and want to avoid the hustle and bustle of Paris, head down to the south of France for a picture-perfect vacation. Nice is known for having a pristine coastline that sets the tone for the entire city.
Between the pebble-covered beaches and the colorful buildings that the French Riviera is famous for, Nice truly creates a magical atmosphere for those hoping to spark some romance and magic in their lives. While there are some lovely resorts such as Le Meridien Nice and La Perouse, there are also wonderful local options on Airbnb for those seeking something more simple.
8. The Bahamas
From the Atlantis Resort to Baha Mar, the Bahamas is home to some mind-blowing resorts and hotels that offer world-class dining, exciting nightlife, and state-of-the-art swimming pools. Boasting crystal clear waters and white sandy beaches, taking a trip to one of the tropical Bahamian islands is the perfect way to get a much needed dose of a tropical vacation. Some unique experiences available at the Bahamas include snorkeling, boating, and of course, swimming with the island’s legendary pigs.
9. Naples, Italy
Known as the birthplace of the beloved pizza, Naples is one of Italy’s most spectacular cities. Located in the southern portion of Italy, Naples is home to architecture and artwork that are centuries old, giving it a very traditional and genuine appeal.
Whether you’re a history buff or not, you definitely won’t want to miss out on a visit to the Duomo di San Gennaro which is filled with some of the most incredible and vibrant frescos that have ever been created. If you head to the coastal part of Naples, expect to find breathtaking beaches and swimming experiences such as Gaiola Beach, the Sorrento Peninsula, and Lo Scaglione.
10. Alberta, Canada
Located in Western Canada, Alberta is a province that is home to a diverse array of landscapes and terrains that include everything from mountains to desert badlands. Home to more than 600 lakes, Alberta is one of the best places for outdoorsy men to venture around and explore.
No matter what part of Alberta you choose to explore, you are sure to see some of the most serene and breathtaking parts of nature that exist in the world. When it comes to lodging in Alberta, some great options include the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, the Rimrock Resort Hotel, and the Solara Resort.
11. Napa Valley, California
With rolling hills and some of the best wine in the world, Napa Valley is a must-see for wine lovers and aspiring sommeliers alike. Though it isn’t too far from San Francisco, this unique valley manages to transport travelers to what feels like a completely new world outside of the city.
Boasting hundreds of vineyards and tasting rooms, the biggest dilemma you will encounter during your trip is figuring out how to choose which spots to visit and which to save for another time. Napa also offers some very upscale and lavish resorts like the Auberge du Soleil and the Bardessono Hotel and Spa.
12. Oslo, Norway
Oslo is the capital of Norward and is considered to be one of the most dynamic cities in Europe. Though there are some classic areas that have traditional architecture and environments, Oslo also has a more modern touch that sets it apart from the majority of European cities.
Being that it is on the smaller side, it is possible to fit a lot of different activities and experiences into a singular visit to this unique city. Surrounded by majestic mountains and the Oslo Fjord, Norway’s capital offers beautiful views in addition to the excitement of an urban area. If you want to stay in style, check out the Grand Hotel Oslo or the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel.
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