Lonely Planet names Vancouver a top 10 city for travel in 2014
A recent list compiled by Lonely Planet’s travel experts has ranked Vancouver among the top 10 cities to travel to in 2014.
Vancouver, which placed seventh, was the only Canadian city to be included on the list; the only other North American city to make the cut was Chicago.
Explaining why Vancouver was chosen, Lonely Plant states:
“Vancouver delivers on nature’s eye-candy—visit, and you’ll never be too far from spectacular mountain vistas, rambling evergreen parks and protected sandy beaches. You’ll appreciate the big-city-look/small-town-vibe the moment you arrive at the airport. Situated neatly on the Burrard Peninsula, a hotchpotch of office towers and hastily planned condos compete for the best of some of the world’s most expensive views, earning the nickname ‘City of Glass’. People live here because they love to run, bike, swim, ski and play. Boredom is not permitted here. If you simply can’t take any more of how good it gets, or it won’t stop raining, or you’ve run outta cash, head for the hills: Cypress, Seymour and Grouse Mountains and the world-famous Whistler (ski) and Blackcomb (snowboard) areas are within easy reach.”
1. Paris, France
2. Trinidad, Cuba
3. Cape Town, South Africa
4. Riga, Latvia
5. Zürich, Switzerland
6. Shanghai, China
7. Vancouver, Canada
8. Chicago, United States
9. Adelaide, Australia
10. Auckland, New Zealand
Lonely Planet also compiled a list of top 10 countries to travel to 2014; however Canada and the U.S. were not included.