The Most Popular Travel Destinations of 2016

As 2016 comes to an end, we at Winner Parking always curious about the top travel destinations of the year. In this blog, we gathered information from MasterCard, Google, and Conde Nast Traveler to give you the top 10 most popular places of the year:

Reykjavik, Iceland

Over the past year, Reykjavik has become a popular choice for travelers at nearly any time of year. With temperatures in the mid-60s, summer is a great time to explore the city and enjoy outdoor festivals while the winter months display stunning views of the Northern Lights.

Tokyo, Japan

From food to fashion to architecture and more, Tokyo is a favorite among those who want a taste of city life in a very different area of the world. And with Tokyo’s renowned transit system, it’s easy to get to the city’s many playful shops, unique parks, world-class restaurants, and more.

Bangkok, Thailand

Every year, Thailand’s capital attracts hundreds of thousands of people from all over. With its must-see sights (like the Temple of Dawn and the Grand Palace), floating markets, beautiful natural gardens, and affordable hotels, it’s no wonder it’s a popular destination.

London, England

If traveling abroad is an interest, but being submerged in a country with a different language isn’t, London is a great place to visit. The English-speaking city is full of modern and historical architecture, popular attractions, gardens, museums, theaters, and much more.

New York, New York

New York has been one of the top-visited cities in the world for many years; tourists simply can’t get enough of the Big Apple’s fashion scene, famed restaurants, Broadway shows, popular landmarks (like the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building), and of course, Central Park.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

For a taste of luxury and liveliness, travelers have been heading to the coastal city of Dubai in eastern Saudi Arabia. Its towering, ultra-modern architecture, non-stop nightlife, and extravagant hotels attract visitors from all over the world who want a taste of high living.

Singapore

Over the past few years, Singapore’s tourist landscape has changed dramatically and visitors now head to the southeast Asian country for its vibrancy. With its harmony of old and new cultures and miles and miles of lush greenery, there’s always something interesting to see in Singapore.

Paris, France

Paris is considered one of the most romantic cities in the world, so it’s not surprising so many people head there every year. While landmarks like the Eiffel Tower are great sites to see, there’s also plenty to experience, including museums, restaurants, shopping, pastries, and more.

Toronto, Canada

This easy-to-get-t0 city from the U.S. also boasts a favorable currency exchange rate and the Hockey Hall of Fame. In addition, Canada’s largest city is filled with neighborhoods of multiple cultures, festivals, one-of-a-kind shopping, water activities, and a lively nightlife.