I love reading the annual travel lists compiled by various travel websites and newspapers on top travel destinations for the year.  While I don’t particularly care if a destination I travel to is considered a must see, I love reading these lists for inspiration on where to travel to and discovering places I might not have considered.

The New York Times list is one of my favorites. This year instead of their usual New York Times 52 Places to Go list this list highlights places around the globe where travelers can be part of the solution to problems like overtourism and climate change and they have titled it “52 Places for a Changed World.”

UPDATE: Here is the newest list for 2024.

Here are their picks for places to go in 2022:

New York Times 52 Places to Go in 2022

1. Chioggia, Italy
2. Chimanimani National Park, Mozambique
3. Queens, New York
4. Northumberland, England
5. Zihuantanejo, Mexico
6. Iberá Park, Argentina
7. Alentejo Wine Region, Portugal
8. The Lucayan Archipelago, The Bahamas, Turks and Caicos
9. Evia, Greece
10. Cobscook Shores, Maine
11. Hoonah, Alaska
12. Cleveland, Ohio
13. Courmayeur, Italy
14. Red River Delta, Vietnam
15. South Africa
16. Uttarakhand, India
17. Fogo Island, Newfoundland, Canada
18. The Great Highway, San Francisco
19. Kyoto, Japan
20. El Yunque National Forest, Puerto Rico
21. Sierra Leone
22. Slovenia
23. El Hierro, Spain
24. Summerland Peninsula, Australia
25. Dana Biosphere Reserve, Jordan
26. Gouda, The Netherlands
27. Thy, Denmark
28. The Red Sea Mountain Trail, Egypt
29. Little Calumet River, Chicago
30. The Inner Hebrides, Scotland
31. Normandy, France
32. Estes Park, Colorado
33. Kunta Kinteh Island, Gambia
34. Naples, Italy
35. Höga Kusten, Sweden
36. Humboldt, Kansas
37. Greenland
38. Marrakesh, Morocco
39. Northland, New Zealand
40. Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
41. Elijio Panti National Park, Belize
42. Sarasota, Florida
43. Vanuatu
44. Santa Cruz County, California
45. Serra da Capivara National Park, Brazil
46. Saguaro National Park, Arizona
47. Islas Cíes, Spain
48. Monaco
49. Bronzeville, Milwaukee
50. Thaidene Nëné National Park Reserve, Canada
51. Cerro Castillo National Park, Chile
52. Daintree Rainforest, Australia

Click here for the complete New York Times list.

To see the past lists from recent years here are the New York Times 52 Places to Go lists from 2015, 2016, 201720182019 2020 and 2021.


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