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The 50 Best Places to Travel in 2018

Located at the tip of the Baja Peninsula, the two small colonial towns of Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo have become the hottest vacation destinations in Mexico in recent years. With wide, pristine beaches, lively nightclubs, glam resorts, and a farm-to-table food scene, the oasis of <a href="https://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-guide/los-cabos" target="_blank">Los Cabos</a> is drawing tourists in record numbers. As a result, the hotel scene is booming, with a clutch of new developments and renovations completed this year along the Tourist Corridor, including the sleek <a href="http://www.dpbolvw.net/click-8147292-10479934?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.expedia.com%2Fpubspec%2Fscripts%2Feap.asp%3FPRID%3D1%26GOTO%3DHOTDETAILS%26HotID%3D16118058&amp;cjsku=16118058" target="_blank">Chileno Bay, an Auberge Resort</a>, and a stunning beachfront <a href="http://www.solazloscabos.com/" target="_blank">Solaz</a> resort. A new crop of five-star brands are coming in 2018, including the <a href="http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/mexico/los-cabos" target="_blank">Zadún, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve</a>, the <a href="https://costapalmas.com/four-seasons-resort/" target="_blank">Four Seasons Los Cabos at Costa Palmas</a>, the <a href="https://www.montagehotels.com/loscabos/" target="_blank">Montage Los Cabos</a>, <a href="http://www.1homescabo.com/" target="_blank">1 Hotel &amp; Homes</a>, and the first <a href="http://aichotelgroup.com/our-resorts/nobu" target="_blank">Nobu Hotel</a> in Mexico. Foodies will want to make a reservation at <a href="http://www.anrdoezrs.net/links/7876402/type/dlg/sid/TLLIFEG1WTG2018/https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g152516-d9606499-Reviews-Acre-San_Jose_del_Cabo_Los_Cabos_Baja_California.html" target="_blank">Acre</a>, a restaurant-farm from executive chefs Kevin Luzande and Oscar Torres, who are set to unveil 12 new treehouse guest rooms on site. <em>—Christopher Tkaczyk</em> - Reinhard Dirscherl/ullstein bild/Getty Images
Located at the tip of the Baja Peninsula, the two small colonial towns of Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo have become the hottest vacation destinations in Mexico in recent years. With wide, pristine beaches, lively nightclubs, glam resorts, and a farm-to-table food scene, the oasis of Los Cabos is drawing tourists in record numbers. As a result, the hotel scene is booming, with a clutch of new developments and renovations completed this year along the Tourist Corridor, including the sleek Chileno Bay, an Auberge Resort, and a stunning beachfront Solaz resort. A new crop of five-star brands are coming in 2018, including the Zadún, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, the Four Seasons Los Cabos at Costa Palmas, the Montage Los Cabos, 1 Hotel & Homes, and the first Nobu Hotel in Mexico. Foodies will want to make a reservation at Acre, a restaurant-farm from executive chefs Kevin Luzande and Oscar Torres, who are set to unveil 12 new treehouse guest rooms on site. —Christopher Tkaczyk Reinhard Dirscherl/ullstein bild/Getty Images

From a remote, idyllic island to the world's design capital, these destinations have never been better. Start planning your 2018 travel now.

Travelers today are more aware than ever of all the world has to offer. It’s thrilling to be confronted with so much possibility — but daunting, too. Each year, we curate a list of the best places to travel in the months ahead.

Our travel experts — from travel writers around the globe to T+L's A-List travel advisors to our own editors — offer their recommendations. Then, we take a look at what places are now at the forefront of the global conversation, whether for new hotels and museums or major international events. In any given year, the cities and countries we recommend as the best places to travel in the world have a lot going on. And of course, we think about those travel destinations that are perennial favorites to determine which ones are reinventing themselves, ensuring there’s always something new to explore.

Whether you’re after heart-stopping adventure, a close-up look at history, or the perfect meal, these are the 50 best destinations to discover in 2018. If you already know where you're going, share your plans with us on social media with #TLBestPlaces.

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