The impossibly clear, calm, turquoise water at La Caravelle beach in Ste.-Anne, #Guadeloupe. More on the French-inflected Caribbean islands at nytimes.com/travel, with photos by @rdiazphoto.
On #Guadeloupe’s Basse-Terre, a view of La Soufrière by @rdiazphoto. An eruption of the 4,813-foot volcano in 1976 resulted in an evacuation, with many families moving permanently to Grande-Terre. Nature returned. More at nytimes.com/travel.
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A pedestrian bridge over the Reedy River near downtown #Greenville, shot by @huntermcrae for our 52 Places to Go in 2017, where the town takes the #12 spot. Though small, Greenville, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, may be the next major food destination. Before feasting, enjoy the city’s many public art works along the tree-lined streets, or grab a pour over at Methodical Coffee en route to biking the 21-mile Swamp Rabbit Trail. More at nytimes.com/52places. #52Places2017
A statue outside of President Lincoln's cottage, where he and his wife lived during the Civil War -- and near to where @draperrobert lives. His article on Washington D.C., with photos by @darrenshiggins, is at nytimes.com/travel. #washington #dc #travel #🇺🇸
The United States Capitol, captured in all its grandeur by @darrenshiggins for @draperrobert’s article this week about his hometown of D.C. More at nytimes.com/travel. #washington #dc #travel #🇺🇸
The Algarve may be chockablock with tourists and grand hotels, but Portugal’s hippie-chic #Comporta -- where we sent @andyhaslamphoto to document its spot at #25 on our 52 Places to Go in 2017 list -- a protected nature reserve and former fisherman’s village in the Alentejo region, is deliberately underdeveloped and teeming with creative European A-listers. More at nytimes.com/52places. #52Places2017
The rarely visited #RyukyuIslands, an archipelago of 160 islands, with multiple endangered dialects and cultures, stretches from the southern tip of Japan’s mainland to 70 miles off the east coast of Taiwan. Expect Unesco heritage sites, 1,000-year-old cedars, the “living fossil” Amami rabbit, ancient temples and castles, white sand beaches, crystal-clear diving spots and a tug of war festival. No wonder they took the final spot on our list of 52 Places to Go in 2017. This wondrous photo, of a mossy forest on the island of Yakushima, is by @laurynishak. More at nytimes.com/52places. #52Places2017
#Kingston, the capital of #Jamaica furthers its case as cultural destination, not just a stopover to the beach -- and helped it take the #24 spot on our list of 52 Places Go in 2017. Stay at the Courtyard by Marriott, Kingston’s first new hotel in over a decade, or the SoHo-style Spanish Court Hotel, which has added a second pool, and will open its Montego Bay branch in the summer. Eat like an Olympic legend at Usain Bolt’s restaurant Tracks & Records, or get all things jerk at the latest hot spot Chateau 7 Gourmet Jerk Centre, where @robertrausch took this photo. More at nytimes.com/52places. #52Places2017
Some of the best meals in Italy aren’t found in Rome or Tuscany, but from the southern region of #Calabria, where @sw_photo got this shot of Fortezza Aragonese in the town of Isola Capo di Rizzuto. The toe of Italy’s boot is making a name for itself in food and wine circles. Known for spicy dishes and much of the world’s supply of bergamot, Calabria is pivoting toward lighter fare, organic farming and wine made from local grapes. More at nytimes.com/52places. #52Places2017
The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center in Athens, shot by Andreas Meichsner for this year’s 52 Places to Go list. The city takes the #28 spot. More at nytimes.com/52places. #52Places #52Places2017 #athens #greece #travel
Why visit Osaka, Japan? If Kyoto represents Japan’s spirit, and Tokyo its heart, #Osaka is the country’s insatiable appetite. The city’s culinary legacy is alive and at work in the neighborhoods of Tsuruhashi and Fukushima, and in the 91 Michelin-starred restaurants spread throughout the city — like #Ajikitcho, specializing in traditional Japanese cooking, and #Taian, with a chargrilled focus. On April 28, it will all come together at 10-day food festival, celebrating flavors from Japan’s 47 prefectures. @laurynie took this photo of the Dotonbori neighborhood for #52Places2017.
Where to go in 2017? Since the 1970s, the South Bronx has suffered in reality and reputation. But things are changing. Openings in 2016 included artisanal coffee shops, galleries and boutiques. Coming in 2017: a food hall with a rooftop beer garden and a distillery and brewery; Latin-inspired restaurants from the chef @drod; and a riverfront hotel. @cenicola0 photographed Filtered Coffee in Mott Haven for #52Places2017.
@joaosilva_nyt photographed these lion cubs in Botswana’s Duba Plains for our annual 52 Places to Go feature. This summer, 2 National Geographic explorers in residence and the company @greatplainsconservation will open Duba Plains Camp, a luxury tented camp in a private 77,000-acre portion of the Okavango Delta that’s rife with lions, elephants and species specific to northern Botswana like the red lechwe. #52Places2017
With its limestone-paved streets, Dubrovnik, Croatia, has long been able to rest on its aesthetic laurels. (You might recognize it as King’s Landing on @gameofthrones.) In recent years, though, this star of the Dalmatian Coast has been adding to the luster. @andyhaslamphoto photographed #Dubrovnik for our annual 52 Places to Go feature. More at nytimes.com/travel. #52Places2017
There are thousands of places you could explore this year. This week, we’re offering some ideas to get you started. Introducing 52 Places to Go in 2017. Our top pick this year? #Canada! @joshhaner took this photo in Tofino, British Columbia. Follow along as we share more this week, and visit the link in our profile to find out why we chose Canada. #52Places2017 #🇨🇦
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