For most of the years we’ve been running our world city survey, Cape Town has hogged first place. This year we have a new winner – but what’s your favourite?
Our readers have rated New Orleans as the number one long-haul city to visit for 2020.
Why? Maybe it’s the music. This is the birthplace of jazz, after all. Or maybe it’s the way way it mixes Creole and Cajun culture – it’s said to be a city quite unlike any other.
🇺🇸 📌 New Orleans, Louisiana.
A stew of thundering rhythms, lavish spectacles and exquisite cuisine.
— Which? Travel (@WhichTravel) January 6, 2020
The weather helps, as does the fact that you can now fly there directly with British Airways. In truth, though, it’s probably the doughnuts – the famous French beignets that you’ll end up eating, morning, noon and night.
Sights and sounds of the city
If you are planning a visit, we’ve rounded up The Big Easy’s top five sights, including its best live music on Frenchmen Street and its famous street cars.
Elsewhere in our destination surveys, readers rated Kraków the best city break in Europe – the only one to receive the full five stars for value for money.
Puerto Calero, Lanzarote was rated the best Canary Islands resort and, as we discussed back in June, Bamburgh is Britain’s best seaside town.
As for UK city breaks, our readers opted for Somerset’s Wells for its cultural attractions, including its magnificent cathedral:
🇬🇧 📌 Wells Cathedral, Somerset.
An epic endeavour of ecclesiastical architecture raised as England’s first Gothic cathedral between 1175 & 1490.
Alongside runs Vicar’s Close, one of the only intact residential medieval streets left in Britain. pic.twitter.com/JwYDBlEsz8
— Which? Travel (@WhichTravel) January 9, 2020
How do you feel about the results of our destination surveys? Do you think New Orleans deserved to take the top spot from Cape Town? And what are your city-break tips?
Let us know your favourite cities of the world in the comments.