Travel in 2018 was all about far-flung, unexpected experiences—and 2019 is no different. But rediscovering the world's must-sees, delving deeper into already-trendy destinations, and visiting countries worthy (and in need) of tourism are only some of the ways to travel well this year. Sometimes the new year is not all about novelty, and travel in 2019 will require taking another look at destinations already on your radar. Here, BAZAAR's 19 places to visit in 2019—whether you're looking to adventure, or indulge in some much needed self-care.
Yes, Paris. This year’s list includes key cities celebrating milestones, and featuring never-before-seen-cultural developments. The fashion capital of the world will be home to the Gabrielle Chanel Rooms of the Palais Galliera this year, with over 200,000 garments on showcase from the heritage house, along with other brands. Another addition to the bevy of museums in the City of Light? The Pinault Collection, where thousands of works from the personal collection of François Pinault, the founder of Kering, will be on display at the Bourse de Commerce.
As for hotels, the historic and super-chic Hotel de Crillon, a Rosewood Hotelshould be at the top of your list, along with boutique hotel, La Reserve. If you’re looking to skip the regal hotels that abound in Paris, try and snag a room at the new J.K. Place, which is bringing its Italian-chic flair to the Left Bank, opposite the Musée D’Orsay. Lastly, make Versailles more than just a day trio, with a stay at the new Grand Hotel d’Chateau Versailles opening in the summer. Per Ezon at Embark, “Situated in three wings of the actual Chateau and with just 15 rooms, the hotel faces the L’Orangerie and will open complete with an Alaine Ducasse restaurant. Imagine having the chateau virtually to yourself.”