Fodor’s Travel releases Go List of the best destinations to visit in 2016

Utah is selected as the #1 destination for the new year

NEW YORK, NY (December 8, 2015) – Fodor’s Travel, the leading name in travel recommendations for almost 80 years, today released its fifth annual Fodor’s Go List. The list highlights 25 can’t-miss spots around the world that should be on every traveler's radar in 2016 and includes destinations for every type of trip – from palm-lined beaches in Guadeloupe to opulent beauty in Abu Dhabi.

The destinations, which span six continents and 20 countries, are chosen by the experts at Fodor’s Travel who log countless miles traveling across the globe each year. This year’s list incorporates everything from emerging destinations (Minneapolis’s North Loop) and new hotspots (Cuba) to noteworthy events (Bavaria’s Oktoberfest will be even more of a party as they celebrate the 500th anniversary of the famous Beer Purity Law) and great values (San Sebastian, Spain) around the world.

For the first time, Fodor’s has selected a top destination for the year: Utah. With the newly expanded Park City, the largest single ski and snowboard resort in the U.S., five outstanding national parks celebrating the U.S. National Park Service Centennial, and unforgettable experiences like viewing fossils at Dinosaur National Monument, rafting the Colorado River or staying at a working ranch, Utah will be the place to get outdoors next year, making it worthy of the Go List’s top spot.

 “With so many destinations worth visiting it can be overwhelming for travelers to decide where they should go next,” said Arabella Bowen, Editor in Chief of Fodor’s Travel. “Our Go List helps guide travelers when they are making that decision and this year we went a step further by recommending Utah as our top destination to visit in 2016.”

View the complete Fodor’s Go List and destination guides to get started planning at To join the online conversation, use the Fodor’s Go List hashtag to share where you’ll be traveling in 2016: #FodorsOnTheGo.


How the Fodor’s Go List is chosen
To select the 2016 Go List, the Fodor’s editorial team began with an initial list of dozens of global and domestic nominees, which they narrowed down to the top 25 places to go next year after much heated internal debate. The end result is a Go List that highlights travel destinations sure to suit every taste, trip length and budget.

About Fodor’s Travel
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