Barcelona and Madrid have long enjoyed time in the limelight, but now Malaga is finally having its moment. Bookings are up 164 percent over last year, according to American Express Travel data. This seaside city on Spain’s southern coast scores points for its diverse architecture—Baroque-style cathedrals, Roman monuments, and Moorish citadels—Mediterranean cuisine, and authentic Andalucian feel. Of course, you can’t talk about Málaga without mentioning its prodigal son, Pablo Picasso, nor the museum dedicated to his work, Museo Picasso Málaga. Before you go, here are the Spanish phrases you need to know.
Incheon, South Korea
While you’ve likely heard of Seoul, the neighboring city of Incheon should also be on your radar; it’s a long-time transportation hub and home to the massive Incheon International Airport. Bookings are up 87 percent over last year. During the holidays, the streets are illuminated by twinkling lights, Christmas carols, and lots of tasty local treats—you haven’t had a true Korean Christmas until you’ve had a saeng cream cake. Find out our favorite Christmas traditions from around the world.
Reno Tahoe, Nevada
Bookings are up 78 percent to Reno, renowned for its casinos, nightlife, the highest concentration of ski resorts in the country, and proximity to Lake Tahoe. If you like to get in a little culture, “The Biggest Little City in the World,” also offers ballet performances at the Pioneer Center and ice-skating at the Rink on the River at the Greater Nevada Field. The buzzy Midtown district is lined with gastropubs, restaurants, and shops. Outside the city limits, you’ll find the snow-capped Sierra Nevadas and some of the best skiing and snowboarding out west on Mt. Rose, Diamond Peak, and Squaw Valley.