If you are already looking forward to some fun in 2016, then you'll definitely be interested in where the hot places for travel are predicted to be in the new year. Our friends at Travel + Leisure are following the buzz, and bringing us the Top 50 Best Places to Travel in 2016. Some of these are old favorites, like Casablanca, Morocco, and Borneo, but there are a few surprises. Who knew that Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is transforming itself into a new mecca for art lovers, or that Siberia is now a target for cruise lines and safari's to find their namesake tigers?

Some of my favorites are below, but be sure to check out the entire list from Travel + Leisure before you make reservations for your next family vacation!


Detroit, Michigan - 'America’s Great Comeback City'

Denver, Colorado - a new destination for art lovers, with the new Art Hotel opening

Havana - now that the USA has loosened travel restrictions to Cuba, this is the new cool place to visit

San Antonio, Texas - art, Mexican culture, and great food rule this fun riverside city

Guatemala - adventure seekers and remote archaeological sites  make this fun for those who love the outdoors

Iran - 19 UNESCO World Heritage sites, and a rich history dating back thousands of years

Lille, France - museums, fashion houses, and quaint coffee houses - and just an hour from Paris