Top 12 Places to Explore Like a Local in 2016

Happy New Year! Travel more is a top New Year's resolution people make each year. If travel is one of your resolutions this year, we're here to help you make it come true!

Instead of creating our own list of the best places to visit in 2016, we decided to curate the wisdom for you from many of the other lists already out there on the interwebs.

Unanchor will help you save time on planning an itinerary of what to do, see (& not see), when, and where so you can get inspired and start exploring on your own right now with knowledge from a local.

Here are your 12 best places to travel to in 2016:

1. Taipei, Taiwan

Taipei 101 at nightTaipei Highlights in 72 Hours *NEW*

2. Georgia

Tbilisi, Georgia Bridge of PeaceTbilisi Weekend Highlights

3. Ecuador

Ecuador Local MarketCuenca Highlights in 3 Days

4. Dublin, Ireland

Dublin CastleDublin Local's Highlights in 3 Days

5. Iceland

Iceland FjordIceland Road Trip Highlights in 4 Days *NEW*

6. Hawaii, USA

HawaiiBig Island Top 10 Highlights in 3 Days // Oahu Local's Highlights in 3 Days // Oahu on a Budget Highlights in 4 Days

7. Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona GaudiBarcelona Highlights in 3 Days // Barcelona Biking Highlights in 3 Days // FC Barcelona in 1 Day

8. Sydney, Australia

Harbour Bridge & Sydney Skyline including the Opera HouseSydney Highlights in 3 Days *BEST SELLER* // Sydney Weekend Highlights

9. New York City, USA

Statue of Liberty & Downtown ManhattanNYC Walking Highlights in 2 Days // NYC 5 Boroughs Local's Highlights in 6 Days // NYC Lower East Side Highlights in 1 Day // NYC Lower Manhattan Highlights in 1 Day // NYC Hudson River Highlights in 1 Day // NYC Jewish Highlights in 2 Days // NYC Brooklyn Foodie Highlights in 2 Days // NYC Asian Food Highlights in 3 Days // NYC Hidden Bars Highlights in 2 Days

10. Washington, D.C., USA

White House, Washington DCWashington, D.C. Highlights in 4 Days // Washington, D.C. Local's Highlights in 3 Days

11. U.S. Virgin Islands

St. Croix, USVI BeachSt. Croix Highlights in 2 Days

12. Mexico

Chichen ItzaMexico City Highlights in 3 Days // Mexico City Highlights in 7 Days // Ciudad de México Reflejos en 7 Días // Yucatan Highlights in 5 Days *BEST SELLER*

There are 2 bonus locations we wanted to share with you that appeared the most on the best places to visit lists but we do not have an Unanchor itinerary for (yet):

Bonus #1: St. Helena - a volcanic island in the South Atlantic roughly halfway between South America and Africa.

Bonus #2: Cuba - specifically Viñales, a UNESCO World Heritage Site a couple hours west of Havana. Viñales Valley, Cuba

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If you want more travel inspiration, here are the lists of top travel destinations for 2016 we used to curate our list for you: