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U.S. cities tipped for 2017



Posted on: 05 Dec 2016

Los Angeles and Portland are among the U.S. destinations named in Lonely Planet's prestigious Best in Travel 2017 outlook.

The report, subtitled 'A Year's Worth of Inspiration', names some of the destinations around the world that are expected to make an impact next year, be it through new attractions and redevelopment, as well as some lesser-known gems.

Both Los Angeles and Portland appeared in its pick of ten cities, with Lonely Planet reporting that LA "has been gaining steam as a cultural destination while becoming more accessible than ever". In addition, almost 50 new hotels are currently under development

Portland, meanwhile, was referred to as "America's city of the future - a friendly, sustainable, ethical place that values good living and leisure".

Coastal Georgia was named in Lonely Planet's Top Regions category for its "coastline complete with quirky towns, historic treasures and wilderness-covered islands", and Michigan's Upper Peninsula was singled out in the Best Value Category for its stunning natural beauty and charm.

"Because it's a destination mainly for Midwesterners, prices are reasonable, crowds are comparatively few and the feeling of the area is casual and relaxed," says the report.

Dave Lorenz, Vice President of Travel Michigan, says, “We know that the Upper Peninsula represents the purest of Pure Michigan, however it’s still a hidden gem for many travellers.”

He continues, “This recognition acknowledges the stunning natural beauty, rich history, unique culture and world-class experiences that make the Upper Peninsula a must-have on travellers’ bucket lists.”

For more information, visit www.lonelyplanet.com/best-in-travel