Discover the must-know destinations for 2023, from outdoor-driven, liveable cities to culturally vibrant connected hubs.
WGSN’s City by City team highlights the destinations that are bubbling up for the year in our latest Cities to Watch 2023. Listen to the latest episode of our Create Tomorrow podcast to take a trip around the world, or read on to discover three rising cities for 2023.
In America, moving south is becoming an option for many due to the rise in housing costs. New Orleans has become the new work-play headquarters, as confirmed by WGSN correspondent Megan Prives. The #EscapistExperience provided by International House Hotel and N7 is not to be missed. The city rounds it off with its unique history and distinct aesthetic that blends seductive French flair, vibrant Afro-Caribbean energy and welcoming Southern charm.
For EMEA, Researcher Raeesa Brey sheds light on Italy’s Turin, a growing option for relocation as home-working patterns become more flexible. The destination is a smaller, greener and cheaper alternative to Milan, which is located under an hour away by train. Renowned for its cultural institutions, visit Turin for its art museums and galleries that cater to both classical and contemporary aficionados. La Pista 500 and Castello di Rivoli are must-visits.
For heritage culture in APAC, look no further than Hanoi, the UNESCO Creative City that blends the old and the new. The pick of Consumer Researcher Natacia Lim, it aligns with the rise of conscious travel in the region, and traditional design vernacular is met with a burgeoning contemporary wave throughout the city. Visit A Bản Mountain Dew for Indigenous Vietnamese cuisine and Bat Trang Ceramic Village for traditional craftsmanship.
Find out which other cities made our definitive list of inspiring destinations across the world. Head to Cities to Watch 2023, live now on the site.