10 Most Exciting Cities in the World

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The world’s greatest cities have shaped the world; influences through music, food, art, fashion, media, and tech stem from the most innovative and exciting urban landscapes exemplifying unyielding promise. The world’s most buzz-worthy metropolises encompass facets to send all your senses reeling, meeting even the loftiest expectations. If you can shake the immediate confusion and figure out the inner workings of the largest and most esteemed cities, the rewards can be endless, from hang gliding off the lofty peaks surrounding Rio de Janeiro to the hedonistic delights of Berlin’s revitalized districts.

10. New York, United States

New York City sets the bar for excitement—there is literally never a dull moment in the pulsing hub. As the biggest city in the United States, New York has grown into itself, and then some. It’s filled with architectural marvels, amazing restaurants, world-class shopping, and a nightlife scene so lively it rivals almost every cosmopolitan city out there. Performance arts include world-famous shows, an outstanding music scene, and different boroughs are each defined uniquely by residents, entrepreneurs, and other innovative souls. High fashion is as big a part of New York as vintage shops, food trucks as popular as upscale restaurants, and the population of people from all around the world, creating an unbeatable cultural fusion. Home to captivating Manhattan, ripe with world-famous attractions, visitors will get a taste of a city within city and still feel like there’s a world of possibilities to explore.

9. London, England

London is a cultural leader, a creative powerhouse, and a trend-setter. The city thrives on diversity and complexity and is one of the most iconoclastic cities in the world. Market shopping and the street scene take precedent in London even though the city houses some of the most important art collections of our time. London holds its legendary history dear but also continuously renews itself. It has many subcultures and faces, which is what makes it so appealing. What other destination has such high prices and cringe-worthy weather yet draws back visitors time and time again? The pub scene was practically born in London, and with such varied residents from all around the world, it’s also one of the most interesting scenes today. All the music, fashion, and design coming out of London hits the international stage, making waves both east and west.

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