A travel magazine, Travel+Leisure, has included Budapest in its article “The 50 Best Places to Travel to in 2022”.
The magazine is based in New York and is published monthly. According to its media kit, it has 4.8 million readers. No wonder we find it an honour that it included Budapest in its newest article about the best places to see in 2022.
Two years of restrictions, border closures, cancelled cruises and flights are behind us. Now, with the feeling of safety the vaccine offers, it seems like we can get back to discovering the world. But making a choice is not always easy: this is exactly what Travel+Leisure helps us with.
With their brand new article, they provide the top 50 destinations the world has to offer this year.
Even though our capital is in 8th place on the list, the destinations are not ranked but are merely listed alphabetically. But that does not take away from the fact that Budapest is probably going to be flooded with tourists yet again this year.
This is not new because, as we wrote earlier, 2021 was a truly outstanding year for the Hungarian tourism sector.
Budapest is up on the list along with fascinating destinations like Italy, Barbados, the Bahamas, Sardinia, Greece, and so on. The travel magazine talks highly of our capital. According to it, Budapest is one of the very few places that “captures both old-world charm and elegant modernity”.
It lists the Matild Palace as a great example of this mixture. The palace (which is a luxurious hotel at the same time) is in District V, and it once was home to Budapest’s royalty.
In 2021, the palace won two prestigious international awards, about which you can read in our article here.
Also, check out our article about the opening of the Matild Palace in July last year.
The travel magazine highlights the fact that Spago by Wolfgang Puck, a restaurant in Matild Palace, is the first of its kind in Central Europe. Apart from the famous restaurant, the article lists some wine bars that are absolutely worth visiting. Travel+Leisure also underscores the cultural importance of the 22 wine regions surrounding Budapest and advises tourists not to leave the country without enjoying a glass of Kékfrankos or Kadarka.