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There’s hardly anything more exciting these days than planning your next vacation. Although travel may seem a bit unpredictable at the moment, now is the time to refresh your roster of destinations to discover in the near future. Here are 10 up-and-coming U.S. cities to add to your 2022 travel list.

Duluth, Minnesota

Whether you’re looking to spend a few days by the water or out on the trails, Duluth is ready to make your outdoor dreams a reality. You can soak up the historic nature of the city and the northern sun while exploring the many quaint shops, breweries and eateries.

Austin, Texas

Everything anyone has ever told you about Austin is true; the hype around this Texas gem is real. With a growing entertainment and art world as well as an inspiring restaurant scene, Austin is ready to create a soundtrack just for you as the official Live Music Capital of the World.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Looking for a way to beat cabin fever this winter? Cold weather fans will find plenty of fun at the local parks, tubing runs, and ski and snowboard hills across the city. The Milwaukee area is a great learning spot for beginner skiers to find their footing.

Charleston, South Carolina

If you’re in search of a destination that features a rich culture, a diverse array of tours and the kind of spas you’ve been dreaming of, Charleston should be at the top of your list. Plus the city has built a reputation for tasting just as good as it looks.

Portland, Maine

With a lively mixture of artistic and outdoor adventures, Portland is a stylish and sophisticated spot that remains genuine and unpretentious. A “place where gray flannel and plaid flannel can coexist,” this East Coast highlight also offers a rooted culinary scene with a deep sense of continuity.

Lake Powell, Arizona

With nearly 2,000 miles of shoreline, warm water, perfect weather and some of the most breathtaking scenery in the West, Lake Powell is Arizona’s ultimate playground. The city boasts a range of accommodations, letting you stay in a houseboat, at a campground or in luxury five-star lodging.

Nashville, Tennessee

Music is a universal language that brings people together. That’s why Nashville will forever remain a must-visit destination. The city’s wide range of cultures is represented through its people, cuisine, entertainment — and, most of all, its unbeatable Southern hospitality.

Park City, Utah

Park City is the perfect mountain town. It strikes a unique balance of luxury and comfort, showcasing a heart-filled appreciation for the arts, food and more. Whether you plan to hit the slopes or the spa, Park City’s historic Main Street is ready to make a great first impression.

Kansas City, Missouri

With a thriving arts scene, robust craft brewing culture and die-hard sports empire, it’s no wonder that Kansas City has become a top Midwestern spot. If you’re looking for a long-weekend destination, the City of Fountains is ready to show you everything it’s got, including the prominent BBQ scene.

Washington, D.C.

From cultural events and concerts to endless American history intake, D.C. has it all. Visitors can browse the halls of museums, explore funky marketplaces, savor multi-course meals at top eateries, and sip on beverages from local breweries. The nation’s capital has something for everyone.

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