Prague named one of world’s top 50 places to visit in 2019

Jason Pirodsky

Written by Jason Pirodsky Published on 17.01.2019 12:25:12 (updated on 17.01.2019) Reading time: 2 minutes

Any time is a good time to visit Prague, but 2019 might be an extra-special time to see the Czech capital, according to one US publication – – and get a taste of its burgeoning culinary scene.

Already one of Europe’s most-visited destinations, Prague is expecting to see a further increase in tourist traffic over 2019, boosted in part due to Czech Tourism’s current advertising campaign in New York City.

New York-based publication Travel + Leisure, one of the world’s biggest travel magazines, agrees that this year is prime time to see Prague. They’ve included the Czech capital in their annual list of the world’s 50 best places to go in 2019.

The unnumbered list features a range of choice destinations across the globe from Singapore to Rwanda to Guatemala, but the Czech Republic and some of its European neighbors make for some familiar choices.

Writing for Travel + Leisure, Raphael Kadushin highlights Prague’s burgeoning culinary scene as the prime reason to take in the Czech capital this year.

“Not long ago, goulash and strudel dominated nearly every menu in Prague,” the publication states.

“But lately, a dynamic dining landscape has taken shape, with spots like the 17-seat chef’s-table restaurant Taro, where Vietnamese dishes like pho are treated with reverence.”

New Ambiente restaurants Kuchyň, Grils, and Eska also merit a mention as some of the up-and-coming hits on Prague’s foodie scene.

Other choice European destinations in the Travel + Leisure list included Cambridge, Helsinki, Madeira, Ischia, and the Danish Riviera.

Along with Berlin and Etyek, Hungary, Prague was one of the few destinations in Central and Eastern Europe to make the list.


Planning a vacation from the Czech Republic later this year – perhaps during the 20-day span that includes four public holidays? These are Travel + Leisure’s top places to go in 2019:

The Adirondacks, New York
Alberta, Canada
Alsace, France
The Andaman Islands
Berlin, Germany
Brisbane, Australia
Cambridge, England
Elqui Valley, Chile
Etyek, Hungary
The Florida Keys
Georgia (USA)
The Grand Canyon
The Grenadines
Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica
Helsinki, Finland
Hoi An, Vietnam
Hudson Yards, New York City
Houston, Texas
Ischia, Italy
Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Langkawi, Malaysia
Los Cabos, Mexico
Madeira, Portugal
Matera, Italy
Montecito, California
Nairobi, Kenya
Northern Territory, Australia
Panama City, Panama
Prague, Czech Republic
Puerto Rico
San Cristóbal de las Casas, Mexico
Santiago, Chile
The Seychelles
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
South Island, New Zealand
Tisvildeleje and the Danish Riviera
Toronto, Canada
Turquoise Coast, Turkey
Uttarakhand, India

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