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Lonely Planet’s 10 Coolest Neighborhoods

With over 145 million guidebooks in print, an amazing website, and content in 14 languages found on mobile, video, nine international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks and more, its clear why Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world’s number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveler.

Copenhagen - Hungry city trippers should explore Vesterbro's meatpacking district. © Annapurna Mellor / Getty Images

All throughout the year, every year, they release a bevy of fascinating travel destinations, themes, and other information that speaks to today’s savvy travelers. Among their latest, is how the sharing economy—from homeshares to rideshares to co-working—has made it easier to live like a local when we travel, noting, “The landscape of cities and neighborhoods are less defined and constantly transforming and reinventing themselves. Visitors are going beyond public transportation routes and downtown hotel blocks, and discovering burgeoning industries and creative communities outside major tourist attractions and city centers.”

Café Onion in Seongsu-dong, Seoul; © Ki-Sun Lee / Ahn Graphics

So for you ambitious travelers who love to travel off-the-beaten path, Lonely Planet has asked its Lonely Planet Local experts in 10 major cities to pick the top coolest neighborhoods in their city to visit right now.

No spoiler alerts, but the list may surprise you! Read more.

There's a buzz around Business Bay, Dubai's latest hotspot. © Enyo Manzano Photography / Getty Images

Between two neighbourhoods, a whole new hangout has emerged. © Geoffrey Smith

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Reproduced with permission from 10 of the world’s coolest neighbourhoods to visit right now © 2017 Lonely Planet.


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