New York Times names New Orleans the best place to visit in 2018

The New York Times has announced its list of 52 places to go in 2018, and No. 1 is New Orleans. "There is no city in the world like New Orleans. Influences from Europe, the Caribbean, Latin America, Africa and indigenous peoples have made it the ultimate melting pot,'' the Times wrote.

The story notes that the city is celebrating its tricentennial this year, and there are events planned throughout the year to mark the important date.

The first visual in the slideshow is a joyous second line on a sunny day in New Orleans, with children and adults alike dancing in front of a brass band.

No. 2 on the list is Colombia. With the war finally over, the entire country is opening up,'' the Times writes.

Basilicata, Italy is No. 3.

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