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Lonely Planet's top cities to visit in 2018

Pack your bags because Lonely Planet has released their Best in Travel series, featuring the top cities to visit in 2018.

From the newly-opened sports arenas in Detroit to the awe-inspiring temples in Kaohsiung, here are 10 cities to visit on your next vacation.

10. Oslo, Norway

Travelers visiting Oslo in 2018 are in for
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Travelers visiting Oslo in 2018 are in for a treat because the city will be celebrating a very special 50th wedding anniversary this year for Noway's King Harald and Queen Sonja. Locals and visitors will join in the culinary and cultural festivals that will occur to honor the beloved pair.

9. Guanajuato, Mexico

The city is home to the Festival Cervantino,
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The city is home to the Festival Cervantino, an acclaimed annual international arts festival. While exploring the city, travelers will marvel at the colorful houses lining the cobblestone streets, colonial buildings, and the outstanding museums.

8. San Juan, Puerto Rico

Lonely Planet insists that despite Hurricane Maria and
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Lonely Planet insists that despite Hurricane Maria and the major impact it has had on this historic destination, Puerto Rico "will rebuild and remain the enchanting city it has always been." San Juan is an exciting place to visit, where travelers are guaranteed to fall in love with the beautiful beaches, colorful murals lining the streets, energetic nightlife and vibrant art scene.

7. Matera, Italy

One of the oldest living cities in the
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One of the oldest living cities in the world, Matera is using its rich past and breathtaking architecture to appeal to all generations of people with the development of new hotels, restaurants and bars. From natural caves, churches, and monasteries, travelers will feel as if their going back in time. Matera is set to become the European Capital of Culture for 2019, where events and festivals will be hosted throughout the city for visitors and locals to immerse themselves in local traditions and culture of this up and coming travel destination.

6. Antwerp, Belgium

For those visiting Antwerp this year, you won't
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For those visiting Antwerp this year, you won't want to miss the Antwerp Baroque 2018, an event inspired by influential Flemish painter and former resident Peter Paul Rubens. The event includes parades, concerts, street art, and workshops sure to excite all creatives. The city also features pop-up bars and farm to table restaurants for travelers looking to indulge in local cuisine.

5. Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Pagodas and temples are just some of the
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Pagodas and temples are just some of the many beautiful wonders of Taiwan that travelers have to witness in person to truly appreciate. The city is filled with art museums and a music complex for those looking for creativity and entertainment. For travelers who want to explore the surrounding wildlife, the Xiaogang Shan Recreation Area is a great hiking spot to take in the unforgettable views.

4. Hamburg, Germany

The architecture and seaside views in Hamburg may
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The architecture and seaside views in Hamburg may be enough for some travelers to visit this German city, but that isn't all it has to offer. If you're looking to explore local cuisine the famous Fischmarkt in St Pauli, which has been running since 1703, is a must-visit spot. Enjoy a live band and immerse yourself in the culture while searching for travel treasures.

3. Canberra, Australia

There is plenty of exciting things to do
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There is plenty of exciting things to do in Canberra for everyone in the family. The city is filled with must-attend events including the Floriade, one of Australia's biggest spring celebrations, the National Folk Festival and the Canberra Writers Festival. Children will love the Questacon, a kid-friendly science and education center that includes a park and interactive exhibits that explore sports, tsunamis, cyclones, earthquakes and more.

2. Detroit, U.S.A.

Out with the old and in with the
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Out with the old and in with the new. The city of Detroit has experienced a creative transformation in recent years with young entrepreneurs transforming abandoned buildings into distilleries, bike shops, urban farms and museums. The downtown area of the city is perfect for sports fans with the newly-opened hockey and basketball arenas.

1. Seville, Spain

The top city to visit in 2018 is
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The top city to visit in 2018 is Seville, Spain, a destination filled with unique traditions, amazing cuisine and renowned tapas, and a great place for cycling and horseback riding. If you love to dance, flamenco dancing originated in the city, which is the perfect opportunity to learn from the best."Game of Thrones" fans will want to take a trip to Spain, when discovering that the scenes from the Water Gardens of Dorne were filmed at the Alcázar, a royal palace in Seville.

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