National Geographic’s “Best of the World 2021” list offers up 25 picks for your consideration. The sustainability category celebrates six superlative destinations across Europe, Africa and the United States.
There’s Alonissos in Greece, with its new underwater museum where visitors can explore the remains of a 2,500-year-old shipwreck, and New Caledonia in France, with its 1.3-million square kilometer marine park.
Florida’s Space Coast is honored in the Family section, as well as the nearly completed England Coastal Path, which at 4,500 kilometers will be the world’s longest seafront walking trail.
Michigan’s Isle Royale, in the northwest corner of Lake Superior, is honored in the Nature/Wildlife category.
In the culture/history category, there’s Guam, a US territory in the Pacific Ocean, which played a strategic role in World War II, and Gyeongju, an ancient capital in South Korea that is so teeming with artifacts it’s known as “the museum without walls.”