Manchester has been named one of the 'must go' places in the world in 2024 by the New York Times. 

The New York Times has released its 52 Places to Go in 2024 list outlining destinations that are a must for travellers this year.

The list includes locations in places like Australia, Iceland, the USA and Kenya, while including just two places in the UK. 

The New York Times said: "No matter why you travel, our list offers inspiration."

You can see the full New York Times list here.

'Must go' locations across the world in 2024

The 'must go' locations in the world in 2024, according to the New York Times, are:

  1. The Path of Totality, North America
  2. Paris, France
  3. Yamaguchi, Japan
  4. New Zealand by Train
  5. Maui, Hawaii
  6. Baaj Nwaavjo I’tah Kukveni, Arizona
  7. Singapore
  8. O’Higgins, Chile
  9. Ladakh, India
  10. Geneva, Switzerland
  11. Dominica, The Caribbean
  12. Manchester, England
  13. Craters of the Moon, Idaho
  14. Baltimore, Maryland
  15. Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
  16. Negombo, Sri Lanka
  17. Massa-Carrara, Italy
  18. Bannau Brycheiniog, Wales
  19. Morocco
  20. Valencia, Spain
  21. Kansas City, Missouri
  22. Antananarivo, Madagascar
  23. Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico
  24. Lake Toba, Indonesia
  25. Almaty, Kazakhstan
  26. Quito, Ecuador
  27. Mingan Archipelago, Quebec
  28. Montgomery, Alabama
  29. Tasmania, Australia
  30. Waterford, Ireland
  31. Tsavo National Park, Kenya
  32. Brasília, Brazil
  33. El Salvador
  34. Koh Ker, Cambodia
  35. Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland
  36. Montevideo, Uruguay
  37. Mustang, Nepal
  38. Vienna, Austria
  39. Brisbane, Australia
  40. Pasadena, California
  41. Hurghada, Egypt
  42. Boundary Waters, Minnesota
  43. Thessaloniki, Greece
  44. Normandy, France
  45. Grenada, The Caribbean
  46. El Camino de Costa Rica
  47. Albanian Alps
  48. Whitehorse, Yukon
  49. Choquequirao, Peru
  50. Dresden, Germany
  51. Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve, Mexico
  52. Flamingo, Florida

What makes Manchester a 'must go' location in 2024?

Manchester was among the top 20 places to visit in the world in 2024 - named 12th on the New York Times' places to go list.

Nora Walsh, in the New York Times, said: “Music has long been at the core of Manchester’s gritty soul, from Joy Division and the Stone Roses to Oasis and, now, Harry Styles, who is backing Britain’s largest new music arena, Co-op Live, set to open in April.

“Stars like Liam Gallagher, Eric Clapton and Barry Manilow are booked to inaugurate the 23,500-capacity space, which will complement the reopening of concert halls like the post-punk incubator Band on the Wall and New Century, where the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix and Tina Turner have all graced the stage.

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“For those interested in emerging talent, the city will host two major music conferences this year, including Worldwide Music Expo, a behemoth packed with concerts, speakers, films and an awards ceremony, and Beyond the Music, a smorgasbord of performances, parties, workshops and more.

“In November, Laurie Anderson will headline the Factory International arts center with "ARK," a multimedia “dark comedy for the end of the world.”

The only other location in the UK to make the list was Bannau Brycheiniog in Wales.