Lonely Planet released its 'Best in Travel' list for 2015 on Monday. Canada was shut out from the Top 10 Countries list

Toronto cracks Lonely Planet’s Top 10 for ‘Best in Travel 2015’ guide

In its annual 'Best in Travel' series, Lonely Planet gave props to Singapore, Argentina and Milan, but shut Canada out of its Best Countries

Toronto was the only Canadian city to place in Lonely Planet’s Top 10 Cities for 2015, in the travel company’s annual rankings of the world’s best, brightest, cheapest, and trendiest destinations.

“The most multicultural city in the world, a bustling megalopolis where over 140 languages are spoken, promises to be extra vibrant in 2015, when an estimated 250,000 visitors arrive for the Pan American (Pan Am) Games,” writes Benedict Walker, in his synopsis of Canada’s largest city, which finished 10th to just barely crack the rankings.

“Ubiquitous condo towers, ageing mega-highways and the lack of a unifying architectural theme aren’t likely to seduce you, but the character and flavour of Toronto’s neighbourhoods just might. Expect 2015 to be another massive year for Toronto’s drool-worthy restaurant scene. If nightlife is your bag, you’ll love this city: the influences of nearby New York and Montreal keep things cutting-edge. Live music thrives in gritty, grassroots bars and band-rooms.”

The Best in Travel 2015 rankings were released on Monday, and Canada was shut out from the Top 10 Countries list, although winner were reserved for trendier destinations than North America’s or Europe’s most travelled.

Singapore placed first, finishing ahead of Namibia and Lithuania.

Washington, DC finished as the world’s best city to travel to in 2015, followed by second-place El Chalten (Argentina) and third-place Milan.

Lonely Planet also ranked the best regions to travel to in 2015 and a number of other Top 10s, including the best ‘value destinations’ which was led by Tunisia, South Africa, and Shanghai.

PHOTOS: Top 10 Cities to Travel to in 2015 (according to Lonely Planet)

1. Singapore

Singapore

Photo: Wikimedia Commons, author Someformofhuman

2. El Chalten, Argentina

El Chalten, Argentina

Photo: Wikimedia Commons, author Liam Quinn

3. Milan, Italy

Milan Italy

Photo: Wikimedia Commons, author Conte di Cavour

4. Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt Switzerland

Photo: Wikimedia Commons, author Chensiyuan

5. Valletta, Malta

Valletta Malta

Photo: Wikimedia Commons, author Queryzo

6. Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Plovdiv Bulgaria

Photo: Wikimedia Commons, author Leophallak

7. Salisbury, England

Salisbury England

Photo: Wikimedia Commons, author Kaihsu Tai

8. Vienna, Austria

Vienna Photo

*Photo taken by Kolby Solinsky (via Kolby Does Europe)

9. Chennai, India

Chennai India

Photo: Wikimedia Commons, author Ranveig

10. Toronto, Canada

Toronto Harbor

Photo: Wikimedia Commons, author John Vetterli (via Flickr)

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