New York Named Best City in World for 2019

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New York was named the best city in the world as part of a recent survey of travelers and experts.

According to, the global magazine and Tapestry Research teamed to develop the Time Out Index 2019, which used responses from almost 34,000 anonymous travelers and the opinions of editors and experts to create the list.

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Will Gleason from Time Out New York revealed the city took the top spot due to its “ongoing diverse and accepting vibes,” as well as a unique culture and unparalleled eating and drinking options.

“Time Out has been helping people explore and enjoy the best of the city since 1968, starting in London and now curating the best of 315 cities,” Time Out editor James Manning said. “The Time Out Index lets us understand what makes the world’s greatest cities tick right now.”

“The cities at the top of our list are centers of diversity, diversion and dissent dotted across the world: places where anything can (and does) happen, where new ideas, delicious food and world-class art and entertainment are born every day, and where people from all corners can come together with a shared civic identity,” Manning continued.

As for the remaining cities on the list, Melbourne finished second, followed by Chicago, London and Los Angeles rounding out the top five. The rest of the top 10 includes Montreal, Berlin, Glasgow, Paris and Tokyo, respectively.

Here is the rest of the Time Out Index 2019:

1. New York

2. Melbourne, Australia

3. Chicago, Illinois

4. London, United Kingdom

5. Los Angeles, California

6. Montreal, Canada

7. Berlin, Germany

8. Glasgow, Scotland

9. Paris, France

10. Tokyo, Japan

11. Madrid, Spain

12. Cape Town, South Africa

13. Las Vegas, Nevada

14. Mexico City, Mexico

15. Manchester, United Kingdom

16. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

17. Barcelona, Spain

18. Buenos Aires, Argentina

19. Lisbon, Portugal

20. Washington DC

21. Tel Aviv, Israel

22. Mumbai, India

23. Toronto, Canada

24. Birmingham, United Kingdom

25. Dublin, Ireland

26. Sao Paulo, Brazil

27. Miami, Florida

28. Porto, Portugal

29. Singapore

30. Edinburgh, Scotland

31. San Francisco

32. Dubai, United Arab Emirates

33. Munich, Germany

34. Vienna, Austria

35. Shanghai, China

36. Moscow, Russia

37. Delhi, India

38. Seattle, Washington

39. Sydney, Australia

40. Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

41. Hong Kong

42. Boston, Massachusetts

43. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

44. Marseille, France

45. Bangkok, Thailand

46. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

47. Beijing, China

48. Istanbul, Turkey

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