Forbes Reveals Top 14 Places to Go Next In 2019

Thinking about your New Year's resolutions? Why not resolve to see more of the United States? Forbes.com Senior Contributor, Laura Begley Bloom, tapped into 14 of the most plugged-in travel experts and influencers to find out the top places that are on their radars for 2019.

Top on the List? Greater Fort Lauderdale, of course

Where: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Chosen By: Sarah Funk, travel show host and blogger, frequently seen on Travel + Leisure and has been to over 40 countries.

Travel show host and blogger Sarah Funk in Fort Lauderdale, one of the best places to go in 2019. Photo courtesy of Sarah Funk /Instagram @sarahfunky 

Why:  Greater Fort Lauderdale is having a modern-day renaissance. The beach town has transformed into a luxurious getaway for the hip and young. Its sandy shores are crowd free with swaying palm trees and miles of peaceful beaches like Pompano and Lauderdale-By-The-Sea.

Sophisticated hotels such as the Conrad dot the beaches and new luxury hotels are on the way, including the Four Seasons Hotel & Private Residences, slated to open in 2020. Millennial can also find a place they will love at the W Hotel or Plunge Hotel.

Fort Lauderdale's culinary scene is a masterpiece, with upscale eateries serving dishes from around the world and new high-end restaurants continuing to emerge. Have a meal at Valentino Cucina Italiana, Louie Bossi’s or Monkitail and your taste buds will thank you. In addition, the city is riding a new wave as a craft-beer destination with 15 local nano- and micro-breweries and 32 craft brew pubs easily accessed with the newly created Greater Fort Lauderdale Ale Trail.

In June 2018, the area’s first LGBT+ Visitor Center opened in Wilton Manors, a gay-centric district with the destination’s largest concentration of gay residents and businesses. The destination is also gearing up to host the first-ever Pride of the Americas, celebrating the LGBT+ community.

Everyone will find something they adore here, from exceptional shopping at Sawgrass Mills to world-class art at Art Fort Lauderdale to a wide selection of museums and outdoor activities. You'll even find under-the-sea-poker tournaments. Fort Lauderdale is a spot that should be added to everyone's bucket list.

Read the complete article on Forbes.com for the Top 14 Places to Visit in the US in 2019, and if you want to see more of the world, check out "The 19 Best Places To Travel In 2019."