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San Antonio joins exclusive list of world's best travel destinations for 2016

San Antonio joins exclusive list of world's best travel destinations

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San Antonio is selected as one of the best travel destinations on the planet by Travel + Leisure. Courtesy photo

With the hottest new hotel nestled in the Pearl and some of Texas’ best tacos, San Antonio has snagged a coveted spot on Travel + Leisure’s list of the “Best Places to Travel in 2016.”

The annual list is compiled by T+L’s A-list experts who know everything and anything about travel. Many factors were taken into consideration when determining 2016’s top destinations, which range from classic vacation spots to under-the-radar gems to destinations that are now easier to get to.

The carefully curated list for the upcoming year includes exotic locations — Ghent, Belgium; Tanzania; and Kochi, India — and less glamorous destinations in the United States, including Detroit and Richmond, Virginia.

Out of 50 global destinations selected, San Antonio is the only Texas city on Travel + Leisure's list. The magazine touts the sexy new renovations to the St. Anthony Hotel, the River Walk, and the new Hotel Emma with all of its culinary additions.

Travel + Leisure goes so far as to say, “San Antonio, you're becoming cool.” But who’s kidding who? The magazine's a little late to that game — The Alamo City's been pretty cool for a while now.