The continued ease of restrictions means a stream of restless travelers, eager to resume exploring the globe and all of its bucket-list-worthy attractions. From the cutting-edge art scene of Singapore to the vibrant nightlife of Mexico City, each offers an irreplicable experience.
It’s no secret, though, that a lot has changed in the last few years, leaving many to sort through which destinations should be prioritized.
To reveal the trendiest cities in the world, Hey Discount analyzed cities around the world on a range of factors including their popularity on social media, the number of independent coffee shops and the number of people who want to move there.
… and what if we told you that Chicago ranked No. 2 on the list?
That’s right. The Windy City took No. 2 according to Hey Discount. This is due largely to the number of yoga studios it has per million people, as it ranks No. 1 for this factor. This might be surprising, but the activity has become increasingly popular in recent years, and many have discovered its benefits as a tool to reduce stress — especially brought about during the onset of COVID-19.
Chicago is also one of the best cities for craft beer lovers and is in the Top 5 for the most desired city to move to, making it one of the most in-demand cities to live in the index with an overall score of 7.56/10.
London’s score ranked just above (8.13/10) making it the trendiest city in the world, mostly to do with its picturesque presence on platforms like Instagram and TikTok. That said, London also took No. 3 for the number of plant-based restaurants per million people and is in the Top 5 for independent coffee shops.
- Most in-demand city: Singapore ranks as the most desired city to move to, with 96,000 annual Google searches;
- Mexico City was found to be the youngest city — 25.8% of people are under 15, which is just over ¼ of its population;
- Edinburgh is the lead for the most vibrant hospitality, ranking No. 1 for plant-based eateries, breweries and coffee shops.