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For more than 50 years, Time Out’s experts have been hunting down the best things to do in the world’s greatest cities and coolest neighbourhoods. Every year brings more brand new attractions, events and things to do around the world than anyone could experience in a lifetime. Our local editors and contributors make it their mission to scope out the very best experiences out there and add them to their local DO List: the essential guide to the best things to do in every city, country and region we cover. These clued-up writers know their patch better than anyone. So who better to ask about the best things to do all over the world in 2020?
Welcome to the Time Out DO List. These are the things that are getting our editors excited in cities as far-flung as Miami, Melbourne and Madrid. From massive new museums to breathtakingly intimate music festivals via one-of-a-kind exhibitions and immersive artworks, this is your guide to the 40 very best experiences of their kind taking place anywhere in the coming 12 months.
We asked our local experts for unique experiences you simply couldn’t have elsewhere, taking place throughout the year and on every continent (okay, not Antarctica – maybe next year?). If you happen to have a year off work and an infinite supply of cash, we strongly suggest you try and tick off all 40. If not, you’ll find any of them is worth planning a trip around. And if you only manage one this year, we think you’ll leave with a big fat grin on your face and an enviable new post on your Instagram feed. Happy travels!
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Find out more about how Time Out selects the very best things to do all over the world.