1. New ways to explore the city
What’s the trend: From revitalized waterfronts to new green spaces, cities across the country are opening up to locals and visitors alike in new and interesting ways.
Where it’s trending: In 2022, a number of cities are adding new elements to their landscapes and making some previously hard-to-see sights more accessible. In Baltimore, the new neighborhood Harbor Point is already attracting a bevy of restaurants, shops and more to its revitalized waterfront while in Birmingham, historic warehouses in the Parkside neighborhood are getting a makeover and the City Walk BHAM will add green spaces, food trucks and markets to several city blocks by mid-2022. In spring, San Francisco’s Presidio Tunnel Tops, a 14-acre oasis with incredible views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz, opens to the public and across the country in New York, Governor’s Island, the 172-acre park in the New York Harbor, is finally open year-round (check out the new Winter Village and its 5,000 square-foot ice skating rink, which is open through February).