Why It's Worth It

From the terra-cotta-topped buildings to the glittering sea below, Dubrovnik will enchant you from the moment you pass through one of its stone gates. This picturesque city in the south of Croatia boasts stunning views, savory eats, and incredible history. Spend your time in Dubrovnik by walking atop the famous walls, take the cable car up to Mound Srd, and go on a kayaking tour to see the splendor of Dubrovnik from the water. —Christy Woodrow