This year not only marks the start of a new decade but also the beginning of some significant planetary shifts. This year is a time for breaking out of old habits and gaining a new perspective—and what better way to get out of your comfort zone than by traveling? If you need a little inspiration on where to go next, it's time to let the stars guide you.
Aries (March 21 – April 19): Michigan
Aries is perhaps the fire-iest of the fire signs. With boundless energy that verges on restlessness, an Aries needs action, adventure, and outdoors. Michigan might not seem like an obvious choice, but this state is an underrated gem for outdoor adventure. Home to more than 19 million acres of forest and an impressive coastline, an Aries can easily choose their experience of the day. Highlights include the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2020, and the Isle Royale National Park, a popular draw for scuba divers. There are even unlimited opportunities for skiing—humble Michigan is home to the second-most ski resorts in the U.S. An Aries will have plenty to be excited about while exploring this outdoorsy haven.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20): Puerto Rico
Venus rules Taurus, making it an indulgent sign that's always seeking luxury and comfort. For this and many other reasons, Puerto Rico is the top place Taurus should consider this upcoming year. Besides the beautiful beaches where Taurus will love to lounge, Puerto Rico has a burgeoning food scene that will please the Taurus' palate. Food tours give visitors a full smorgasbord experience, and this earthy sign will be even more pleased with the new sustainable practices that have been implemented during Puerto Rico’s hurricane (and now earthquake) relief efforts. Puerto Rico is a perfect match for the Taurus, whose ideal getaway involves lots of relaxation and snacks!
Gemini (May 21 - June 20): Seoul
Geminis are multifaceted, indicated by the sign of the twins. They’ll need a destination that contains just as many multitudes as they do. In 2020, Seoul, a bustling city that juxtaposes old and new, should be at the top of their list. Geminis will be equally impressed with the futuristic architecture of Dongdaemun Plaza as they will be with Bongeunsa, one of the oldest temples in South Korea. Not to mention the endless street food options allow Gemini to try a little of everything, satisfying every craving they could have. There is also the increasing popularity of K-beauty and Korean pop culture worldwide, often referred to as the k-wave. A Gemini will continually be entertained by exploring the home of so many international trends.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22): Central Coast, California
Cancers are the most nurturing sign of the zodiac, and often take care of others far more than they do themselves. Because of this habit, they often feel a need to retreat and recharge and tend to feel the most refreshed after unplugging in nature for a while. This year Cancers should head to the central coast of California for the best rest and relaxation. This area is filled with options like scenic San Luis Obispo, the charming town of Monterey, and the iconic coastline of Big Sur. Cancers can also appreciate the rise in sustainably-focused hotels and resorts. There are so many options for Cancer to soak in nature that they’ll come back happy as a clam (or crab!).
Leo (July 23 - August 22): New Orelans
Leos are outgoing, friendly, and always looking for a party. There is no better place for a Leo to let loose than in New Orleans. Aside from the undeniable draw of Mardi Gras, the biggest party in town, New Orleans is now a top destination for many other reasons—a newly-opened airport makes traveling there a joy and additions and renovations at top museums, like the Louisiana Children’s Museum and the World War II Museum, ensure that history and culture lovers will be satiated. A Leo will also happily indulge in all the buzzy cocktail bars (and the Sazerac House's new interactive cocktail museum) and take any opportunity to chat with the friendly locals. Trust us: Leos will absolutely love the “new” New Orleans.
Virgo (August 23 - September 22): Galway, Ireland
Virgos seek out class and culture and crave a destination to match. Galway, Ireland, recently named the European Capital of Culture for 2020, is ideal for a Virgo getaway. The city has scheduled different events throughout the year to celebrate its rich culture and highlight this walkable city that is bursting with history, scenery, and pure Irish charm. From the cobblestone streets to the live music, Virgos will love the chance to learn about everything from the Celtic calendar to what sets the modern-day Galway apart from other Irish cities.
Libra (September 23 - October 22): Rome
Libras love beauty and romance, and since this is the sign of the scales, they need a destination that has equal parts of both. That’s why Rome is the ultimate destination for Libra! Libras can wander the cobblestone streets, cruise down the Tiber, and take advantage of the many scenic views around the city to capture the perfect sunset. There are also several new boutique hotels, including the revamped Sofitel Roma Villa Borghese, where Libra can really set the mood. With so much to offer, the Libra is bound to fall in love with Rome.
Scorpio (October 23 - November 21): Montenegro
When Scorpios go on vacation, they want to get away. Big crowds and tourist hot spots are not for them. It would also be a good idea for this water sign to reconnect with the sea every once and awhile, so this year, Scorpio should really consider Montenegro. While many tourists flock to Croatia, nearby (and overlooked) Montenegro shares the same coast. From pebble beaches in Lustica Bay to the gorgeous mountain views in Kotor, there is much to discover that is far off the well-trod European tourist track.
Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21): Bangkok
Sagittarius is the ultimate traveler. They want to go everywhere and see everything. This sign is always up for a bit of fun and exploration. There is no better place to be for a Sag than Bangkok. This bustling city will make sure the Sag is never bored. Touted continuously as one of the best cities in Asia, Sagittarius can keep busy no matter what mood they’re in. From street food to Michelin-starred restaurants, from visiting ancient temples to whizzing through traffic on the back of a motorbike, Sagittarius will love the thrill and pace of Bangkok.
Capricorn (December 22 - January 19): Washington, D.C.
Capricorns tend to have a workaholic streak, making it hard for them to sit and relax. Caps require a destination with a lot to see and do to keep their active mind occupied, and Washington, D.C., fits the bill. The upcoming election puts D.C. in the spotlight for a variety of reasons, and Capricorns would love to be a part of that action. Beyond that, D.C. is home to some of the best museums in the country, and a majority of them are free, which will further please this usually budget-minded sign. The city also has an unbelievably diverse food scene that will help Cap get out of their routine. 2020 is making D.C. one of the buzziest cities allowing Capricorn to create their ideal busy schedule!
Aquarius (January 20 - February 18): Tucson, Arizona
Aquarius are on a constant journey to understand the world around them. They often have offbeat interests and are known to march to the beat of their own drum. They love learning and are always trying to gain more knowledge. For this reason, Aquarius should make plans to visit Tucson, Arizona. At first, this might seem like an unusual recommendation, but Aquarius loves the unexpected. Tucson has earned the title of Science City of the Southwest with multiple stimulating museums, including the Museum of Kinetic Art and the Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium. Aquarius can also take a day trip to the Sedona Vortex to experience the anomaly in the earth’s magnetic fields. No matter what Aquarius is eager to learn, Tucson is the place to go!
Pisces (February 19 - March 20): Melbourne
For Pisces, the sign of the fish, a watery destination is required. However, they also need to be around people, to connect and socialize. Enter Melbourne. The city has smaller, calmer beaches than most of its neighbors and is also the perfect starting point to travel the Great Ocean Road. But Melbourne is also a bit city, where Pisces can break out and meet friendly locals. With their world-renowned cafe scene that introduced the widely popular flat white, Pisces can pull up a chair at any cafe to chat or just people watch. Melbourne is the perfect mix of coast and city that makes it an ideal place for Pisces.