We all know what the new year means: resolutions, financial goals and a whole new round of tax returns to add to a batch of savings that will inevitably be used on vacations.
Yeah, we know how this game works. And “game” is really the key word here because if there’s anything you should be looking toward for help in picking your next destination, it’s the sports world.
Have the itch to reward yourself with a good vacation down the line? We’ve got you covered. Here are the 10 best destinations on the sports calendar in 2016:
Aspen – Winter X Games: January 28-31
Aspen needs no introduction as a winter resort destination, but the arrival of the X Games adds a new flair into the mix.
The X Games make Aspen the site for extreme sports competitions and a music festival rolled into one event.
Clearly, being there is much better than watching on ESPN.
Toronto – NBA All-Star Weekend: February 11-14
With the All-Star Weekend headed to “The 6,” you can expect your usual group of famed celebrities making their way up north for basketball’s biggest celebration.
The added twist this year? Well, we’re gonna go out on a limb and guess our favorite Canadians, Bieber and Drake, will have something to do with a few off-court festivities.
ASW is already poppin’ as it is. Now just imagine the prospect of Drizzy adding a little bit of OVO Fest flavor to the weekend. Yeah, uh, we’ll see you there.
Dubai – Dubai World Cup: March 26
No, this has nothing to do with soccer. What we’re talking about here is a thoroughbred race with $10 million on the line in the middle of the desert for the main event.
A total of $30 million in prize money will be handed out at the Meydan Racecourse in Dubai. For those who already enjoy the atmosphere of the Kentucky Derby, the novelty of visiting this Emirate will be cause for excitement.
You can either go or feel serious FOMO watching the action unfold on the inevitable live Snapchat story.
Monte Carlo – Monaco Grand Prix: May 27-29
TheMonaco GP is the holy grail of F1 racing combined with incomparable viewsand the luxurious ambiance of Monte Carlo.