New Travel: In 2017, The Best New Opening (21-35)

Looking for inspiration to refresh your travel wish list in 2017? From walking a tightrope above a 3000m drop to tasting gourmet snacks fresh off a 3D printer, Lonely Planet Travel News has sought out the best openings and brightest attractions for the coming year.

Check out the top 10 and numbers 11 to 20 from our New in Travel list if you missed them. And follow travel news throughout the year to make sure you stay ahead of the pack.

Patrick Pearse’s Cottage is a national monument near Ros Muc, Connemara © Tim Graham / Getty Images Patrick Pearse’s Cottage is a national monument near Ros Muc, Connemara © Tim Graham / Getty Images

Ionad Cultúrtha an Phiarsaigh, Connemara, Ireland

Opened November 2016

The newly opened visitor centre at Patrick Pearse’s Cottage lies in the heart of the Gaeltacht area where Irish is still a vibrant, living language in use by the locals. As well as paying tribute to one of the key figures of the country’s revolutionary history, it celebrates the local history and cultural impact of the native language. Set in the middle of an incredible windswept landscape, it’s a chance for visitors to experience an often hidden part of Ireland.

Hand-picked coffee berries from a farm in western El Salvador © John Coletti Hand-picked coffee berries from a farm in western El Salvador © John Coletti

Ruta de Cafe, El Salvador

Go back to the source of the world’s favourite pick-me-up by exploring the Coffee Route. El Salvador’s dense coffee forests are opening up to tourism and are full of exciting opportunities for extreme sports, wildlife spotting and a chance to cultivate the beans themselves, all within sight of the countryside’s magnificent hills and mountains.

One of delicacies from Food Ink’s first meal in Amsterdam © Frederik Buyckx One of the delicacies from Food Ink’s first meal in Amsterdam © Frederik Buyckx

Food Ink, Worldwide

Worldwide in 2017

Get a taste of the future as the world’s first 3D printing restaurant (foodink.io) embarks on a world tour this year after a successful pop-up in London. Combining fine dining with the latest in technology, the results are visually stunning gourmet feasts. If you can’t book in for a full meal, you can visit during the day to taste the snacks and learn how the printers work.

Thrill Walk combines jaw-dropping views with lots of adrenaline © Markus Zimmermann Thrill Walk combines jaw-dropping views with lots of adrenaline © Markus Zimmermann

Thrill Walk, Switzerland

Opened July 2016

If hiking the Bernese Alps isn’t enough of an adrenaline rush for you, it’s time to tackle Schilthorn Mountain’s new Thrill Walk. You’ll need nerves of steel to cross the tightrope with nothing but a net between you and a drop of nearly 3000 metres, but you’ll be rewarded with priceless views and stunning photos from the observation deck.

A London Underground Tube train carriage made with LEGO pieces in Leicester Square © Daniel Leal-Olivas / Getty Images A London Underground Tube train carriage made with LEGO pieces in Leicester Square © Daniel Leal-Olivas / Getty Images

World’s largest Lego store, London, UK

Opened November 2016

The world’s biggest Lego store (lego.com) is now open in Leicester Square and is a must-see for young and young-at-heart travellers. Covering a whopping 914 square metres over two floors, it’s a huge treasure trove for fans of the building bricks that have sparked a love of construction and creativity for decades.

The Shanghai Tower lights up with the word ‘China’ © VCG / Getty Images The Shanghai Tower lights up with the word ‘China’ © VCG / Getty Images

Shanghai Tower, China

Opened July 2016

Now officially the world’s second tallest building, Shanghai Tower offers unrivalled views of the city’s incredible skyline from the world’s highest observation deck 118 storeys above the ground. Best of all, you’ll reach it by travelling upwards at 18 metres per second in the world’s fastest elevator.

An artist’s view of the new Market Front © The Miller Hull Partnership An artist’s view of the new Market Front © The Miller Hull Partnership

Pike Place Market expansion, Seattle, USA

Opening June 2017

Arguably America’s most famous food market, Pike Place Market is finally due to be completed in 2017 with its long-planned expansion to the Market Historic District. As well as an extra 30,000 square metres of public space to wander in, there’ll be plenty more local shops, restaurants, farm and craft stalls to browse for souvenirs and artisan treats.

Mangrove forest in Ahungalla, Galle District, Sri Lanka © Bettina Salomon Mangrove forest in Ahungalla, Galle District, Sri Lanka © Bettina Salomon

Mangrove Museum, Chilaw, Sri Lanka

Opened July 2016

The race is on to protect the world from climate change and the extraordinary mangrove trees are at the forefront of the battle. They can eliminate up to five times more carbon than any other forest and the Sri Lanka Mangrove Conservation Project (seacology.org) hopes to cement their importance for generations to come.

Your beer is served © Jure Makovec / Getty Images Your beer is served © Jure Makovec / Getty Images

Europe’s first beer fountain, Žalec, Slovenia

Opened September 2016

Celebrate all things ale and hoppy with this innovative fountain of beer. The micro-chipped glass will trigger the automatic dispensers allowing you to taste eight different varieties of the local brews that Slovenia is so proud of. Its location in the public square means it’s always open for business.

Kairaouine Mosque and university in Fez © Izzet Keribar Kairaouine Mosque and university in Fez © Izzet Keribar

University of Kairaouine Library, Fez, Morocco

Opened June 2016

Bibliophiles will have a new entry on their bucket list with the reopening of the oldest library in the world at the Kairaouine University. Closed since 2012, it has been a centre for Islamic learning since 859 and now scholars can once again explore the sprawling courtyards, reading rooms and ornate interiors that have been home to Islamic studies for centuries.

Noma’s urban farm, Copenhagen, Denmark

Opening February 2017

One of the world’s most famous restaurants is going in a whole new direction by reopening in a new location nestled in their very own urban farm. With it comes a new focus on seasonal produce, dividing Noma’s menu into three distinct seasons; seafood in winter, a fully vegetarian menu in spring and summer, before turning to forest produce and game for autumn.

The Powerpuff Girls Ride in the Cartoon Network Zone © IMG World of Adventure The Powerpuff Girls Ride in the Cartoon Network Zone © IMG World of Adventure

IMG World of Adventure, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Opened September 2016

With zones dedicated to dinosaurs, Marvel and Cartoon Network, family travel in Dubai just got a lot more fun. IMG World of Adventure (imgworlds.com) is the world’s largest indoor theme park and is just the beginning for the United Arab Emirates, with similar ventures being planned for Doha and Abu Dhabi.

H&W Shipyard Hotel, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Opens 2017

Step back in time with a stay at what promises to be the world’s most authentic Titanic-themed hotel. One of the Northern Ireland’s most iconic buildings will be transformed into an exclusive boutique hotel, giving visitors a chance to fall asleep surrounded by history.

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca in Costa Rica © Bart Goovaerts / 500px Puerto Viejo de Talamanca in Costa Rica © Bart Goovaerts / 500px

Turismo Bribri, Talamanca, Costa Rica

Starts April 2017

Turismo Bribri (turismoindigenacr.com) is a new tour agency aiming to give visitors a chance to experience the indigenous Bribri culture of Costa Rica for themselves. Local guides will help you explore the rainforest, natural food and medicine and learn about the unique Bribri language and culture while supporting the local community.

The Abraj Kudai hotel, Mecca, Saudi Arabia

Expected to open 2017