To come out #4 worldwide, that's pretty cool!

What does Maine have in common with Lord Howe Island in Australia?  It's one of the top 5 regions to visit in the world during the year 2020, according to LonelyPlanet.com.

Maine will celebrate its 200th birthday next year, and from coastal areas like Wells all the way Downeast to Eastport, and then inland to places like the Katahdin Woods Monument and Baxter Sate Park, all sorts of fun events will be spread across the state.

Then of course there's the blossoming food scene, including numerous craft breweries springing up all over the place, farm to table restaurants that have grown in popularity, and Maine's old standby, lobster shacks.

All this makes Maine a great place to visit during 2020.

Here are the top 5 destinations next year, according to LonelyPlanet.com.

  1. Central Asian Silk Road
  2. Le Marche, Italy
  3. Tohoku, Japan
  4. Maine
  5. Lord Howe Island, Austrailia
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