The World's 10 Most Loved Cities

CNN Travel has scoured the Internet and tallied up recommendations from their local correspondents, bloggers, and travelers to determine the 10 cities that are most beloved worldwide. We've also included some stories to help you plan.

1. Tokyo
Japan's capital stands out for its amazing restaurant scene and trendy Harajuku neighborhood.

2. Shanghai
The Pearl of the Orient is growing rapidly. You can walk the Bund or ascend the world's highest observation deck across the river in Pudong.

3. Santiago
Chile's capital is nestled in a mountain valley, making it the perfect base for winter sports new and old. Tried heli-skiing yet?

4. San Francisco
The City by the Bay celebrated the 75th anniversary of its beloved Golden Gate Bridge last year.

5. Petra
This Jordanian gem is a literal lost city dating back over 2,000 years. The site has recently been granted UNESCO World Heritage status.

6. Paris
The City of Light was the world's most visited last year and it's easy to see why. The Louvre, the Eiffel Tower, and Notre-Dame Cathedral never go out of style.

7. New York City
Times Square, Broadway, and Central Park are must-dos for first time visitors, but why not visit the Frick gallery or take a dizzying tram ride to Roosevelt Island.

8. Montreal
Poutine, smoked meat, and sesame-studded bagels are just the tip of the iceberg in this French-speaking Canadian city.

9. Cape Town
South Africa's second-lorgest city boasts beautiful Table Mountain and plenty of beaches and nightlife.

10. Barcelona
Whether you're after fine art, fine wine, or just a party, this Catalonian gem is a winner.

Source: CNN Travel