Giving a nod to the Century of the City, the World's Best Cities - the next in National Geographic's best-selling large-format gift book collection - celebrates the terroir of more than 300 of the world's great and upcoming cities with a playful panoply of lavish photo galleries and insightful text, including must-do walks, local secrets, oddities, and more. Delving into the heart and soul of more than 300 cities worldwide, this National Geographic travel volume is a glossy, glorious tribute to cosmopolitan life. A stately, luscious celebration of photos and words, it showcases all of the world's great cities - Paris, Rome, New York, London--and up-coming ones as well - including Denver, Asheville, Auckland (New Zealand) and Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) - through a playful, informative mix of inspirational personal narratives; walking tours; thematic photo galleries; plus sidebars on oddities; shopping cart; novel introductions (novels that offer a sense of the city); local secrets; and more. Additional cities are treated with illustrated lists, such as the world's best fashion cities; foodie cities; and garden cities. The twenty-first century is the Century of the City, and for on-the-go travellers and armchair travellers alike The World's Best Cities is a must-have for all urban adventurers.