Every city is filled with a patchwork of neighbourhoods, all offering different things.
Your experience of visiting somewhere can be very different, depending on the area you choose to spend your time in.
To help you find THE places to go across the world, Time Out has revealed a list of the 50 coolest neighbourhoods in the world.
They surveyed more than 27,000 people around the world to pick out the places with lots of cool new openings and things to do at affordable prices.
They also asked Time Out editors and contributing writers who know these cities to pinpoint areas with a huge buzz.
These aren’t tourist hotspots but more likely to be slightly out of the centre, where all the locals hang out.
Time Out explained: ‘We wanted to know: are there great new venues opening? Can most people still afford to live there?
‘Is it a place where travellers can discover the best of a city’s up-and-coming art, culture, food and drink?
‘And most importantly: does it instinctively feel like a neighbourhood whose star is on the rise?
‘Then we argued a bit, ranked each neighbourhood against 49 others from across the world, and came up with what we reckon is the definitive list of the planet’s cultural and culinary hotspots right now.’
Nowhere in the UK made the top 10 but there are four British areas on the full top 50 list: Peckham in south London at number 11, Ancoats in Manchester at 27, Easton in Bristol at 35 and Kelvinbridge in Glasgow at 38.
Top of the list is Arorios in Lisbon, followed by Shimokitazawa, Tokyo and Onikan in Lagos.
The full Time Out coolest neighbourhoods list
1. Arroios, Lisbon
8. Astoria, New York
27. Ancoats, Manchester
42. Stoneybatter, Dublin
by – metro.co.uk