6. Qingdao, China
A port city perched on the Yellow Sea, Qingdao, China is one to watch. Referred to as China's "sailing city," many competitions have been hosted here. A modern city with classic European influence in its architecture, history is still well preserved in this seaside destination known also for its production of Tsingtao Beer. With beaches, mountains, and a legit food scene, there's something for everyone here.