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Out With the Old

From the world's largest theme park in New Jersey to Singapore's Dr. Seussian gardens to Pablo Picasso's long-awaited return to Paris, here are 25 new things to see and do this year (with places to stay while you're doing them)

The Montgomerie Maxx Royal golf course, home to the first Turkish Open

8. TURKEY: Swing Time

Turkey takes the first step toward Euro golf mania in November when the Montgomerie Maxx Royal in Belek hosts the Turkish Open, the country’s debut on the European Tour. The tournament will see 78 of the world’s best golfers navigate the pine trees and sandy ridges of the course while trying to play up to the standards of the man who designed it: eight-time European money champ Colin Montgomerie.

9. THE BAHAMAS: Past, Present

The developer behind the recent restoration of Nassau’s historical Graycliff Hotel has launched an even more ambitious project: converting the hotel’s environs into a “heritage village.” The $20 million plan includes cobblestoned pedestrian malls lined with traditional Bahamian shops and eateries, a coffee roaster and more—all aimed at giving visitors a deeper and more textured understanding of island culture and history.

10. PHOENIX: El Motor Trend

The 10-year-old NASCAR México Toyota Series makes its U.S. debut in Phoenix in March, part of a supercharged weekend that culminates in NASCAR’s Subway Fresh Fit 500. But this is more than a significant achievement in the history of Mexican motorsports. It’s also a chance for Americans to catch a glimpse of some exciting new faces from the Toyota Series, including 21-year-old Daniel Suárez, 2012 champion and Sprint Cup hopeful.

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