Baku, Azerbaijan: 3 hour flight
Only in Baku are the remnants of a medieval-walled Old City met with contemporary architectural marvels like Zaha Hadid's Heydar Aliyev Center. Around every corner this port city showcases both the chaos and harmony of Eurasia, with its UNESCO-listed Old City, plentiful cultural offerings (including over 30 museums), and what has been rated some of the world's best nightlife. Plus, there's no better city to be explore while strolling the waterfront, along the awe-inspiring Caspian-adjacent promenade.
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