Here’s Where You Should Travel in 2024 Based on Your Zodiac Sign
An astrologer shares where to go next year based on your star chart.
It’s that time of year to be writing out resolutions, and for many of us (raises hand emphatically) those promises revolve around travel. Instead of booking trips willy-nilly, why not point your compass towards your astrological sign, which can serve as a guide to picking a vacation destination that’s best suited to your birth chart. That’s where Lisa Stardust comes in.
Stardust is a best-selling author and astrologer who has been practicing for over 15 years. She believes that looking at the inherent qualities of your zodiac sign is a wonderful way to plan a fulfilling, and potentially life-changing, journey.
“Generally speaking, water signs like the flow of being near the water. To them, the ocean is a constant reminder to keep on going no matter how life flows,” she says. “Then the earth signs really like places that allow them to reflect. Air signs like to have options. And fire signs like to go where they can really shine.”
With that in mind, here are her recommendations for each of the zodiac signs in 2024.
Aries (March 21 – April 19): Los Angeles
“Aries likes to be in the center of it all. They’d love to go to a place like Los Angeles,” says Stardust. While Hollywood may have a tourist-laden reputation, you can enjoy some under-the-radar gems in the area per the recommendations of Avi Brosh and Kirsten Leigh Pratt, the duo behind Palisociety hospitality group. Or explore Downtown L.A.’s many excellent hotels and restaurants, which we outlined for a recent guide here.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20): Mexico City
“This sign loves to laze about and do something very indulgent. They’re really into culture, art, really good food,” says Stardust. “Mexico City is a very Taurian place because of all the amazing art, architecture, and food. Since Taurus is an earth sign, they want to do a mix of activities that indulge their earthy senses.” If you’re looking for a guide to the incredible street food, modern cuisine, galleries, and mezcal in Latin America’s most crazy-fun metropolis, we have you covered.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20): San Diego
“Geminis are always down for whatever; they really like to have a mix of different energies. They go with the flow, and don’t like to do any planning,” says Stardust. “They’d be at home in a place like San Diego just because there’s so much to do there—beaches, shopping, dining, cool bars. And Geminis really need that sun.” This sign also loves their routines, which is great because just as Alicia Perry, beverage director at the new Lafayette Hotel shared in her recent guide, there’s no shortage of great coffee, yoga studios, hiking trails, and restaurants to be explored, all while staying in your fitness pocket.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22): Baja California
“Cancers only like to go to warm locations where they can crisp like a crab on the beach. They always like to plan their vacations in advance, and want to sit in their cabana, read their magazines. I’d recommend they go to somewhere in Baja California, making sure they pick a property where they can swim.” Many of the beaches on the peninsula near Cabo are not swimmable, but there are great spots like Cerritos near Todos Santos where surfing and swimming are ideal. “They love water sports, boating, jet skiing, or even parasailing,” so further north up the Baja near La Paz, where Jacques Cousteau loved to dive, would be an excellent option.
Leo (July 23 – August 22): San Francisco
“Leos would thrive in San Francisco just because they like to be center stage. It’s a great art center for their creative minds, and there’s a lot for them to take in. They’re bold, they’re creative, and have really big hearts. And in San Francisco, they can be their unique selves and not hot hold back,” says Stardust. “Plus, if these rambunctious fire signs get into trouble, there’s always Alcatraz if they’re misbehaving.” She also recommends a visit to the Rainbow Tunnel in Sausalito and the Golden Gate Bridge—quintessentially Leo sights that match their vibrant vibes.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22): Vancouver
“Because Virgo is an earth sign, Vancouver would be perfect. It’s an ideal place to connect with nature in a deep way. Ruled by Mercury, just like Gemini, Virgos need a lot of activity, and Vancouver has it all,” says Stardust. “Whistler is really close by, so they have a place to travel in the winter to keep themselves stimulated. And in the warmer months, they can enjoy the beaches and the water.”
Libra (September 23 – October 22): Aspen
“Aspen would be really great for Libras because they tend to love ‘the nice life.’ This part of Colorado is really chichi and fancy, with lots of great restaurants and amazing natural beauty. Libras are artistic so they’ll really enjoy the scenery, but it’s also small enough that everyone can really be friendly with each other, so it’s great for Libras who are social butterflies,” says Stardust.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21): Big Sur
Scorpio is a water sign, so it’s fitting that Stardust pinpointed Big Sur as the ideal location. “You’re right by the ocean and the waves are really strong, which connects with Scorpio’s personality. Scorpios like to get deep and have this intensity to them. They like to meditate, really relax, do yoga, get deep into their exercise routines,” she says. “And what better place to do that than by the beach, and then you can relax with some great Northern Californian wine?” Especially if it’s at a place like the Post Ranch Inn or Alila Ventana Big Sur, pictured above.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21): Palm Springs and Joshua Tree
“Palm Springs is a really good place for Sag because it’s on a really high energetic plane, especially nearby Joshua Tree,” says Startdust. “Sag is the traveler that’s all about adventure and excitement and embracing new philosophies and spirituality.” Why not pop in for a stay in one of the ultra-cute Airstreams at Autocamp, then check out some of the surreal sculptures like “Transmission” by Daniel Popper, and end the evening with other desert dwellers at a groovy cocktail bar like Mas o Menos.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19): Grand Canyon
The perfect trip for Capricorns would be heading out to the Grand Canyon. “Capricorns need to achieve their goals and are highly driven, which is why they need to find a place that’s bigger than them so they can see themselves as small,” says Stardust. The grounding energy of this National Park is indeed palpable, and there are so many new things to explore. And you don’t have to plan a multi-day backpacking trek to get the benefits. “Capricorn is an earth sign, so even driving around it gives a sense of insight into their place in the world, and what they’re striving to achieve.”
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18): Seattle
“Aquarius is a watery bearer of the air. It’s an altruistic sign, and Seattle is a very hip and progressive city that they’d enjoy,” says Stardust. Because of its connection to the punk and underground music scene back in the day, an Aquarius can feel part of the scene and part of the community. There’s also plenty of water-based fun to have, whether you’re enjoying some freshly shucked oysters at the family-owned Taylor Shellfish, or relaxing at happy hour at the historic Edgewater Hotel.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20): Portland
“Pisces is a water sign, so what better place for them to be than a port city? This sign would love the combination of rich history and the mythical energy of sailors and mermaids, ideal for Pisces because they’re the mystical sea witch of the Zodiac,” says Stardust. “It’s a great city to get lost in. Water is really healing. The one thing about water signs is that they have to keep on moving and keep on going.” Indeed, this Pacific Northwest city is one of our favorites, too. (And not just because Phuket Cafe, pictured above, is one of our favorite meals of 2023.) Enjoy city life at the new Pacific Standard Hotel one day, then head out for an adventure on the Oregon Coast to go crabbing with Antica Terra out on the Oregon Coast, or book in for a night of indulgent dining at The Tributary Hotel in the Willamette Valley wine region. The world really is your oyster.