Flying cars. Cities in the sky. Colonies on the moon. Such flights of sci-fi fancy are how people often envisioned 2001. And while the dawn of a new millennium for real this time may not find us in the world of the Jetsons or that of Arthur C. Clarke just yet, there are tantalizing hints of what lies ahead. (Instantaneous airport check-ins? Sign us up!) We've gazed into the future and charted the year for you with predictions on hotels, restaurants, destinations, shops, the arts, and more plus buzz on what's hot now and what will be heating up in the months to come.

The information in this story was accurate at the time it was published in January 2001, but we suggest you confirm all details and prices directly with the service establishments before making travel plans.