The World’s Best Places to Visit in 2023

by Anthony Losanno
US News Best Places

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U.S. News & World Report just released its latest list of the top places to visit this year. They made the list using a mix of expert opinions and user votes. The list includes bucket-list beach vacations, national parks, mountains, and many popular global cities. It’s pretty comprehensive and includes 30 picks that take into consideration seasonality, affordability, food, culture, attractions, and natural beauty to determine the best. Here is the list:

30. Rio de Janeiro

29. Tasmania

28. Grand Canyon National Park

27. Florence

26. Tulum

25. Bali

24. British Virgin Islands

23. Santorini

22. New York City

21. Dubai

20. Sydney

19. St. Lucia

18. Barcelona

17. Amsterdam

16. Great Barrier Reef

15. Banff

14. Tahiti

13. South Island, New Zealand

12. Costa Rica

11. Phuket

10. Tokyo

9. Turks & Caicos

8. Maldives

7. London

6. Maui

5. Swiss Alps

4. Rome

3. Glacier National Park

2. Bora Bora

1. Paris


Anthony’s Take: This list is interesting and there are a few places I would add including Hong Kong, Iceland, Sicily, and Singapore. Of the 30 listed above, I have been fortunate enough to visit 20. Most of the remaining locations are on my list for the future.

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RJE May 14, 2023 - 7:05 pm

Great list. Been to all of them. So many more deserve to be on list.

RJE May 14, 2023 - 7:05 pm

Great list. Been to all of them. So many more deserve to be on list.

Pat May 15, 2023 - 11:01 am

Paris is a tough one. It probably should be number one, but number one also makes it feel overrated.

Maui is my least favorite island in Hawaii, but different strokes for different folks.

Phuket and Japan (Kyoto, specifically) would be top choices probably, if going for uniqueness. Peru feels like it should have been in the Top 30 somewhere.


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