World’s Best Places to Visit


With a world full of fascinating destinations, choosing the perfect place to vacation can present a challenge. That’s why U.S. News used expert opinions, user votes and current trends, in addition to evaluating sights, cultures, scenic beauty, food scenes and more, to compile this list. Use these recommendations to craft your travel bucket list, and cast your vote below to help us determine next year’s list. Take a photo tour of the World’s Best Places to Visit

#1 Paris in World’s Best Places to Visit:

Every day, the magnetic City of Light draws visitors who travel from around the globe to see iconic attractions like the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and Notre Dame in real life. But what travelers really fall in love with are the city’s quaint cafes, vibrant markets, trendy shopping districts and unmistakable je ne sais quoi charm. Read More

Beautiful and colorful canyon of Inspiration Point in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming.

#2 Yellowstone in World’s Best Places to Visit

Considered by many to be a rite of passage for any American, a visit to Yellowstone will leave you in awe of nature’s power. Marvel at the kaleidoscopic waters of the Grand Prismatic Spring, catch the hourly show put on by Old Faithful, hike along the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone or simply relax with a picnic at Yellowstone Lake. Read More

Vista from near Piazza del Popolo, Rome, ItalyMiddle church, San Carlo al Corso

#3 Rome in World’s Best Places to Visit:
When you visit the Eternal City, prepare to cross a few must-see attractions – the Colosseum, the Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon, to name a few – off your bucket list. Additional treasures like St. Peter’s Basilica and the Sistine Chapel can be found in nearby Vatican City. Escape the tourist crowds with a twilight stroll through the cobblestone streets of Trastevere. Read More »

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