And The Top Vacation Spot Is…

Glacier National Park tops the annual list, while Key West is the top Florida destination

Key West was the top Florida town in the ranking.
Key West and Destin were the only Florida towns on the list. Pixabay

Glacier National Park in Montana tops the annual list of best vacations as ranked by U.S. News & World Report, the publisher of the Best Hotels, Best Cruise Lines, and Best Travel Rewards Programs.

For the first time, Glacier National Park in Montana, takes the No. 1 spot in the Best Places to Visit in the USA ranking. The park stands out for offering some of the most majestic landscapes in the U.S., and has several challenging hikes and exceptional wildlife viewing opportunities. Maui, Hawaii, which moved up two spots to No. 2, offers something for everyone, from relaxing on the beach to zip lining and taking in the many sights. Rounding out the top three is Grand Canyon National Park, known for its inspiring views and scenic whitewater rafting routes.

The top Florida vacation was Key West ranked at No. 16. The only other Florida destination in the Top 30 was Destin, ranked at No. 17. Among the ranking of 25 best small times to visit, St. Augustine landed at No. 11

New to the top spot this year in the World’s Best Places to Visit ranking is Paris, France. The iconic city is well known for its architecture, museums and cuisine. Bora Bora comes in at No. 2, thanks to its beautiful beaches, lush jungles and luxurious resorts, while Glacier National Park ranks No. 3.

The Turks and Caicos Islands hold on to the No. 1 spot for Best Places to Visit in the Caribbean for having some of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean, offering one of the largest barrier reef systems in the world and providing maximum comfort in a tropical setting. St. Lucia remains at No. 2, known for its towering volcanic peaks and upscale resorts, while the British Virgin Islands round out the top three thanks to stunning shorelines and ample boating opportunities. See the full rankings here.

2023-2024 Best Vacations Rankings

World’s Best Places to Visit

  • Paris
  • Bora Bora
  • Glacier National Park
  • Rome
  • Swiss Alps

Best Places to Visit in the Caribbean

  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • St. Lucia
  • British Virgin Islands
  • U.S. Virgin Islands
  • St. Vincent & The Grenadines

Best Places to Visit in Mexico

  • Zihuatanejo
  • Tulum
  • Cozumel
  • Ixtapa
  • Isla Mujeres

Best Places to Visit in the USA

  • Glacier National Park, Montana
  • Maui, Hawaii
  • Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
  • Honolulu – Oahu, Hawaii
  • Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Best Small Towns to Visit in the USA

  • Bar Harbor, Maine
  • Telluride, Colorado
  • Monterey, California
  • Nantucket, Massachusetts
  • Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Best Places to Visit in Europe

  • Paris
  • Rome
  • Swiss Alps
  • London
  • Amsterdam

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