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10 Best US Cities for Vacation Destinations

Atlanta takes the top spot on WalletHub's travel destinations list

(Newser) - Atlanta in July? That's the No. 1 pick by WalletHub for US cities that double as excellent summer vacay destinations. The site looked at 100 of the most populated cities in America, using more than three dozen metrics in six key areas: travel costs and hassles (including delays); what...

Most In-Demand Summer Vacation Spots on Earth

London tops the Google Flights list

(Newser) - It's not too early to start planning your summer vacation, and Good Morning America is tapping into some Google insights to help you out. Using data gleaned from Google Flights on travel set for June 1 through Aug. 31, the search engine company has pulled out the top destinations,...

Visit These Tiny (but Cool) US Cities

Travel writers reveal their favorites on Thrillist

(Newser) - Smaller cities don't always make it into guidebooks, so a visit means you're in for a unique regional experience, minus the crowds. Thrillist tapped travel writers to name America's best small cities to visit, and they came up with 16 that span the country. Here are a...

2 US Cities Make Cut in World 'Destinations' List
2 US Cities Make Cut
in World 'Destinations' List

2 US Cities Make Cut in World 'Destinations' List

Paris is No. 1, but New York and L.A., make the cut in Euromonitor International's annual ranking

(Newser) - With international travel making a comeback after the peak of the pandemic, the sky's the limit on possible destinations. To help you narrow down where to visit, CNN Travel reveals the most attractive cities worldwide, at least according to Euromonitor International's "Top 100 City Destinations Index 2023....

Only One US City Makes Top 10 Travel Destinations

New York squeaks in at No. 10 on Euromonitor International's list; Paris comes in at No. 1

(Newser) - Recovery from the pandemic for the travel industry is a work in progress, but inbound arrivals around the world increased by more than 80% this year in terms of numbers of trips, CNN notes. That means people are breaking out their passports again, and some cities are drawing travelers in...

Here Are the Most Overrated Tourist Spots in the US

Plus, 10 underrated gems, courtesy of

(Newser) - Looking to book your next getaway and take in the sights? If you've ever been disappointed during past visits to American tourist magnets, you might want to check out's list . The site analyzed upward of 17,000 Tripadvisor reviews for destinations in all 50 states, searching...

5 Places You Shouldn't Visit in 2018

Maybe hold off on that Taj Mahal trip till 2019

(Newser) - At the beginning of each calendar year, travel companies and publications often push out lists of places around the world you should try to explore in the coming months. Fodor's takes a different tack with its "No List," detailing the locations it thinks you should avoid in...

No. 2 Must-See City in the World? Detroit

Lonely Planet offers up its annual top 10

(Newser) - Lonely Planet's list of the top travel destinations for 2018 includes destinations that "stray from the usual European and Asian capitals," the Los Angeles Times reports. One inclusion in particular that may surprise some? Detroit is listed as the No. 2 city to visit next year. As...

Little-Known City May Become World's Next Hot Spot

2017 world's fair has begun in Kazakhstan capital of Astana

(Newser) - For many people, Kazakhstan is probably best known as the home of fictional newscaster Borat, who made a mockery of the former Soviet republic in the hit 2006 comedy film named after him. But while the country's capital, Astana, may not currently rank as one of the great travel...

The Vacation Nation You'll Want Tickets For

Spain tops World Economic Forum's list of top countries for tourists

(Newser) - "Siestas before sangrias" is all we need to hear to get us to visit Spain, a perk noted by Travel + Leisure , but that's not the only reason it's at the top of the World Economic Forum's 2017 ranking of the best countries for tourism and...

10 Best Places to Visit in the World

See the Great Barrier Reef before it's gone

(Newser) - Visited New York City? Then you've already hit one of the top travel destinations in the world, according to US News & World Report . NYC sits at the No. 9 spot on its list, based on votes from editors and users, though it's actually No. 6 on this...

10 Best Places to Visit in the US

Grand Canyon, Maui top the list

(Newser) - Planning your summer vacation? US News & World Report has compiled a list of the top vacation spots in the US, based on thousands of votes. There's something for everyone, from nature lovers to beachgoers. Here's the top 10:

America's Top Travel Destination Is ... Queens

Lonely Planet gives the NYC borough No. 1 billing in rankings

(Newser) - The "place where tourists wound up only if they got on the wrong subway in Manhattan," as the New York Times puts it, has now ascended to the opposite end of the spectrum. Queens was anointed the top travel destination in the US in December by travel guide...

Where to Travel in 2012
 Where to Travel in 2012 

Where to Travel in 2012

Anyone up for a trip to Uzbekistan?

(Newser) - 2012 is fewer than 45 days away and the traveling aficionados at Cox & Kings—who have been planning luxury vacations since 1758—see trends emerging for the coming year. BlackBook rounds up some highlights:
  • New spots: Adventurous travelers are looking to places not typically seen as vacation destinations, including

2012's Top Ten Getaways

 2012's Top Ten Getaways 
frommer's list

2012's Top Ten Getaways

List includes Ghana, the Yucatan, even Kansas City

(Newser) - What part of the globe should you trek to next year? The writers and editors at Frommer's have released their top 10 destinations for 2012 with selections among unconventional getaways, hot spots hosting high-profile events, and regions that have been re-energized, notes USA Today . Some of the choices:

Fall Foliage: 10 Best Places to See Autumn Leaves
 10 Best Places for Fall Foliage 

10 Best Places for Fall Foliage

Get ready for some nice drives and yummy cider

(Newser) - Scenic drives, long walks with leaves crunching under your feet, hot apple cider ... there's nothing quite like autumn, and the spectacular foliage that comes with it. The US boasts the best displays of fall foliage, writes Christine Sarkis on SmarterTravel , but the rest of the world is certainly not lacking....

12 Unique Destinations for 2010

National Trust offers up Dozen Distinctive Destinations

(Newser) - Looking for a getaway that's just a bit different this year? Look no further than the National Trust for Historic Preservation 's annual Dozen Distinctive Destinations. The list encourages travelers to, for example, skip Disneyland's Main Street, USA, and instead "travel to Ft. Collins, Colorado, to see the real...

Bottoms Up! It’s Beer Fest Time
 Bottoms Up! It’s Beer Fest Time 

Bottoms Up! It’s Beer Fest Time

Top hoppy weekends to educate your palate

(Newser) - They can’t promise German sausage or bonneted barmaids, but North American beer festivals pour pint after pint of terrific local brews. Portfolio lists the best in fests, from now through October.
  1. Mondial de la Bière (May 28-June 1): Try beer, cider, mead, and cheese over 5 days in

Laos Tops List of 53 Hot Spots
Laos Tops List of 53 Hot Spots

Laos Tops List of 53 Hot Spots

The 53 must-see tourist destinations of 2008

(Newser) - The New York Times has anointed the top 53 tourist destinations for 2008, and some are a walk on the wild side.
  1. Laos: Because Vietnam is so over
  2. Lisbon: It's Europe, but affordable, and up-and-coming on the cultural map
  3. Tunisia: The next North African watering hole for luxury travelers
  4. Mauritius:

Hone Your Winter Tan in Cairo
Hone Your Winter Tan in Cairo

Hone Your Winter Tan in Cairo

Stop shivering and fly to Africa's largest city— sans mittens

(Newser) - Feel free to flee autumn's chill by visiting Cairo, where temps have dropped to a mild 70 degrees. Concierge says to check out the Egyptian Museum for its gold treasures, and Old Cairo, a Roman-era web of tiny streets near the Mosque of Amr Ibn El-Aas—the oldest mosque in...

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