Conde Nast, a well-known travel magazine, has revealed a list of the 23 best destinations in the U.S. that they think deserve a spot on your travel wish list for the coming year.
The list covers the entire nation and features big cities, hip areas and unheard-of communities. Each of these places earned a spot on the exclusive list because of their interesting trends and potential, so there are plenty of reasons for travelers to head there in 2023.
Telluride, once a prosperous mining town, is today more well-known for its powder-filled ski slopes, well-attended festivals, and stunning scenery.
The little town center, which is located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains and is simple to navigate, contains everything visitors could possibly need during their stay, including free transportation, buzzing bars, and excellent dining options.
San Antonio, Texas
San Antonio, the most popular tourist attraction in Texas, is home to the Alamo and several UNESCO missions from the 18th century. San Antonio’s population diversity and rich cultural heritage have contributed to the city’s development of one of the most distinctive culinary scenes in the nation. Restaurants from all over the world are available to visitors, and many of them are found along the well-known River Walk that runs through the heart of the city.
Boston, Massachusetts, is home to several enticing neighborhoods, top-notch dining establishments, and fascinating historic attractions.
Boston is a compact city, making it easy for visitors to move around on foot or by taking the MBTA, the nation’s first subway system. In addition, the city is home to the oldest baseball stadium, public park, and even the first public school in the country.
There’s always something fascinating going on in Las Vegas. The MSG Sphere, a state-of-the-art facility at the Venetian Resort that can host interactive events with 4D effects, is one of the many new tourist attractions the city has planned for 2023. The Strip will also become part of the Formula One Grand Prix circuit when the event is held in the city in November.
Anchorage serves as the basecamp for exploring Alaska’s vast wilderness because of its location wedged between the icy sea and the soaring Chugach Mountains. Many visitors arrive here by plane from the Lower 48 to spend a short time before embarking on cruises or trips on the Alaska Railroad, which will turn 100 years old in 2023.
But the city is also an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise in and of itself. From August to April, northern lights flash, salmon churn in Ship Creek in the heart of the city, and moose occasionally wander the 100-mile trail system.
U.S. Virgin Islands
The beaches on the Virgin Islands are the main draw for visitors. They are among the most beautiful places on earth, with sugar-white sand, turquoise waters, and year-round sunshine. You can snorkel nearby among vibrant tropical fish, which is an added pleasure.
St. Thomas’ Coki and Sapphire beaches appear to have been created specifically for a photo shoot. On St. John, Trunk Bay is shaped like the enormous grin that appears on your face when you first see it. Magens Bay is for beachgoers who enjoy lively beaches with bars, eateries, and water sports.
But you can also find a little piece of paradise on your own. There are several islets and cays that offer hundreds more white sand beaches outside of the three main islands.