Forbes has revealed an unusual list of the “Best Places to Travel in 2023”.
According to the magazine, the list was intentionally made to be unique and to include places that offer tourists both value for money and a wide range of activities. The list includes everything from short trips to longer trips.
Here are the 11 best places to visit in the United States in 2023:
Atlanta may draw attention, but Athens, Georgia, bristles with unique vitality and originality. Athens, also known as the “Classic City,” is home to a thriving music and artistic community. Take a stroll through downtown, which has been restored to its former glory, and admire the architecture.
Recently, Chattanooga has become increasingly popular with Americans looking for an affordable vacation that is also a little different. Nature lovers have plenty of options here, with the Tennessee River and the Signal and Lookout mountains nearby.
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Colorado Springs has long been a popular place for tourists looking for beauty and adventure. The city sits at an elevation of just over 6,000 feet on the eastern edge of the Rocky Mountains. The city redefines outdoor experiences by offering more than 50 activities that range from the historic to the adrenaline-seeking.
Visitors can take in some peace and quiet among the tides in the laid-back Encinitas, which has been compared to a more relaxed version of adjacent San Diego. Visit San Elijo State Beach while you are in town to watch the surfers and eat some street tacos. while taking pleasure in the California sunshine.
Hocking Hills, Ohio
Known as a beautiful wonderland in southeast Ohio, the Hocking Hills are an ideal destination for outdoor sports enthusiasts and nature lovers. Formally a part of the Allegheny Plateau, this region offers breathtaking views, including deep canyons, extraordinary rock formations and stunningly high cliffs.
It’s a really interesting place, Kanab. This city offers much more than a picturesque setting for photos. It is known as “Little Hollywood” because more than 100 western movies have been filmed here. Its proximity to Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon, the Grand Canyon and the Grand Staircase makes Kanab an ideal place to explore some of the most famous natural wonders of the United States.
Marathon is a city surrounded by 13 islands, extending from the well-known Seven Mile Bridge all the way to Long Key. Marathon, also known as the “heart of the Florida Keys,” is renowned for having some of the best boating and fishing in the country.
Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, Georgia
The enormous and enigmatic Okefenokee Swamp Park is located in a remote area of Southeast Georgia. This refuge has been added to UNESCO’s tentative list in the hopes that it will be included on the list at some point in the next few years.
Given that Page was just voted one of the top 10 travel destinations in the United States, its inclusion on this list should come as no surprise. If you want to explore the American Southwest, Page is the perfect place to start, with red rock formations, canyons and Native American history all around.
Riverhead, New York
Even Riverhead residents are not sure what the reason is for the town’s current renaissance. Those who leave the Long Island Expressway at Riverhead and encounter the farmland, vineyards and beaches are familiar with the glory of this small town. When travelers arrive at the end of the highway, they suddenly find themselves on the lush East End of Long Island.
St. Albans, West Virginia
The quaint main street of this little gem in the Mountain State, dotted with several local restaurants, is one of the reasons it made the list. The St. Albans area is peaceful and historic, with strong ties to the indigenous tribes that originally inhabited the area, and is ideal for those seeking proximity to nature.