US News and World Report announces 30 Best Places to Visit in 2017
U.S. News & World Report announced this week its list of the "30 Best Places to Visit" in 2017, including a ranking of the best vacation spots throughout the world as well as two regional lists for the US and the Caribbean.
7 US destinations made the world's "30 Best Places to Visit" list, including Jackson Hole, Wyoming at No. 29; Park City, Utah at No. 25; Yosemite National Park at No. 22; Breckenridge, Colorado at No. 18; the Grand Canyon at No. 14; Honolulu at No. 14; and New York City at No. 6.
New to the list this year is a ranking of the Best Small Towns in the US and the Best National Parks in the US.
According to U.S. News, they rank destinations based on a combination of traveler's opinions and expert and editor input. They score each location in 10 categories for things like sights, culture, food, nightlife, adventure or romance.
Here are the top 3 destinations for each category:
World's Best Places to Visit
1. Rome, Italy
2. Sydney, Australia
3. Porto, Portugal
Best Places to Visit in the USA
1. New York, New York
2. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Best Places to Visit in the Caribbean
1. British Virgin Islands
3. St. Lucia
Best Small Towns in the USA
1. Sonoma, California
2. Breckenridge, Colorado
3. Asheville, North Carolina