These Are the Top Travel Destinations of 2023, According to Nat Geo

Depending on what you are looking for on a trip, there's a destination for almost anything.

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As the world opens up, there is no limit to the list of destinations that you can travel to. Rather, an abundance of options means that making a choice is more difficult. To help you make a decision, National Geographic has released its 2023 list of top travel destinations. The list is divided into five categories, and this year, it focuses on respecting people and cultures, as well as land and its conservation, according to CNN.

"Because when you are awed by something, you treat it with respect. And that spirit is something we want to encourage with this list," Amy Alipio, senior editor for National Geographic Travel, told CNN.

Below are the 25 destinations, sorted into the categories of Community, Nature, Culture, Family, and Adventure. Some locations are as specific as cities or parks, while others are generalized to the nation. 

Appian Way, Italy
Busan, South Korea
Longmen Grottoes, Henan Province, China
Charleston, South Carolina

Scottish Highlands
Big Bend National Park, Texas

New Zealand
Choquequirao, Peru
Austrian Alps
Revillagigedo National Park, Mexico

Dodecanese Islands, Greece
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Alberta, Canada

Trinidad & Tobago
San Francisco Crosstown Trail, California
Manchester, United Kingdom

Check out more detailed information about National Geographic's Best of the World List for 2023 at Nat Geo's website. And then, check out Thrillist's ongoing updates about flight deals, to make sure you can get the best price for your 2023 adventures.

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Opheli Garcia Lawler is a Staff Writer on the News team at Thrillist. Follow her on Twitter @opheligarcia and Instagram @opheligarcia.