Best global travel destinations for 2023, per National Geographic

Got the travel itch? National Geographic has suggested 25 top destinations throughout the world for those looking to explore in 2023.

The recommendations, released Oct. 26, range from traditional U.S. destinations such as San Francisco and global travel hot spots including Egypt to ecotourism locations and lesser-known sites such as Choquequirao, Peru, the sister city to historic Machu Picchu.

“With our team of travel experts and editors, we took a deeper dive into places all over the globe that are providing experiences that are unique and beneficial for both locals and travelers: locations where visitors ultimately sustain and support – not damage – the destination’s environment and community,” said Amy Alipio, senior editor at National Geographic Travel, in a statement announcing the destinations.

“We also worked hard to provide lesser-known gems on the list, equally inspiring alternatives to destinations that have become overcrowded,” she said.

What US sites made National Geographic’s Best of the World 2023 list?

San Francisco made the list as a top family destination. (National Geographic and National Geographic Traveler’s editorial teams broke down their recommendations into five categories – family, adventure, culture, nature, and community – with five destinations in each category.)

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