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These 25 Destinations Are The World’s Best Places To Visit Right Now

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1 of 25|#25 Budapest, Hungary
2 of 25|#24 Patagonia, Argentina
3 of 25|#23 San Francisco, California, USA
4 of 25|#22 Bali, Indonesia
5 of 25|#21 British Virgin Islands
6 of 25|#20 Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA
7 of 25|#19 Washington D.C., USA
8 of 25|#18 Cairo, Egypt
9 of 25|#17 Hong Kong
10 of 25|#16 Amsterdam, Netherlands
11 of 25|#15 Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA
12 of 25|#14 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
13 of 25|#13 Sydney, Australia
14 of 25|#12 Barcelona, Spain
15 of 25|#11 Cape Town, South Africa
16 of 25|#10 Maui, Hawaii, USA
17 of 25|#9 New York City, New York, USA
18 of 25|#8 Rome, Italy
19 of 25|#7 London, England
20 of 25|#6 Cusco, Peru
21 of 25|#5 Tokyo, Japan
22 of 25|#4 Florence, Italy
23 of 25|#3 Bora Bora, French Polynesia
24 of 25|#2 Paris, France
25 of 25|#1 Great Barrier Reef, Australia

The bad news: 2016 is halfway through. The good news: you still have six months left to make epic travel plans. The other news: U.S. News & World Report have released their annual rankings of the world’s best places to visit for the year.

To determine the top holiday spots, the report analysed more than 250 destinations using a methodology that combines expert opinions, user votes, and current trends. Who made the cut? Many of the world’s iconic capitols are on the list, including Paris, London, and Rome. There are a handful of balmy beach getaways, like Hawaii’s Maui and French Polynesia’s Bora Bora. As for the remarkable destination in the number one spot… you’ll have to click through the gallery above to find out.

“Whether you are seeking an adventure far from home or planning an inexpensive weekend getaway, the destinations on our list are highly recommended by seasoned travellers and industry experts,” said Erin Shields, travel editor for U.S. News. “These must-see spots across the globe are praised for their beauty and infinite attractions.”

Get the full rundown on the world’s best places to visit here.

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