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Published: Mar 23, 2023 2 min read
Lisbon cityscape with Alfama neighborhood on a sunny day with clear blue sky, Portugal
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After three years of the travel blues, it feels like this year is finally the year we can all get back to going some place. Any place, right? But the world has so many options, and picking a spot could easily be a tall order.

Money is happy to help.

In our 2023 Best Places to Travel feature, you’ll find 50 destinations that we think are perfect for your travel desires and budgets. Over the last several months, we polled experts and readers like you, as well as consulted troves of data from Allianz, Kayak, and Square to come up with this year’s picks.

Some highlights you won’t want to miss:

  • Lisbon, Portugal: Where your dollar stretches the most, even as it’s become a European tourism mecca
  • Gatlinburg, Tennessee: Where kitschy museums inter-mingle with historic settings, allowing for something everyone in the family will enjoy
  • Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: Food options will make your head spin and temples galore
  • Monteverde, Costa Rica: An amazing spot for outdoor lovers
  • Humboldt County, California: Home to the redwood forests, this northern California area also boasts pristine beaches, a spot with outdoor hot tubs, and old Victorian buildings

While you’re planning your next getaway, be sure to check out our newly launched lists of Best Hotels, Best Airlines, Best Travel Insurance Companies and Best Travel Rewards Programs (Hotels and Airlines, too) — so you can get the best out of your experience, coming and going.

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