If one thing is for certain, this year is flying by. What felt like the beginning of summer has now flown by and we’ve ushered in the fall season. 

It’s time to consider where to go in 2023. If you were looking for a sign to book your trips for next year, this is it. 

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We’ve been keeping an eye on the best cities to travel to in 2023 and rounded up our top 7 picks. Some near, in the U.S. and Canada, and others further, from the Caribbean to Asia. 

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Québec, Canada

Right over the Canadian border is Québec City, a vibrant city with festivals, outdoor adventure, and great food. Exciting festivals like the Québec Winter Carnival (February 3-12) and the Festival d’été Québec (July 6-16), the largest music festival in the world, make this city a great option to visit year-round. 

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If you’re an outdoor lover, there are plenty of UNESCO sites to explore, including the all-inclusive Club Med Québec, Canada’s first all-inclusive resort. 

Asheville, North Carolina

Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains is an artsy, hip, and fun mountain city known as Asheville. The city is home to the Biltmore Estate, which will host the interactive experience, Leonardo da Vinci — 500 Years of Genius, next year.


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Other notable 2023 events are Chow Chow, Asheville Beer Week, VeganFest, and the Mountain Dance & Folk Festival. This city is the perfect mix of nature, local cuisine, and culture. 

Kyoto, Japan

Japan is finally opening its border to travelers for the first time since 2020 and there’s no better time to visit than next year. 

Head to Kyoto in July to experience the city’s most famous festival, the Gion Festival. The festival will feature floats, food, drinks, and more. 

Stay at the Dhawa Yura Kyoto, located beside an iconic bridge, Sanjo Ohashi, which was once the final station of the Tokaido Road from Japan. The boutique hotel boasts 138 rooms, each honoring the rich history of Kyoto. 

Mérida, Mexico

This city can be described as artistic, bright, and dynamic. Mérida is known as the cultural capital of the Yucatan Peninsula and home to culinary gems. 

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Stay at Hacienda Xcanatun by Angsana which will open a solarium with a poolside snack bar in 2023. The hotel will also have a fitness center and the property is surrounded by four acres of private gardens. 

Willemstad, Curaçao

This island features Dutch-inspired architecture, and rich culture and is more accessible than ever before, with routes from Newark and Miami. 

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Learn to scuba dive at Goby Divers, located on the property of Curaçao Marriott Beach Resort. 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

If you’ve never been to Dubai, next year is the perfect time to go. One of the most anticipated hotels in the world, Atlantis, The Royal will fully open next year. The 43-story luxury resort, located in the heart of Dubai, will have 795 rooms and suites with stunning views of the skyline and Arabian Gulf. 

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The property will also have 17 onsite restaurants, entertainment, and free access to an aquatic theme park with over 105 waterslides and over 90 swimming pools.

Fort Worth, Texas

Known as the 3rd fastest-growing and 13th largest city in the country, Fort Worth is on the come up. Head there next year to visit the Juneteenth Museum, led by Nobel Peace Prize nominee and Juneteenth activist Opal Lee. The city’s anticipated African American Museum will also be opening in 2023. 


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Enjoy mouth-watering barbecue at Brix BBQ, which will be opening next year.

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