Best travel destinations to visit in 2023

There is nothing quite like travelling to a new country and experiencing new things. Whether it’s the delicious food, breath-taking scenery, warmer weather, beautiful beaches or even the culture, travel is a life enhancing experience that is to be encouraged.

But with so many incredible destinations in the world to choose from, and money and free time limited, how do you decide where to spend your precious holidays? Well, to help inspire you, we’ve rounded up our pick of the best travel destinations for 2023.

Sights in Sydney
Sights in Sydney

Sydney, Australia

Capital of New South Wales, Sydney is Australia’s most famous city. Best known for its iconic harbourfront and the Sydney Opera House, this lively city has so much to offer visitors. 

Whether you are after the outdoor life, night life, or a relaxing life, Sydney has you covered. With its beautiful harbour, spectacular beaches, diverse and delicious restaurants, it’s a destination that will please everyone. 

Must See Sights:

  • Sydney Harbour
  • Darling Harbour
  • Sydney Opera House
  • Sydney Tower
  • Sydney Cricket Ground
  • Bondi Beach
  • Royal Botanic Garden

Further afield lie the breath-taking national parks, with the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains a must. Or try a trip to Hunter Valley for a wine-tasting tour.

Reasons to visit in 2023: Sydney will host the final of the FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Las Vegas

It’s one the world’s most famous cities and one of the most popular, with an estimated 42 million visitors visiting in 2019. Home to some of the planets most incredible hotels and with striking sights around every corner, it’s no surprise that Las Vegas remains so popular with tourists.

The city comes alive at night with the famous ‘Strip’ and its clubs, bars and neon lights. Outside the city are magnificent national parks. Outdoor activities such as hiking, golf and mountain biking are all available too. The Grand Canyon, Lake Mead and the Hoover Dam, all easily reached from the city and are well worth a visit too.

Must See Sights:

  • The Venetian Las Vegas
  • The Strip
  • The STRAT Hotel, Casino and SkyPod
  • Eiffel Tower Experience
  • Excalibur Hotel and Casino
  • The LINQ Promenade

Of course, the famous casinos are a massive draw, and their impressive light shows and dancing fountains attract visitors eager to take in the spectacular free show. Inside, visitors will be no less impressed, with all the classic casino games on offer, including, slots, blackjack, roulette, poker and more.

If your budget won’t stretch to Vegas then you can always bring the casino to you, by playing the hugely popular Slingo slot at Rainbow Riches Casino.

Reasons to visit in 2023: because everybody else is.

Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

Costa Rica is one of the world’s most beautiful and biodiverse countries, with its rainforests, volcanoes, mangroves, and stunning beaches. One the best places to experience everything this incredible country has to offer is the Osa Peninsula.

Reaching out into the sea at the southern end of Costa Rica’s Pacific coast, the Osa Peninsula is one of the country’s most remote and wildest regions. The rainforest of the Corcovado National Park is home to the country’s largest remaining population of jaguars and tapirs.

Must See Sights:

  • Corcovado National Park
  • Cano Island
  • Osa Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Piedras Blancas National Park
  • Drake Trail
  • Golfo Dulce
  • Playa San Josecito
  • La Amistad International Park

A dream destination for wildlife lovers, this idyllic escape has to be seen to be believed. 

Reasons to visit in 2023: October 2023 will see the striking annular solar eclipse in Costa Rica

Ljubljana, Slovenia

The Slovenian capital Ljubljana, is a delightful and picturesque city located on the Ljubljanica river. Slovenia is often voted one of the most beautiful countries in the world, and after a visit to the capital you will soon discover why.

Europe’s hidden gem, the city has a relaxed atmosphere with lots of outdoor cafés, especially down by the river. With a huge pedestrianised area and lots of parks to enjoy, Ljubljana is one of the easiest and most relaxing cities to explore.

Must See Sights:

  • Ljubljana Old Town
  • Preseren Square
  • Tivoli Park
  • River Ljubljanica Kanal
  • Cathedral of St. Nicholas (Stolnica Sv. Nikolaja)
  • Dragon Bridge (Zmajski Most)
  • The Ljubljana Castle
  • Central Market

Further afield, a day trip to Lake Bled, Postojna Caves, Ljubljana Marshes and Predjama Castle are well worth the effort.

Reasons to visit in 2023: Get there before everyone discovers this untouched European gem.

Menorca, Spain

The often overlooked little brother to the more popular Majorca, Menorca deserves to be on your list of travel destinations in 2023. Blessed with beautiful beaches, the island is less crowded and has a more laid back family feel to it.

There are enough activities here to everyone entertained, including, hiking, mountain biking, wine tasting and more. Water sports on offer include water skiing, windsurfing, sailing, kayaking, snorkelling and even exploring the island’s shipwrecks.

Must See Sights:

  • Monte Toro
  • The Old Town Ciutadella
  • Port Mahon
  • Cala Turqueta
  • Lithica Quarry
  • Son Saura
  • Cala Macarella

Make sure to visit spectacular Port Mahon, the second-largest natural harbour in the world. 

Reasons to visit in 2023: To take in some of the many summer fiestas on the island.

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