Lonely Planet: Top 10 U.S. Travel Destinations for 2013

In November I posted about a couple of Lonely Planet Top 10 lists:

I just came across another fun list of places to visit according to Lonely Planet. This list covers Top 10 U.S. Destinations for 2013.

I found it really cool that the #1 place to visit in the United States (according to LP) is a place that we are heading to for a quick visit on Thursday night- Louisville, Kentucky.  

I’ll also be visiting the #4 place on the list towards the end of January- Philadelphia. I’ve been to Philly many times but when I found a deal for free seats from Megabus, I felt that another visit was worth the free ride! 

According to LP: 

We wanted to dig deeper and shine a light on 10 places in the US that travelers should add to their wish lists for the coming year. Our 2013 picks are literally all over the map: once-in-a-lifetime northern lights, new top-tier museums, moose trails, Polynesian paradise and barrels of bourbon.

Besides Philadelphia and my upcoming trip to Louisville, I have not been to any other places on this list. I’ve been to Maine and California, but not the parts mentioned in the article. I’d love to visit American Samoa and Glacier National Park in the future. We’re also considering taking a trip to Minnesota at some point in 2013.

Here is the Top 10:

  1. Louisville, Kentucky
  2. Fairbanks, Alaska
  3. San Juan Islands, Washington
  4. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  5. American Samoa
  6. Eastern Sierra, California
  7. Northern Maine
  8. Twin Cities, Minnesota
  9. Verde Valley, Arizona
  10. Glacier National Park, Montana

To find out about each of the destinations that made the Lonely Planet list, Click HERE.

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