“Ālau Island” on the outskirts of the picturesque Hana coastline in eastern Maui. File photo by Wendy Osher.

According to the best vacation rankings from 2022 to 2023 released this week by the US News & World Report, Maui is the third best place to visit in the world and the fourth best place to visit in the United States. Listed.

New Zealand and Paris are the first in the world to appear in this publication. National reports include the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone and Yosemite National Park in front of Maui. Honolulu is 7th in the national report and Kauai is 8th.

“Outdoor attractions, easy access, affordability, and natural beauty make all of these domestic destinations the best vacation spots,” the report said. Maui also has its own national park, where you can book a sunrise at the summit of Haleakala or enjoy countryside outdoor activities in the Kipahuru section of the park.

Haleakala sunrise. Photo by Wendy Osher.

In addition to vacation spots, publishers have also announced rankings for Best Hotels, Best Cruise Lines and Best Travel Rewards Programs.

Maui’s montage in Kapalua Bay ranked second in the Best USA Hotels category. Four Seasons Resort Lanai is now in the top 15 on the same list. Other Hawaii hotels on the list include Four Seasons Resort Hualalai and Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea.

Image courtesy of Montage Kapalua Bay and Kapalua Wine & Food Festival.
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“After the limited travel opportunities of the past few years, people were once again excited about their vacation and began to travel extensively throughout the United States and internationally,” said a press release announcing the new rankings for US News travel. Editor-in-chief Erin Evans said. “Beaches, national parks and small towns are popular destinations this year, and many of the top cities are back. The US News Best Vacations rankings include information about different locations, so all types. Travelers can determine the best vacation spot for their next vacation. “

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