We’re proud to announce the winners of the 2018 SmarterTravel Editors’ Choice Destination Awards. We’ve scoured the world to find the best places to go in 2018.
Category: Best Value Destination
One city stands out from the rest when it comes to delivering great travel value this year.
- Winner: Los Angeles, California
Discover more about the finalists and methodology: Best Value Destinations of 2018
Category: Best Beach Destination
Looking for a dreamy beach escape? We hereby declare this the best beach destination in the world.
- Winner: Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
Discover more about the finalists and methodology: 10 Best Beach Destinations of 2018
Category: Best Family Travel Destination
The competition was intense for the top family destination accolade, but one bucket-list country reigned supreme.
- Winner: South Africa
Discover more about the finalists and methodology: 10 Best Family Destinations of 2018
Category: Best LGBTQI Destination
The winning LGBTQI destination this year is welcoming and fun, and has a proud history of gay culture.
- Winner: Sydney, Australia
Discover more about the finalists and methodology: Best LGBTQI Destinations of 2018
Category: Best Up-and-Coming Destination
Off the radar? Not for long. Here is our editors’ choice winner for the next great vacation destination.
- Editors’ Choice: Botswana
Discover more about the finalists and methodology: 10 Up-and-Coming Destinations of 2018
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