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2018 SmarterTravel Editors’ Choice Destination Awards

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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

editors choice beach destination winner

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

family destination winner south africa

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

sydney lgbtqi editors choice winner

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

up and coming destination editors choice awards botswana

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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