(BPT) - Heading into a new year is the perfect time to decide on 2023 travel plans. With so many places to see, both close to home and abroad, it can be hard to choose. To help, here is a short list of the best travel destinations for next year. With the right tools, you could check more than one thing off your bucket list.
Leap across the pond to explore the many historical landmarks of London, United Kingdom. International travel to London continues to see an uptick, sparked most recently by the late Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in 2022. It is no surprise, as London offers a never-ending roster of exciting activities.
In 2023, tourists will have the chance to experience the London Games Festival in April or Trooping of the Color in June. History buffs can take a guided tour of Westminster Abbey, experience the modern landmark at the London Eye or explore the many sprawling and luxurious rooms of the famous Buckingham Palace. Looking for an afternoon pick-me-up? After a busy day exploring, settle down at one of London’s famous high-tea cafes, or cozy up at a famous local pub.
London is a city intertwined with the perfect mix of tradition and history all while embodying a modern flair that is attractive to many travel-lovers. As a popular year-round travel hub, there are ample lodging options when exploring London to meet every budget and taste, making it the perfect fit for those looking for a luxurious getaway or for those looking to vacation affordably with the whole family.
Spend a cozy weekend nestled in the Rocky Mountains of Bozeman, Montana. Celebrated for its picturesque scenery and rich history inspiring a new hit TV show, Bozeman will undoubtedly be another hotspot for travel in 2023. While it is known as a “home base” destination for those planning to take in the sights of Yellowstone National Park, the city itself also has so much to offer.
Whether it is taking in the views on a nearby hike, experiencing one of the city’s bars or restaurants, or heading to Yellowstone for a guided tour of the Old Faithful Geyser, Bozeman offers a range of activities, ensuring there’s something for every traveler.
The city also has an array of lodging options. From upscale hotels that offer adventurous excursions, to family-friendly options for all to enjoy, there is a place for all types of adventure-seekers in Bozeman.
Immerse yourself in new cuisine, culture and experiences in Tokyo, Japan. In October 2022, Japan reopened its borders to independent international travelers, making this an exciting hotspot for 2023 tourism. Tokyo, the bustling capital of Japan, is known for its remarkable skyscrapers and breathtaking public gardens, all while offering luxury, modern and boutique hotel options for every type of traveler.
Visitors can take in the famous Mount Fuji from hotel rooftops or check out the Sumida River that ripples through several Tokyo neighborhoods. Additionally, exciting nightlife buzzes in Shinjuku, Roppongi and Shibuya. And, calling all foodies! Tokyo is also well-known for its exquisite cuisine options, representing an incredible international dining scene. Grab a bite at a top-rated restaurant like Den or taste the flavors of renowned dishes at French-Japanese restaurant, Florilège.
Now it’s time to plan. What’s a great way to help make these trips possible? Savvy consumers have travel credit cards that are tied to their favorite hospitality loyalty programs, giving them the opportunity to earn points toward hotel accommodations, dining, excursions and more. For example, the Chase IHG Rewards Premier Credit Card earns cardmembers IHG One Rewards points with every purchase. Right now, new cardmembers can earn 175,000 bonus points after spending $3,000 in the first three months from account opening. 2023 travel dreams are within reach and the right planning can bring them to life!
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