12/05/2022
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Today, online guide Travel Lemming named Charlotte, North Carolina to position #28 on its annual list of the world’s 50 best travel destinations.

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Denver (November 15, 2022) – Today, Charlotte, North Carolina was named one of the 50 best places to travel in the world in 2023 by Travel Lemming, a US-based online travel guide read by more than 6 million travelers.

The annual list of 50 best places to travel highlights emerging destinations and hidden gems around the world.

Karen Brand, Director of Communications at the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority, commented: “Charlotte offers exclusive experiences in an urban haven, with an ever-evolving cityscape, diverse culinary scene, star-studded sporting events and more. With tons to offer and several soon-to-be announced activities for next year, we are excited the Queen City is being recognized on Travel Lemming’s list of Best Places to Travel in 2023.”

In explaining why Charlotte was selected, the article says “Charlotte provides all the amenities of a larger city without the overwhelm. Diverse attractions make it a worthy destination for a variety of visitors.”

It continues: “The arts, culture, and food scenes are thriving, and there are sports attractions galore—think professional football, basketball, and NASCAR. Centrally located, outdoor recreation in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Outer Banks, and Lake Norman are all within a short drive.”

Travel Lemming writer Lea Rose Allbaugh commented, “Charlotte is unique compared to other cities of its size. Charlotte’s infinite things to do and places to see make it an exciting destination to visit, but also to live. I spent four years in Charlotte and think it’s one of the best cities in the Southeast!”

The annual list is a collaborative project of the publication’s team of more than 25 travel writers and editors.

The top 10 destinations on the list are:

  • #1 – Lafayette, Louisiana
  • #2 – Bhutan
  • #3 – Utila, Honduras
  • #4 – Ile Sainte Marie, Madagascar
  • #5 – Kosovo
  • #6 – Salento, Colombia
  • #7 – Vanuatu
  • #8 – Lake Ohrid, North Macedonia
  • #9 – Uzbekistan
  • #10 – Detroit, Michigan

By region, the full list of 50 destinations includes 7 destinations in Europe, 5 in Asia, 4 in South America, 4 in Oceania, 4 in Africa, 6 in North America (besides the US), and 20 in the United States.

Nate Hake, CEO of Travel Lemming, commented: “2023 is shaping up to be the year of ‘revenge travel,’ as travelers venture farther and go bigger with their trips. Our unique list of 50 hidden gems is the perfect source of inspiration for that once-in-a-lifetime trip to somewhere unique.”

Travel Lemming is an online travel guide with more than 6 million annual readers. It is known for its focus on encouraging travelers to go “off the lemming path.” Its library includes almost a dozen free guides to North Carolina.