As the year comes to a close, let's take a look at the Top 10 Worldwide Destinations, compiled by U.S. News & World Report and based on opinions and recommendations from travel experts and thousands of travelers. The editors there ask readers to vote for their favorite places to help determine next year's best places to visit. See the list and vote at travel.usnews.com/Rankings/Worlds_Best_Vacations.

10. Bora Bora

9. Rio de Janeiro

8. Sydney, Australia

7. Puerto Rico

6. San Francisco

5. New York City

4. Maui

3. Barcelona

2. London

1. Paris