10 Best Places to Visit in the World See the Great Barrier Reef before it's gone By Arden Dier, Newser Staff Posted Jul 10, 2016 12:46 PM CDT 38 comments Comments A woman snorkels on the Great Barrier Reef off Australia. (AP Photo/Queensland Tourism, File) (Newser) – Visited New York City? Then you've already hit one of the top travel destinations in the world, according to US News & World Report. NYC sits at the No. 9 spot on its list, based on votes from editors and users, though it's actually No. 6 on this list of top US vacation spots. Which spots do voters say are even better than the Big Apple? Here's the top 10: Great Barrier Reef Paris Bora Bora Florence Tokyo Cusco London Rome New York City Maui Click for the full list.