Where do you see yourself this year, shredding backcountry trails in knee deep snow, or frolicking on the shore with the sun warming your skin? The start of the new year means a fresh, blank calendar ahead of you, eager to be filled with travel adventures and vacations. You’ve already marked the bigger cities off your list, like New York City and Orlando, so it’s time to discover some of the lesser-known gems across the country this year.
To help you start penciling in all your upcoming trips, we’ve picked the very best places to travel each month in 2018. It wasn’t easy to narrow down all the top destinations based on their points of interest, events, weather, and all-around appeal—the competition was stiff. In fact, it was such a close call that we determined it was only fair to include the runners-up for each month, too. So there you have it, the following are 60 amazing places to travel in 2018. Which ones will make your calendar this year?