Today: Here are the top US places to see in 2018

Written by Iggy Monda, published February 6, 2018

A full month of 2018 is already behind us. With temperatures beginning to ease up as spring creeps closer, it's time to think about future travel plans.

The expert team at Lonely Planet, the travel guide publisher, just announced their 10 favorite U.S. destinations to visit in 2018.

“We aimed to pick the very best destinations for the year ahead. This year we were looking for destinations with a great buzz about them,” said Alex Howard, U.S. magazine managing editor of Lonely Planet.

9. Minneapolis, Minnesota

Appreciation for the City of Lakes is long overdue. Both Reader’s Digest and WalletHub crowned Minnesota the happiest state in the country, and Super Bowl LII (also known as the Puppy Bowlpostgame show) was played in Minneapolis’ 2-year-old U.S. Bank Stadium. Among the revamps in the city, newcomers can enjoy walking through the new and improved Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. And a trip to Minnesota is not complete without a trip to the five-story mural of state hero Bob Dylan, who moved to the city to attend the University of Minnesota.