Vacations are an investment — of your money, of vacation days — so they better be worth it.
To compile the list, U.S. News considered several factors, including sights, culture, food, shopping and nightlife. The rankings took into account both editors' opinions and votes from readers. You can read the full methodology here.
Read on to see the U.S. News' top-rated global destinations, where your hard-earned money will be well-spent.