Bisbee's Copper Queen Hotel

The Copper Queen Hotel in Bisbee, Ariz., on May 16, 2017. A.E. Araiza / Arizona Daily Star

Viewing the Swiss Alps via train, hanging out by the Indian Ocean on the shores of a remote island and seeing the old mining town of Bisbee.

Yep, these are all places you should travel to in 2018. At least, that's according to Frommer's.

The company that has been writing travel guide books for decades released their list of Best Places to Go in 2018. And yes, the Southern Arizona mining town of Bisbee took one of the few coveted spots.

Bisbee was the only Arizona town — and actually one of the few spots in the United States — that snagged a spot on the list.

Some of the reasons Frommer's picked Bisbee is because it is "antique, offbeat, affordable, and genuine." That, alongside having the oldest pub in Arizona, hosting the Smithsonian Institution affiliate's Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum, and it's proximity to the San Pedro River, makes it a "desert dream village."

"Think of the retro vibe of Radiator Springs from Cars, but with the mountain temperatures that are 15 degrees cooler than Phoenix or Tucson," the article says. "Bisbee is proof that there's still gold to be found in the desert."

Here's the full "Best Places to Go" list:

The Lake District, Cumbria, England




County Clare, Ireland

Bisbee, Arizona

St. Helena


The Gotthard Panorama Express, Switzerland

San Antonio, Texas

The Coffee Region, Colombia

Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

New Orleans

Hamburg, Germany

Faroe Islands

Juneau, Alaska

The Mekong River

The Caribbean

Contact Mollie Muchna at or 520-573-4194. On Twitter: @molliemuchna

Digital Engagement Editor

Mollie Muchna is the Star’s Digital Engagement Editor, leading the newsroom’s online and breaking news teams. She graduated from Northern Arizona University with a degree in journalism, and since then, has won multiple awards for digital storytelling.