Ok Canberra, how much did you pay the Lonely Planet for this one? Our humble capital city housing the War Memorial, Parliament House and year six camp favourite Questacon has been named number three in Lonely Planet's 'Best in Travel' list for 2018. Canberra beat out Aussie hot spots Sydney and Melbourne as a must-visit travel destination, who did not even make the list; in fact, the bronze placing is the highest any Australian city has ever been ranked and the only time an Aussie city has made the top 10. Um, what!?

Chris Zeiher of the Lonely Planet explained that Canberra has been "criminally overlooked" as a major travel destination and "packs a big punch for such a small city," citing "national treasures" and "cultural must-dos" as reasons to visit our nation's political playground. Have we been wrong about Canberra all these years? Has our vision been blurred from all the sand on our glorious Sydney beaches and dimly lit Melbourne laneways?

Politely placing our cynicism to the side, Canberra apparently has a lot on offer in 2018. The city's Manuka Oval will host an International Test cricket match next year, and the Australian War Memorial will take centre stage as it hosts the 100th anniversary of the WWI Armistice.

The list went live yesterday, so you will want to start booking your Airbnb now to find out what we have been missing out on all this time. Font runners on the list included Detroit, USA and Seville, Spain who came in at number 2 and number 1 respectively. You can check out the entire top 10 list here

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