Ever wondered what it would be like to spend some time off on one of the many planets in the Star Wars galaxy? Here is a list of five places definitely NOT to go and another five recommendations for a well-deserved vacation.

What would you add to this list?

5 Worst:

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#5: Alderaan. Why would a planet with beautiful nature, remnant High Republic sophistication, and a legendary princess be on the worst list for a vacation? Well, once the Death Star is complete, your worries about the pressures of work will become pretty insignificant, pretty quickly. Considering you aren’t a Jedi, you probably won’t be able to come back to haunt your boss either. 

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#4: Tatooine. Many lightyears away from civilization, the desert planet of Tatooine is NOT the place to be for some well-deserved relaxation time. Animals in the ground that eat you, a crime syndicate run by a talking blob, and an annoying flying slave trader make this world rather off-putting tbh. No wonder both Anakin and Luke Skywalker became bitter old men with Tatooine as their home planet. 

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#3: Dagobah. Vacationing on Dagobah is probably the furthest from the definition of a good time. A balmy swamp planet with no known civilization except for a very old Jedi Master, who wacks you over the head and sings, “My stick is better than bacon.” You’d probably be better off breathing in the fresh forest air of Alderaan and wait for it all to abruptly end.

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#2: Hoth. If this planet had made an effort to install some ski lifts and a couple of taverns serving mulled wine and cheese fondue, perhaps Hoth could have been that ever-winter getaway for people like Elsa. Instead, they chose a survivalist hell, that makes Everest look like Disney World. Never do I ever wish to be stuck without warm water, let alone know what the inside of a tauntaun smells like. Hoth is a hard no for a vacation getaway.

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#1: Mustafar. Toasting on the beach of a lava stream didn’t do Anakin Skywalker’s complexion any favors and the locals aren’t very tourist-friendly. As the primary planet of residence to one of only two Sith Lords, Mustafar might be attractive to kids going through a rebel phase but it’s definitely not a family vacation destination.

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5 Best:

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#5: Lah’mu. This planet might not have been all too kind to the Erso family but Lah’mu is very pretty nonetheless. A virtually uninhabited wonderland with striking black sand beaches and stunning nature, this planet is the perfect place for a full mental retreat. Amenities might be sparse though, so remember to pack well.

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#4: Kashyyyk. The Wookie homeworld is a lush tropical paradise with the perfect balance of natural harmony and technological sophistication. Apart from the Imperial occupation, this green water world is THE summer escape to rival Bali.

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#3: Coruscant. If you can avoid the seedy underbelly of the city, there are a plethora of things to do on this planet. Star Wars shopping opportunities, a visit to what used to be the Jedi temple, and maybe even a tour of the Imperial Senate. Coruscant is the perfect place for exploration and sipping espresso whilst watching the stormtroopers march by.

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#2: Endor. What this planet lacks in civilization, it makes up for in great nature and a very friendly teddy bearlike local population. Despite being the moon that gave the Death Star its protective shield, Endor is a must-visit planet for those who wish to get a real feel for where Vader, Palpatine, and the Empire met their demise.

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#1: Naboo. Late Senator Amidala’s planet just seems to have it all. Beautiful architecture, technological sophistication, stunning nature, and seas full of friendly Gungans. Take a walk in the neverending fields of green, or a bongo through the Abyss filled with exotic creatures, or maybe just relax in your Airbnb in the capital of Theed. Whatever you feel like doing, Naboo has something for you. 

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