Looking for some travel inspiration? One of my favorite travel resource sites, TripAdvisor, released their annual Traveler’s Choice Award winning destinations. The winners were determined using an algorithm based on the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for hotels, restaurants and attractions in destinations worldwide, gathered over a 12-month period, as well as traveler booking interest on TripAdvisor.
Top 10 Travelers’ Choice Destinations – U.S.:
1. New York City, New York
The beloved Big Apple offers something for every type of traveler at any time of day, from Broadway shows to some of the world’s most iconic attractions.
2. Maui, Hawaii
This island is a hotspot for travelers who love being outdoors, as they can stretch out on warm, golden sands, jump in the ocean for windsurfing lessons or dive into a relaxing snorkeling session.
3. Las Vegas, Nevada
Vegas can satisfy a variety of vacation tastes, including great meals from renowned chefs, access to some of the world’s premier casinos and a variety of spectacular shows on the Strip.
4. Oahu, Hawaii
This island is a sunbather’s and surfer’s paradise, with beautiful beaches and wild waves of epic heights.
5. Orlando, Florida
Home to some of the world’s most popular amusement and theme parks, Orlando offers travelers boundless opportunities for adventure and family fun.
6. Chicago, Illinois
The Windy City is a cornucopia of modern art, fine dining, innovative comedy and unique neighborhoods from Lincoln Park to Hyde Park.
7. San Diego, California
San Diego offers travelers laid-back California culture, ideal weather and endless outdoor fun, from exploring Balboa Park to swimming and surfing the spectacular shores.
8. San Francisco, California
Travelers can explore the City by the Bay’s colorful neighborhoods, from the hippie chic of the Upper Haight to the hipster grit of the Mission to trendy bistros in the Marina district.
9. New Orleans, Louisiana
From Mardi Gras celebrations on Bourbon Street to the historic French Quarter, NOLA has something for everyone – even supernatural museums and guided tours.
10. Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
Life on the Big Island boasts natural beauty and adventure, from the heights of Mauna Kea to black sand beaches to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, and a famous local plate of fresh “poke.”
Top 10 Travelers’ Choice Destinations – World:
1. Paris, France
2. London, England
3. Rome, Italy
4. Bali, Indonesia
5. Crete, Greece
6. Barcelona, Spain
7. Prague, Czech Republic
8. Marrakech, Morocco
9. Istanbul, Turkey
10. New York City, New York
For the complete list of Travelers’ Choice Destination award-winners for 2018, as well as the latest reviews and candid traveler photos, visit www.TripAdvisor.com/TravelersChoice-Destinations. Travelers can also follow the conversation on Twitter at #TravelersChoice.
TripAdvisor has over 600 million reviews and opinions covering the world’s largest selection of travel listings worldwide – covering approximately 7.5 million accommodations, airlines, attractions, and restaurants. TripAdvisor also compares prices from more than 200 hotel booking sites so travelers can find the lowest price on the hotel that’s right for them.