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TripAdvior Announces Top Domestic And International Travel Destinations


For the fifth consecutive year, travelers have chosen New York City as the top travel destination in America, according to TripAdvisor’s latest Traveler’s Choice awards for destinations. Chicago came in second place, while Charleston, S.C., Las Vegas, and Seattle followed.

New York City was also the only U.S. destination among the worldwide winners.

When it comes to international destinations, Marrakesh in Morocco moved up five spots from last year and established itself as the No. 1 international spot. Rounding out the top five international destinations were Siem Reap in Cambodia, Istanbul, Hanoi in Vietnam, and Prague. London dropped three spots this year and didn’t make it to the top five. Rome dropped five spots to number seven, and Paris dropped two spots to nine.

The winners were chosen among 469 top travel destinations, and based on millions of reviews and opinions from travelers around the globe. An algorithm was used that took in consideration the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for hotels, restaurants, and attractions over a period of one year.

Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor, said in a written statement that the destinations ‘chosen by our community are rich in history, culture and beauty and offer endless sights to explore.’

Here are the top 20 domestic destinations:

  1. New York City
  2. Chicago
  3. Charleston, S.C.
  4. Las Vegas
  5. Seattle
  6. San Francisco
  7. Washington, D.C
  8. New Orleans
  9. Palm Springs
  10. San Diego
  11. St. Louis
  12. Sedona, Az.
  13. Honolulu
  14. Miami Beach, Fla.
  15. Branson, Mo.
  16. Boston
  17. Savannah, Ga.
  18. Orlando
  19. Portland, Ore.
  20. Lahaina, Hawaii


Here are the top 20 international destinations:

  1. Marrakesh, Morocco
  2. Siem Reap, Cambodia
  3. Istanbul
  4. Hanoi, Vietnam
  5. Prague
  6. London
  7. Rome
  8. Buenos Aires
  9. Paris
  10. Cape Town, South Africa
  11. New York City
  12. Zermatt, Switzerland
  13. Barcelona
  14. Goreme, Turkey
  15. Ubud, Indonesia
  16. Cusco, Peru
  17. Petersburg, Russia
  18. Bangkok
  19. Kathmandu, Nepal
  20. Athens


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