What Are The Most Popular Travel Destinations in the World?

What Are The Most Popular Travel Destinations in the World?

May 21, 2013 Updated May 21, 2013 at 5:17 PM CDT

TripAdvisor on Tuesday released its list of the top travel destinations in the world, and the top 25 in the United States.

According to a news release from TripAdvisor:

The Travelers’ Choice Destinations awards honor top travel spots worldwide based on millions of valuable reviews and opinions from TripAdvisor travelers. Award winners were determined based on the popularity of destinations, taking into account travelers’ favorites and most highly rated places.

Top 25 Travelers’ Choice World Destinations:
(+/- denotes change in ranking year-over-year, 0 is no change and new is new to the top 25)

1. Paris, France (+3)
2. New York City, New York (0)
3. London, England (-2)
4. Rome, Italy (-1)
5. Barcelona, Spain (+3)
6. Venice, Italy (New)
7. San Francisco, California (-2)
8. Florence, Italy (+4)
9. Prague, Czech Republic (+7)
10. Sydney, Australia (+4)
11. Berlin, Germany (-1)
12. Istanbul, Turkey (-5)
13. Bangkok, Thailand (New)
14. Chicago, Illinois (-3)
15. Tokyo, Japan (New)
16. Cape Town, South Africa (+7)
17. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (New)
18. Buenos Aires, Argentina (-5)
19. Marrakech, Morocco (-13)
20. St. Petersburg, Russia (New)
21. Beijing, China (-6)
22. Shanghai, China (-3)
23. Siem Reap, Cambodia (-14)
24. Chiang Mai, Thailand (0)
25. Queenstown, New Zealand (New)

Top 25 Travelers’ Choice U.S. Destinations:

1. New York City, New York (0)
2. San Francisco, California (0)
3. Chicago, Illinois (0)
4. Las Vegas, Nevada (0)
5. Orlando, Florida (+5)
6. Washington, D.C. (+5)
7. Boston, Massachusetts (+8)
8. Los Angeles, California (-2)
9. Honolulu, Hawaii (-4)
10. New Orleans, Louisiana (-3)
11. Seattle, Washington (-3)
12. Miami, Florida (New)
13. Sedona, Arizona (+6)
14. Savannah, Georgia (0)
15. Charleston, South Carolina (+9)
16. Napa, California (+4)
17. San Antonio, Texas (-4)
18. Lahaina, Hawaii (+3)
19. Portland, Oregon (-7)
20. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (+3)
21. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (New)
22. Kailua-Kona, Hawaii (+3)
23. Palm Springs, California (New)
24. Naples, Florida (New)
25. Houston, Texas (-7)