World’s Top Destinations Revealed: Where Do You Want to Go?

World’s Top Destinations
World’s Top Destinations

Leading travel site TripAdvisor today announced the winners of its Travelers’ Choice awards for Destinations.

The sixth annual awards honor nearly 500 destinations including the winners for the top spots in the world, and individual lists for Africa, Asia, Australia, Canada, the Caribbean, Central America, Europe, China, Middle East, Russia, South America, the South Pacific, the U.K. and the U.S.

“If you’re looking for trip inspiration, look no further than the Travelers’ Choice Destinations,” said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor. “Our global travelers are the tastemakers for uncovering the best places to visit around the world.”

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Travelers’ Choice Destinations honor top travel spots worldwide based on reviews and opinions from TripAdvisor travelers.

TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Destinations

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The 2014 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice awards for Destinations named Istanbul the #1 destination in the world. (A TripAdvisor traveler photo)

Award winners were determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for hotels, attractions and restaurants in destinations worldwide, gathered over a 12-month period.

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. Istanbul, Turkey (+11)

2. Rome, Italy (+2)

3. London, England (0)

4. Beijing, China (+17)

5. Prague, Czech Republic (+4)

6. Marrakech, Morocco (+13)

7. Paris, France (-6)

8. Hanoi, Vietnam (New)

9. Siem Reap, Cambodia (+14)

10. Shanghai, China (+12)

11. Berlin, Germany (0)

12. New York City, New York (-10)

13. Florence, Italy (-5)

14. Buenos Aires, Argentina (+4)

15. Barcelona, Spain (-10)

16. St. Petersburg, Russia (+4)

17. Dubai, United Arab Emirates (New)

18. Chicago, Illinois (-4)

19. Cape Town, South Africa (-3)

20. Bangkok, Thailand (-7)

21. Budapest, Hungary (New)

22. Sydney, Australia (-12)

23. Lisbon, Portugal (New)

24. Chiang Mai, Thailand (0)

25. San Francisco, California (-18)

Top 25 Travelers’ Choice U.S. Destinations:

1. New York City, New York (0)

2. Chicago, Illinois (+1)

3. San Francisco, California (-1)

4. Las Vegas, Nevada (0)

5. New Orleans, Louisiana (+5)

6. Los Angeles, California (+2)

7. San Diego, California (New)

8. Seattle, Washington (+3)

9. Washington, D.C. (-3)

10. Orlando, Florida (-5)

11. Honolulu, Hawaii (-2)

12. Houston, Texas (+13)

13. Charleston, South Carolina (+2)

14. Boston, Massachusetts (-7)

15. Portland, Oregon (+4)

16. San Antonio, Texas (+1)

17. Palm Springs, California (+6)

18. Austin, Texas (New)

19. Branson, Missouri (New)

20. Atlanta, Georgia (New

21. Phoenix, Arizona (New)

22. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (-1)

23. Saint Louis, Missouri (New)

24. Nashville, Tennessee (New)

25. Miami, Florida (-13)

You can see the complete list of winners from the 2014 Travelers’ Choice Destinations, as well as reviews and traveler photos.

Photos courtesy: TripAdvisor

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Rakesh Raman