Top 25 destinations: TripAdvisor’s winners
TripAdvisor, the crowd-sourced mega site that lets travelers rate hotels, restaurants and attractions worldwide, has crunched the numbers for the fifth year running and will announce its 2013 Travelers’ Choice Destination awards today.
The latest list spotlights 412 locales in 38 markets.
On the U.S. side, the usual suspects ??New York, San Francisco, Chicago?and?Las Vegas?? claimed the top four spots, as they did last year.Orlando?jumped five places from 2012 to rank No. 5.
Rounding out the top 10 U.S. destinations are Washington,?Boston,?Los Angeles,?Honolulu and?New Orleans.
Internationally,?Paris?displaced London as the No. 1 pick this year, followed by?New York; London; Rome; Barcelona; Venice?(new this year);?San Francisco; Florence, Italy; Prague;?and?Sydney.
Other newcomers among the top 25 international favorites:?Bangkok?(No. 13);Tokyo?(No. 15);?Rio?(No. 17);?Buenos Aires?(No. 18);?St. Petersburg, Russia?(No. 20); and?Queenstown, New Zealand?(No. 25).
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Source: Jayne Clark (2013). Top 25 U.S. destinations: TripAdvisor’s winners, USA Today?http://www.usatoday.com/story/dispatches/2013/05/21/tripadvisor-2013-travelers-choice-destinations/2343375/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+UsatodaycomTravel-TopStories+%28Travel+-+Top+Stories%29 published May 21, 2013. Viewed May 22, 2013,