*LIST* The Most Popular Travel Destinations Revealed


There’s no doubt 2020 wasn’t a great year for travel. But regardless of the coronavirus restrictions, some folks did find ways to get away, while others dreamed of places they could be going to if they weren’t stuck at home. Well, now TripAdvisor has come out with the list revealing the destinations that fit both of those bills. 

  • TripAdvisor has just come out with their annual Travelers' Choice Best of the Best Awards for Destinations.
  • This year they’ve highlighted:
    • Trending Destinations- locations that saw the biggest increase in positive reviews, booking interest and searches.
    • Emerging Destinations– destinations that travelers have started saving to their Trips section on the site, indicating they are about to become hotspots.
    • Popular Destinations– destinations travelers raved about the most in the past year
    • National Parks– the parks getting the biggest increase in positive, and overall reviews.

So, which destinations have made this year's lists? 

  • Well, the top Trending destination in the U.S. is Gatlinburg, Tennessee, while the top Trending destination in the world is Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
  • The top Emerging destination in the world is Martinique.
  • The only U.S. destinations to make it on the Emerging list are Panama City Beach, Florida and Colorado Springs, Colorado.
  • Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming was the top National Park, followed by the Grand Canyon
  • Bali was the most Popular destination in the world.

Top 10 Travelers’ Choice Trending Destinations – U.S.

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  1. Gatlinburg, TN
  2. St. Augustine, FL
  3. Fort Myers Beach, FL
  4. Pigeon Forge, TN
  5. Moab, UT
  6. Marco Island, FL
  7. Estes Park, CO
  8. Hilton Head, SC
  9. Clearwater, FL
  10. Jackson, WY 

Top 10 Emerging Destinations in the World

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  1. Martinique
  2. Panama City Beach, Fla., United States
  3. Armacao dos Buzios, Brazil
  4. Holbox Island, Mexico
  5. St Ives, United Kingdom
  6. Mazatlan, Mexico
  7. Colorado Springs, Colo., United States
  8. Shoalhaven, Australia
  9. Wroclaw, Poland
  10. Mudgee, Australia

Top Five National Parks in the U.S.

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  1. Grand Teton National Park, WY
  2. Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
  3. Zion National Park, UT
  4. Denali National Park and Preserve, AK
  5. Yellowstone National Park, WY

Top Five Popular Destinations

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  1. Bali, Indonesia
  2. London, England
  3. Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  4. Rome, Italy
  5. Paris, France 

Source:TripAdvisor