Millions of everyday travelers from around the world help choose winners of the TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Awards for the top U.S. travel destinations.
From all corners of the USA, check out a handful of destinations that are perennial favorites.
Pacific Coast: San Diego, California
San Diego has to be seen to be believed! This sprawling urban hub basks in southern sunshine amidst the colors of the Pacific Ocean. The city's proximity to the border makes for marvelous Mexican treats. Nothing beats a burrito after a day of play in the surf. After dark, San Diego really springs to life. Music reverberates through the streets of the iconic Gaslamp quarter, and an evening stroll along the bustling oceanfront boardwalk is a must.
In San Diego, leaping into the water at Mission Bay, a perfect destination for water sports
The West: Las Vegas, Nevada
Are you game for Las Vegas? Chance upon the Las Vegas Strip, a lively boulevard that is home to some of the largest casinos in the world. From the melodic spray of the dancing fountains of Bellagio to dreamy after parties overlooking the neon sky, whatever you’re looking for, Vegas promises to catch your attention. Remember, Las Vegas isn’t all about the bright lights and winning streaks. The short spin out to Nevada’s Grand Canyon National Park is a worthy escape from Sin City.
Overlooking the Las Vegas Strip
The Southwest: Sedona, Arizona
There’s a place you will find peace, and it’s called Sedona! At the mouth of a colossal canyon, the desert town is paradise for many. This destination’s arresting feature is its enchanting rocky red surrounds. Picture yourself in exploration mode as you discover the intricacies of the Old West mountains, cowboy-style. Off the trails, an abundance of treasure troves are waiting to be discovered on flat ground. Sedona’s American Indian-themed galleries and shops make for the most unique of shopping experiences.
Hiking in Red Rock State Park in Sedona
Midwest: Branson, Missouri
This is one for the family! From the moment you touch down in the city, Branson makes everything look so easy. The Strip, an 11-kilometer sweep of hotels, eateries and entertainment venues, exudes a warm and infectious glow. If there’s a hint of adventure about you, a trip to Branson’s nearby mountains and lakes is highly recommended; here, you can explore lush greenery and expansive lakes for adventurers of all abilities.
Spectacular Ozark views from the Branson Ferris Wheel
Southeast: Miami Beach, Florida
Welcome to the holiday resort that oozes celebrity status and fame! Situated just off the coast of Miami, this shore-side city sizzles throughout the year. Hanging out at the beach is mandatory. Emerald-clear waters epitomize the city’s positive vibes and strong emphasis on the visual arts. The city’s Art Deco District offers what is probably the most impressive collection of such architecture in the world.
Family fun in the ocean waters off Miami Beach
Northeast: Boston, Massachusetts
It's no surprise that Boston ranks as a top U.S. destination. Your inner historian is sure to be awakened on a wander along Boston's compact Freedom Trail; the four-kilometer stretch passes 16 sites of historical significance. The city's famed lobster rolls are a favorite among locals and tourists alike and can be found in Quincy Market, the largest food hall in New England. Finish your visit on a high with a tour of Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox and one of the USA's most recognizable baseball stadiums.
Walking through Quincy Market in Boston, Massachusetts