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Austin named one of nation's top travel destinations by TripAdvisor

Below places like New York City, Hawaii and Las Vegas, Austin ranked in the Top 25 of the nation's most sought-after travel destinations.

AUSTIN, Texas — Everyone knows a lot of people are moving to Austin each and every day, but a lot of people are also just coming to visit.

The world's largest travel site, TripAdvisor, on Wednesday released its 2019 Travelers' Choice Awards for Destinations. Among the 25 locations making the cut, Austin came in at No. 22.

The awards recognize the locations that are the most popular among TripAdvisor reviewers. The winners were determined using an algorithm based on reviews and ratings for hotels, restaurants and experiences in destinations worldwide over a one-year period. The quality and volume of reviews to the destinations that deliver the best overall experience for travelers is also taken into account.

"With more than 156,000 destinations listed on TripAdvisor, travelers can find inspiration and advice on where to stay, what to do and where to eat during every type of trip," said Desiree Fish, vice president of global communications for TripAdvisor. "The Travelers’ Choice Awards for Destinations recognize major cities and islands that continue to deliver an outstanding experience and are beloved by our global community of travelers.” 

The full list is below:

  1. New York City, New York
  2. Maui, Hawaii
  3. Oahu, Hawaii
  4. Las Vegas, Nevada
  5. Orlando, Florida
  6. San Diego, California
  7. Chicago, Illinois
  8. New Orleans, Louisiana
  9. San Francisco, California
  10. Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
  11. Miami Beach, Florida
  12. Washington, D.C.
  13. Los Angeles, California
  14. Charleston, South Carolina
  15. Key West, Florida
  16. Nashville, Tennessee
  17. Boston, Massachusetts
  18. Savannah, Georgia
  19. Branson, Missouri
  20. Seattle, Washington
  21. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
  22. Austin, Texas
  23. Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
  24. Ashville, North Carolina
  25. San Antonio, Texas

“For those who want to cross these popular destinations off their travel bucket list, we recommend visiting during off-peak seasons when you can find great savings and less crowds,” said Fish.


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