TripAdvisor released its list of trending destinations, both in the U.S. and worldwide, on Tuesday, and there's a perfect place for a vacation for everyone.
The destinations were determined using an algorithm "that primarily measured the year-over-year increase in positive TripAdvisor traveler feedback and interest in accommodations, restaurants and attractions, across destinations worldwide."
U.S. destinations1. Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Gatlinburg saw a 67% increase in booking interest compared to last year. The region has outdoor recreation, with the largest national park, the Great Smoky Mountains, just next door, as well as family entertainment attractions like Dollywood and so much more in Pigeon Forge and Sevierville, Tennessee.
Beyond the natural beauty of the region, the key tourist draws are the music and the food.
2. Orange Beach, Alabama
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Orange Beach saw an amazing 91% increase in booking year over year.
This is a laid back destination, for those looking to relax at the beach and take in the scenery and maybe enjoy some seafood while they're at it.
3. Destin, Florida
Destin, the worlds luckiest fishing village," saw a 32% increase in booking interest.
Though Destin doesn't get as much attention as many other Florida beach destinations, its white-sand beaches are worthy of a visit.
4. South Lake Tahoe, California
Lake Tahoe, which saw a 34% increase year over year, is a favorite getaway for urban Californians. There's no reason to let them have all the fun, though. A TripAdvisor reviewer said that the Gondola at Heavenly is something "everyone needs to experience."
5. Jackson, Wyoming
Jackson has been popular with the rich and outdoorsy set for a while, but less wealthy travelers should experience it too.
And according to TripAdvisor's numbers, they likely are: Jackson saw a 40% increase year over year.
6. Estes Park, Colorado
This Rocky Mountains destination is great both in winter and summer. The mountains are obviously a destination for skiers and snowboarders, and hikers and bicyclists can enjoy the views when the weather is warmer. Estes Park had a 56% increase compared to last year.
7. Anchorage, Alaska
This northern city saw a 34% increase year over year, showing that distance is no match for curiosity.
Some TripAdvisor reviewers suggested seeing the city by bike, taking the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail for a great Anchorage experience."
8. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
This Steel City has come into its own in recent years, making it a great place for visitors to explore more than 90 neighborhoods and take advantage of everything the city has to offer.
9. Portland, Maine
The other Portland saw a 36% interest in booking in 2015. What the rocky coast of Maine lacks in warm temperatures, it makes up in charming lighthouses.
TripAdvisor reviewers recommend checking out the Portland Museum of Art, and Street and Co. restaurant's Maine lobster bread pudding.
10. Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
This Hawaiian destination rounds out the U.S. list, with a 13% increase in interest.
Kailua-Kona is historically a fishing village, but is now more popular with the leisure set.
World destinations1. Tulum, Mexico
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Tulum is hot right now, with a 74% increase compared to last year.
2. Cartagena, Colombia
Cartagena saw a 49% increase, according to TripAdvisor.
The Colombian city is kind of like Iceland, in that the two places have been the "cool" destinations for a few years now. But while Iceland is becoming overexposed (sorry, Iceland, you're still cool), Cartagena still has some surprises.
3. Porto, Portugal
The home of Port wine saw a 39% increase year over year.
4. Gatlinburg, Tennessee
After taking first in the U.S., Gatlinburg placed fourth on the international list. Not too shabby for a small town at the edge of a national park in eastern Tennessee.
5. Moscow, Russia
Moscow had a 27% increase in booking interest. Travelers interested in going to Russia right now (or in the near future) could definitely find some deals, since bad news for Russia's ruble is good news for many foreign visitors.
6. Brighton, United Kingdom
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Brighton saw a 60% increase year over year.
7. New Delhi, India
Interest in booking a trip to New Delhi increased 28% year over year.
8. Banff, Canada
We're not entirely sure how much of an effect Banff Squirrel has had on tourism to this Canadian destination, but surely the squirrel deserves some credit. Most recently, Banff saw a 43% increase in interest year over year.
9. Lima, Peru
Lima has plenty of its own reasons to visit, which is probably why interest increased 33% compared to last year. The city is also a major airport for travelers headed to Machu Picchu.
10. Foz do Iguau, Brazil
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"Foz" translates to "mouth" in Portuguese, and this dazzling destination is so named because it's the mouth of the Iguau River. Iguau Falls, accessible both from Brazil and Argentina, are truly a natural wonder of the world. Before visitors see the falls, they'll hear them the roar of the water carries for miles.
There are about 275 waterfalls along the border of two national parks: the Iguazu national Park in Misiones, in Argentina, and the Iguazu National Park, Parana, in Brazil.
Interest in booking increased 34% year over year.
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