Trip Advisor: The top 25 Destinations

<p>Best</a> Destinations in the World - Travelers' Choice Awards - TripAdvisor</p>

<p>Two of them are in China, which I have reservations. But London being the top destination?</p>

<p>What do you think?</p>

<p>I agree with Cape Town! Absolutely gorgeous. I would add Wengen, Switzerland, but maybe it is not large enough to count.</p>

<p>Las Vegas shouldn’t be on there. Much better to go to the real Bellagio, on Lake Como.</p>

<p>It’s based on international interest. We have at least one visitor from the Middle East or Europe come stay with us every year. And they ALL want to go to Las Vegas!</p>

<p>I can see why the 2 China cities are there. I’ve been to both. Beijing has the Great Wall, Tienanmen Square & the Summer Palace (among a ton of other amazing historical sites) while Shanghai is called the Paris of the East, with its fashion, nightclubs, cosmopolitan feel (those skyscrapers!) and history of finance/shipping/opium. If someone only had one (major) city to visit in China, I would probably say Shanghai. I loved it there. </p>

<p>Shoot, now that I write about it, both were quite amazing for different reasons.</p>

<p>I’m surprised nowhere in Japan is on the list. I’d put Kyoto up there.</p>

<p>I’ve been to 3: NYC, San Fran, Chicago</p>

<p>Would like most to visit: Morocco (my mom grew up there), Bora Bora and Italy (to eat).</p>

<p>Not interested in : Las Vegas - have never gotten the attraction of that place.</p>

<p>I’ve been to Las Vegas twice and didn’t want to be there either time. I’ve been to 13, actually 15, but since I was under 3 for Thailand and Cambodia they hardly count!</p>

<p>best thing about our trip to Vegas was a side trip to Hoover Dam :/</p>

<p>Whoa! No Disney World? Must be number 26. ;)</p>



<p>Bora Bora, although very scenic, is extremely boring after dark.</p>

<p>I won’t put Las Vegas on my map in any case. Was there several times, not enjoyable. Too hot and the casinos are not impressive, I can get the gambling anywhere else. The shows are interesting, but you pay for it dearly.</p>

<p>I’ve been to 11, but wouldn’t mind visiting the rest!</p>

<p>Las Vegas?</p>

<p>I hate the shows and I really don’t gamble. The attraction for someone like me is after an easy 3 1/2 hour drive out of LA, I can get a suite in a 4star hotel for $120, spend a relatively inexpensive afternoon in a world class spa, and then go to Thomas Keller’s Bouchon or L’Atelier Joel Robuchon for dinner. Take away just one of the following: the short drive, the world class dining , the inexpensive digs or the spa…and I wouldn’t give it a second thought. For my European guests…well, they are mostly interested in locations that they have seen in the movies.</p>

<p>I understand the attraction of London, but after two miserable trips there, I wouldn’t go if you paid me.</p>

<p>Of the few places on that list that I have not been to…Buenos Aires, Shanghai, and Cambodia are on my hot list. From what I understand Buenos Aires can be a real bargain right now.</p>

<p>Personally, I find Washington DC more interesting than NYC. Which only goes to underscore the fact that these are all subject to personal preferences. Lists like these are really just for arguing around a bar after work.</p>

<p>We should know by now…it’s about “fit” not ranking. ;)</p>

<p>My D would agree with Goa. She spent the month she turned 19, on her favorite beach in India.
Although when I heard about it, I kept seeing scenes from the Michener novel “The Drifters” in my mind.

<p>My neighbor left for the mts of Bali on Sunday. He & a friend are renting houses, & have an itinerary put together by a coworker who lives there most of the time. He just comes to the US apparently for three or four months to work.</p>

<p>Good grief! The best destinations are NOT cities. They are Yosemite, the Grand Canyon, Prince William Sound, Alaska, Yellowstone, Big Sur, the coral reefs in the Caribbean…</p>

<p>Don’t these people ever get out of doors!</p>

<p>Don’t get you knickers in a twist. ^ The rankings are based on activity and inquiries on Tripadvisor. Not enough many hotels, restaurants or airports in a spot like Prince William Sound to get it ranked. Personally, we alternate travel–one year hiking national parks followed by a year where we choose to travel to urban destinations. Both have their attractions.</p>

<p>I don’t trust any destination list that doesn’t include snorkeling at a tropical reef.</p>