Looking for suggestions on where to travel in 2014? TripAdvisor has you covered. Earlier this week travel planning website revealed its Traveler’s Choice Awards which includes their selections for destinations that are on the rise for the year ahead. The list provides locations both internationally and within the U.S., giving us a glimpse of the places that will be popular with travelers over the next 12 months.
According to TripAdvisor, the top international destination for 2014 will be Havana, Cuba, a location that has been on the rise in recent years thanks to the easing of travel restrictions from the U.S. Second place was awarded to La Fortuna de San Carlos in Costa Rica, which is lauded for its geothermal wonders that include an active volcano. Kathmandu, Nepal is third on the list thanks to its interesting mix of ancient temples and ability to serve as the gateway to the Himalaya. Jerusalem, Israel and Cusco, Peru are fourth and fifth respectively, with each bringing unique culture and history to the table. The rest of the top ten include Ambergris Caye in Belize; Sapporo, Japan; Hanoi, Vietnam; Corralejo, Spain and Fortaleza, Brazil.
Domestically, the top 10 destinations in the U.S. include Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, which is a perennial favorite amongst travelers. Anchorage, Alaska is second thanks to its diversity of year-round outdoor activities, while Destin, Florida earns the third spot on the list due to its pristine beaches. Bar Habor, Maine’s natural beauty and proximity to Acadia National Park earns it the nod for fourth place, Santa Fe, New Mexico coming in fifth due to its unique blend of history, culture, scenery and cuisine. Jackson, Wyoming; Galveston, Texas; Brooklyn, New York; Moab, Utah and Gettysburg, Pennsylvania round out the rest of the list.
There are of course a number of other hot destinations for 2014, such as Sochi, Russia. But this is a solid list of places to have on your radar as you start thinking about your travel plans for next year. Where would you like to go?