TripAdvisor Presents Travelers’ Choice Attractions
Machu Picchu and Bellagio Fountains Named Top Landmarks in World and U.S., According to Millions of TripAdvisor Travelers
NEWTON, Mass., June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — TripAdvisor(®), the world’s largest travel site*, today announced the winners of its Travelers’ Choice Attractions awards based on millions of valuable reviews and opinions from TripAdvisor travelers. In its inaugural year, the awards honor 1,263 of the world’s top landmarks, parks, museums and amusement and water parks.
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Winners are found in 39 countries around the world including regional lists for Africa, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Central America, China, Europe, India, Mexico, the Middle East, South America, the South Pacific, and the United States.
The Travelers’ Choice Attractions awards were determined based on the quality and quantity of traveler reviews of attractions, featured on TripAdvisor, in each of the categories.
Top 10 U.S. Landmarks Top 10 World Landmarks 1. Bellagio Fountains, Las 1. Machu Picchu, Machu Vegas, Nevada Picchu, Peru 2. Gettysburg National 2. Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Military Park, Gettysburg, Cambodia Pennsylvania 3. USS Arizona Memorial, Honolulu, Hawaii 3. Taj Mahal, Agra, India 4. Top of the Rock 4. Petra World Heritage Observation Deck, New York Site, Wadi Musa, Jordan City, New York 5. Golden Gate Bridge, San 5. Bayon Temple, Siem Francisco, California Reap, Cambodia 6. Cathedral of St. John 6. Great Cathedral and the Baptist, Savannah, Mosque, Cordoba, Spain Georgia 7. Vietnam Veterans 7. Church of Our Savior on Memorial, Washington, D.C. Spilled Blood, St. Petersburg, Russia 8. Broadway, New York City, 8. St. Peter's Basilica, New York Vatican City, Italy 9. Cloud Gate, Chicago, 9. Ancient City Walls, Illinois Dubrovnik, Croatia 10. Lincoln Memorial and 10. Main Market Square Reflecting Pool, (Rynek Glowny), Krakow, Washington, D.C. Poland
Top 10 U.S. Parks Top 10 World Parks 1. Central Park, New York 1. Stanley Park, City, New York Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 2. Garden of the Gods, 2. Central Park, New Colorado Springs, Colorado York City, New York 3. High Line, New York City, 3. Garden of the Gods, New York Colorado Springs, Colorado 4. Millennium Park, Chicago, 4. High Line, New York Illinois City, New York 5. Balboa Park, San Diego, 5. Millennium Park, California Chicago, Illinois 6. Golden Gate Park, San 6. Balboa Park, San Francisco, California Diego, California 7. Boston Public Garden, 7. Guell Park, Boston, Massachusetts Barcelona, Spain 8. Forsyth Park, Savannah, 8. Luxembourg Gardens, Georgia Paris, France 9. Falls Park on the Reedy, 9. Golden Gate Park, San Greenville, South Carolina Francisco, California 10. Forest Park, Saint Louis, 10. Singapore Botanic Missouri Gardens, Singapore
Top 10 U.S. Museums Top 10 U.S. Amusement & Water Parks 1. Art Institute of Chicago, 1. Discovery Cove, Orlando, Chicago, Illinois Florida 2. Frick Collection, New York 2. Magic Kingdom, Orlando, City, New York Florida 3. National Gallery of Art, 3. Universal's Islands of Washington, D.C. Adventure, Orlando, Florida 4. Metropolitan Museum of Art, 4. Disneyland Park, Anaheim, New York City, New York California 5. Arizona-Sonora Desert 5. Disney's Animal Kingdom, Museum, Tucson, Arizona Orlando, Florida 6. National Naval Aviation 6. Disney's Hollywood Museum, Pensacola, Florida Studios, Orlando, Florida 7. The National WWII Museum, 7. SeaWorld Orlando, New Orleans, Louisiana Orlando, Florida 8. National Air and Space 8. Disney California Museum, Washington, D.C. Adventure Park , Anaheim, California 9. United States Holocaust 9. Typhoon Lagoon, Orlando, Memorial Museum, Washington, Florida D.C. 10. Abraham Lincoln 10. Universal Studios Presidential Library and Hollywood, Los Angeles, Museum, Springfield, Illinois California
“To inspire travelers setting out on summer trips, TripAdvisor has named the top attractions across the globe based on the valuable feedback from millions worldwide,” said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor. “Honoring more than 1,200 winners, these remarkable sights offer enriching and entertaining experiences for travelers of all ages.”
For the complete list of 2013 Travelers’ Choice Attractions winners, go to http://www.tripadvisor.com/TravelersChoice-Attractions.
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