Add These 10 Trendy U.S. Attractions to Your Bucket List!
Recently, TripAdvisor, announced the results of its Attractions Trend Index, revealing the top 25 U.S. attractions that have seen the greatest increase in traveler interest this summer, based on year-over-year search activity on TripAdvisor.
Here are the top 10, that will allow travelers looking to take advantage of the remaining weeks of summer and shoulder season and explore some these U.S. attractions growing in popularity.
A popular new observatory that opened last May and offers breathtaking views from the top of the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.
One World Observatory - World Trade Center - New York city, New York
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Thirteen-block stretch of downtown Chicago that draws travelers for its shopping, dining and entertainment.
The Magnificent Mile - Chicago, Illinois
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Secluded car pull-off area on the Gatlinburg Bypass offers scenic views of downtown Gatlinburg and the surrounding Smoky Mountains.
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Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook - Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Trendy one-half square mile area of the city offers a variety of boutiques, galleries, coffee shops and restaurants.
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The Pearl District - Portland, Oregon
Beautiful hiking trail rewards intrepid travelers with panoramic views of Austin from nearly 800 feet above the city.
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Mount Bonnell - Austin, Texas
Upscale shopping, boutique stores and al fresco dining makes this one-mile stretch a must-see in Boston’s Back Bay. Travelers can take in this area and more through the Boston Duck Tours, starting at $40 per person.
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Mile-long downhill ride lets patrons control their speed, appealing to thrill seekers and slow cruisers alike. Tickets range from $5 for children to $15 for adults.
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Iconic country music concert hall offers weekly shows and is celebrating its 90th year of operation. Travelers can go behind the scenes with the Grand Ole Opry House Backstage Tour – tickets start at $24 per person.
Known for its eponymous race track, this park in New York’s Finger Lakes region offers outstanding hiking and features 19 waterfalls and more than 800 stone steps. Admission is $8 per vehicle.
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Historic French Quarter landmark features a variety of street performers, vendors, food spots and the renowned St. Louis Cathedral. Travelers can explore the area with the New Orleans French Quarter Segway Tour, which starts at $65 per person.
Photo credit: Jim Nix
Have you visited any of these places? Any of them shock you for making top U.S. Attractions list? I have definitely found new places to try with my Southwest points for 2017! Comment below!