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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.  
  1. One World Observatory - World Trade Center - New York city, New York

A popular new observatory that opened last May and offers breathtaking views from the top of the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. [embed]http://www.flickr.com/photos/nickharris1/14404893666[/embed] Photo credit: Nick Harris  Save up to 25% on Hotels in New York City!
  1. The Magnificent Mile - Chicago, Illinois

Thirteen-block stretch of downtown Chicago that draws travelers for its shopping, dining and entertainment. Check out a previous post on another popular Chicago attraction. [caption id="attachment_1111" align="aligncenter" width="4000"]Magnificent Mile Photo Credit: Kim Hawk[/caption] Save up to 25% on Hotels in Chicago
  1. Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook - Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Secluded car pull-off area on the Gatlinburg Bypass offers scenic views of downtown Gatlinburg and the surrounding Smoky Mountains. Gatlinburg, Tennessee Photo credit: Brndnsh Save up to 25% on Hotels in Gaitlinburg, Tennessee!
  1. The Pearl District - Portland, Oregon

Trendy one-half square mile area of the city offers a variety of boutiques, galleries, coffee shops and restaurants. Pearl District Photo credit: Decaseconds 
  1. Mount Bonnell - Austin, Texas

Beautiful hiking trail rewards intrepid travelers with panoramic views of Austin from nearly 800 feet above the city.   Photo credit: Stuck in Customs  Save up to 25% on Hotels in Austin, Texas!
  1. Newbury Street – Boston, Massachusetts

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. Newbury Street Photo credit:Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism
  1. Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster – Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

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. Photo credit: Old Shoe Woman 
  1. The Grand Ole Opry – Nashville, Tennessee

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. U.S. Attractions  
  1. Watkins Glen State Park – Watkins Glen, New York

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. Watkins State Park Photo credit: Shots by VB
  1. Jackson Square – New Orleans, Louisiana

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!

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