June 23, 2021

Tripadvisor Reveals New, Expansive Travelers' Choice 'Things to Do' Awards


Top 10 Experiences in the U.S. for 2021

  1. Clear Kayak Tour of Shell Key Preserve and Tampa Bay Area - Tierra Verde, Fla.
    Get a window seat to the waters of Florida in a crystal-clear kayak. This immersive perspective on the gorgeous wildlife and nature found in these waters has left travelers calling it the "BEST experience in my life."
  2. Fins Course Scenic Zipline Tour - Colorado Springs, Colo.
    Enjoy an active day immersed in nature on this ziplining tour of the Seven Falls canyon, soaking up sweeping views of the scenic surroundings from heights of up to 1,800 feet.
  3. Swim with the Manatees Includes In-Water Guide and Photographer - Crystal River, Fla.
    Swimming with manatees in Crystal River provides a peak experience with these gentle giants in their natural habitat. Your guide shares detailed commentary about Florida's ecosystem, and snaps underwater photos for your group.
  4. Classic Waco Tour: Best Sites & TV highlights in Waco - Waco, Texas
    Get a taste of the trending city (which some say Chip and Joanna Gaines put on the map) to learn about its rich history and explore gorgeous neighborhoods, including those seen on T.V. Hello Magnolia Market!
  5. Top Rated Wine and Shine Walking Tour - Gatlinburg, Tenn.
    Taste your way through the streets of Gatlinburg on a moonshine walking tour. The spirit that was once produced in secret is now offered at refined distilleries around the town.
  6. Moab Xtreme 3-Hour Experience - Moab, Utah
    Go further and cover more ground than the typical Jeep tours. This "Xtreme" trip includes all the obstacles and trails you won't see elsewhere.
  7. Red Rock Canyon Electric Bike Half-Day Tour - Las Vegas, Nev.
    An electric bike tour of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area transforms a 13-mile loop from a challenging prospect to a fun way to explore the desert landscape, cruising to scenic vista points and red-rock scenery.
  8. Private Boating On The Hurricane Deck Boat - Clearwater Beach - Clearwater, Fla.
    Swap noisy and crowded group boat trips for a more intimate alternative - a private customized boat tour. Look out for dolphins and local marine life, visit pristine beaches, and swim in the Gulf of Mexico.
  9. Emerald Cave Kayak Tour - Las Vegas, Nev.
    Experience the Colorado River's majestic Emerald Cave on a scenic kayaking tour led by a guide pointing out wildlife and gorgeous geological features.
  10. Guided Hike through Peek-a-Boo Slot Canyon - Kanab, Utah
    The quiet serenity of beautiful colored Navajo Sandstone rocks that have taken millions of years to form will take your breath away and leave you wanting more.

Top 10 Experiences in the World for 2021

  1. Jet Ski Tour of Dubai: Burj Al Arab, Dubai Marina, Atlantis, Palm & Burj Khalifa - Dubai, UAE
    On this tour, travelers can soak in the stunning Dubai skyline with the thrill of a jet ski ride. Zip across the water to see Burj Al Arab and Palm Jumeirah, pausing for Instagram-worthy photos en route.
  2. Rotorua Rafting - Kaituna River White Water Rafting - Rotorua, New Zealand
    Paddle thrilling white-water rapids on the Kaituna River during this rafting excursion from Rotorua. Cliff diving the canyons and rafting over Tutea Falls is not for the faint of heart.
  3. Hang gliding Experience Rotorfly - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Fly over the gorgeous beaches of Rio for what travelers call "a life changing experience I will never forget!"
  4. Clear Kayak Tour of Shell Key Preserve and Tampa Bay Area - Tierra Verde, Fla.
    Get a window seat to the waters of Florida in a crystal-clear kayak. This immersive perspective on the gorgeous wildlife and nature found in these waters has left travelers calling it the "BEST experience in my life."
  5. Arenales Caves and River Adventure in Puerto Rico - San Juan, Puerto Rico
    Prepare for a fun and adventurous day surrounded by mountains, water and nature. Hike and river trek to beautiful deep greenish blue pools, jump in the water and river float through an underground cave.
  6. Kangaroo Island Quad Bike (ATV) Tours - Kangaroo Island, Australia
    On this tour, explore off-road by quad bike and visit deserted beaches and hard-to-reach viewpoints that most visitors don't get to see.
  7. Aquascene Magnetic Island Discovery Tour - Magnetic Island, Australia
    Snorkel colorful fringing reefs, explore hidden bays and beaches, meet some local marine and bird-life "friends" and experience a fun cruise with a blend of adventure, relaxation and education.
  8. Dark Ghost Walking Tour in York - York, United Kingdom
    The Deathly Dark Tour is perfect for those who have a bit of a wicked streak and are looking to explore the darker side of the city with a tour guide famous for his wonderfully dark sense of humor.
  9. Paragliding Oludeniz, Fethiye, Turkey - Oludeniz, Turkey
    Breathtaking panoramic views and stable weather conditions make Babadag one of the best launching sites for tandem paragliding in the world.
  10. Fins Course Scenic Zipline Tour - Colorado Springs, Colo.
    Enjoy an active day immersed in nature on this ziplining tour of the Seven Falls canyon, soaking up sweeping views of the scenic surroundings from heights of up to 1,800 feet.


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