January 19, 2022

Tripadvisor's Community of Travelers Awards 22 Top Trending Destinations for 2022

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Seven Subcategories of Destinations for Travelers of Every Type

Today, Tripadvisor announced the first of its highly anticipated, annual community-powered Travelers' Choice Awards for 2022: the Best of the Best Destinations. If 2021 was the year travelers dipped their toes in the water with smaller getaways and outdoors trips, 2022 is shaping up to be the year we return to travel in a big way. Despite new variant surges, data shows that the desire to travel remains stronger than ever. In fact, 71% of Americans in a recent Tripadvisor sponsored survey say they are likely to travel for leisure in 2022. Just as travelers are ramping up on their plans for the year, the 2022 Travelers' Choice list is here to identify the best places to go.

"As the world returns to travel, priorities are changing, and people want more memorable experiences on their trips. Three-quarters (75%) of Americans say that it's important they 'see new places' when thinking about their future travel plans," said Steven Paganelli, Director, Destinations, Hotels and OTAs, Americas at Tripadvisor. "There is a whole world out there to choose from, and we want to help guide travelers looking to take the best trips for them – whatever that perfect vacation may look like. From adventure to R&R, the 2022 Tripadvisor Travelers' Choice Awards for Destinations include several subcategories created to reflect the best places to go no matter what type of trip you're after."

Popular Destinations — World

You’ve probably got one or two of these destinations on your list of dream vacays.

  1. Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  2. London, United Kingdom
  3. Cancun, Mexico
  4. Bali, Indonesia
  5. Crete, Greece
  6. Rome, Italy
  7. Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
  8. Istanbul, Turkey
  9. Paris, France
  10. Hurghada, Egypt
  11. Barcelona, Spain
  12. Marrakech, Morocco
  13. Tenerife, Canary Islands
  14. Corsica, France
  15. New Delhi, India
  16. Singapore, Singapore
  17. Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  18. Florence, Italy
  19. Jaipur, India
  20. Cusco, Peru
  21. Bangkok, Thailand
  22. Doha, Qatar
  23. Phuket, Thailand
  24. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  25. Las Vegas, Nevada

Trending Destinations — World

From lesser-known cities to new escapes, these places are on the up and up.

  1. Majorca, Balearic Islands
  2. Cairo, Egypt
  3. Rhodes, Dodecanese
  4. Tulum, Mexico
  5. Dubrovnik, Croatia
  6. Ibiza, Balearic Islands
  7. Natal, Brazil
  8. Arusha, Tanzania
  9. Goreme, Turkey
  10. Santorini, Cyclades
  11. Paraty, Brazil
  12. Aruba
  13. Split, Croatia
  14. Playa del Carmen, Mexico
  15. Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
  16. Luxor, Egypt
  17. Dominican Republic
  18. Charleston, South Carolina
  19. St Martin / St Maarten
  20. North Male Atoll
  21. Zanzibar Island, Zanaibar Archipelago
  22. La Fortuna de San Carolos, Costa Rica

Top Destinations for Food Lovers — World

From Michelin stars to rising stars, the eats in these towns are so good, travelers keep coming back for seconds.

  1. Rome, Italy
  2. London, United Kingdom
  3. Paris, France
  4. Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  5. Barcelona, Spain
  6. Madrid, Spain
  7. Sao Paulo, Brazil
  8. New York, New York
  9. Bangkok, Thailand
  10. Singapore, Singapore
  11. Florence, Italy
  12. Istanbul, Turkey
  13. Lisbon, Portugal
  14. Valencia, Spain
  15. Naples, Italy
  16. Cairo, Egypt
  17. Bordeaux, France
  18. Cartagena, Colombia
  19. Lyon, France
  20. New Orleans, Louisiana
  21. Mexico City, Mexico
  22. Hanoi, Vietnam
  23. Charleston, South Carolina
  24. Marrakech, Morocco
  25. Hong Kong, China

Top Destinations for Outdoor Enthusiasts — World

This year, travelers flocked to national parks for new adventures and good-natured fun. These are the parks that delivered on both—and then some.

  1. Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
  2. Jim Corbett National Park, India
  3. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
  4. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
  5. Kruger National Park, South Africa
  6. Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
  7. Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska
  8. Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania
  9. Westland Tai Poutini National Park, New Zealand
  10. New Forest National Park Hampshire, United Kingdom
  11. Snowdonia National Park, United Kingdom
  12. Banff National Park, Alberta
  13. Cilento and Vallo di Diano National Park, Italy
  14. Jasper National Park, Alberta
  15. Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
  16. Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
  17. Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
  18. Freycinet, Australia
  19. Vatnajokull National Park, Iceland
  20. Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
  21. Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah
  22. Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
  23. Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park, Brazil
  24. Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia
  25. Zion National Park, Utah

Top Destinations for Skiers — World

Black diamond vets and resort lovers agree: these are the best spots to get your ski (and après-ski) on.

  1. Zermatt, Switzerland
  2. Jackson, Wyoming
  3. Banff, Alberta
  4. Whistler, British Columbia
  5. Queenstown, New Zealand
  6. Ortisei, Italy
  7. Jasper, Alberta
  8. Park City, Utah
  9. Chamonix, France
  10. Breckenridge, Colorado
  11. Aspen, Colorado
  12. St. Moritz, Switzerland
  13. L'Alpe d'Huez, France
  14. Saalbach-Hinterglemm, Austria
  15. Livigno, Italy
  16. Vail, Colorado
  17. Pinzolo, Italy
  18. Morzine, France
  19. St. Anton am Arlberg, Austria
  20. San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

Top Destinations for City Lovers — World

If you’re looking for a bright-lights-big-city kind of vibe, you can’t miss these traveler-loved hubs around the world.

  1. Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  2. London, United Kingdom
  3. Rome, Italy
  4. Istanbul, Turkey
  5. Paris, France
  6. Barcelona, Spain
  7. Marrakech, Morocco
  8. Madrid, Spain
  9. Cairo, Eqypt
  10. New Delhi, India
  11. Singapore, Singapore
  12. Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  13. Florence, Italy
  14. Jaipur, India
  15. Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  16. Cusco, Peru
  17. Bangkok, Thailand
  18. Doha, Qatar
  19. Lisbon, Portugal
  20. Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  21. Las Vegas, Nevada
  22. Naples, Italy
  23. Udaipur, India
  24. Athens, Greece
  25. Mumbai, India

Top Destinations for Sun Seekers — World

Paradise looks different for everybody. But these sunny destinations are as close to the real deal as you can get.

  1. Cancun, Mexico
  2. Bali, Indonesia
  3. Crete, Greece
  4. Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
  5. Playa del Carmen, Mexico
  6. Domincan Republic
  7. Majorca, Balearic Islands
  8. Hurghada, Egypt
  9. Tenerife, Canary Islands
  10. Corsica, France
  11. Rhodes, Dodecanese
  12. Aruba
  13. Phuket, Thailand
  14. Santorini, Cyclades
  15. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  16. Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
  17. Oahu, Hawaii
  18. Goa, India
  19. Jamaica
  20. La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
  21. Sedona, Arizona
  22. Praia Grande, Brazil
  23. Orlando, Florida
  24. Campos Do Jordao, Brazil
  25. Banos, Ecuador

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