Greater Palm Springs, California (PRWEB) April 09, 2014
TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site*, has announced the winners of its Travelers’ Choice awards for Destinations. Greater Palm Springs ranks #17 most popular U.S. destinations, climbing six spots since last year. The sixth annual awards honors nearly 500 destinations, including the winners for the top spots in the world and individual lists for Africa, Asia, Australia, Canada, the Caribbean, Central America, Europe, China, Middle East, Russia, South America, the South Pacific, the U.K. and the U.S.
“It is an honor to be chosen by TripAdvisor as one of the top 25 U.S. destinations,” said Scott White, Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau President/CEO. “Visitors are discovering the unique oasis Greater Palm Springs provides for all travelers whether they are looking for relaxation, rejuvenation or outdoor adventure.”
Greater Palm Springs is the ideal locale for travelers considering a vacation with direct flights to Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) from major cities throughout the U.S. and Canada. The destination is known for its near perfect weather, outdoor activities from golfing to hiking, a full range of accommodations from small inns to full-service resorts and spa, and a robust year-round calendar of activities including this month’s Coachella Music and Arts Festival and Stagecoach Country Music Festival.
“If you’re looking for trip inspiration, look no further than the Travelers’ Choice Destinations,” said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor. “Our global travelers are the tastemakers for uncovering the best places to visit around the world.”
Travelers’ Choice Destinations honors top travel spots worldwide based on the millions of valuable reviews and opinions from TripAdvisor travelers. Award winners were determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for hotels, attractions and restaurants in destinations worldwide, gathered over a 12-month period.
Top 25 Travelers’ Choice U.S. Destinations:
1. New York City, New York (0)
2. Chicago, Illinois (+1)
3. San Francisco, California (-1)
4. Las Vegas, Nevada (0)
5. New Orleans, Louisiana (+5)
6. Los Angeles, California (+2)
7. San Diego, California (New)
8. Seattle, Washington (+3)
9. Washington, D.C. (-3)
10. Orlando, Florida (-5)
11. Honolulu, Hawaii (-2)
12. Houston, Texas (+13)
13. Charleston, South Carolina (+2)
14. Boston, Massachusetts (-7)
15. Portland, Oregon (+4)
16. San Antonio, Texas (+1)
17. Palm Springs, California (+6)
18. Austin, Texas (New)
19. Branson, Missouri (New)
20. Atlanta, Georgia (New)
21. Phoenix, Arizona (New)
22. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (-1)
23. Saint Louis, Missouri (New)
24. Nashville, Tennessee (New)
25. Miami, Florida (-13)
For the complete list of winners from the 2014 Travelers' Choice Destinations, as well as reviews and candid traveler photos, go to http://www.tripadvisor.com/TravelersChoice-Destinations. To see the best hotels for luxury, bargain, and more, as honored in TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards for Hotels from January, go to http://www.tripadvisor.com/TravelersChoice-Hotels.
About Greater Palm Springs
Discover a place of many experiences and surprises in nine distinctive cities: Palm Springs, Desert Hot Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Indio and Coachella. As a respite for mind, body and spirit, Greater Palm Springs is ready to provide you with an unparalleled sense of escape, adventure, recreation, relaxation and your own unique way to play--anytime of the year. Bring the family, a special person or come alone. Find your Oasis. http://www.visitgreaterpalmsprings.com
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