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8 2014

The World’s Top Destinations for 2014 – Travelers’ Choice Awards

As a travel community, we’re passionate about our favorite places around the world. Many of us have found romance in Paris and Florence, stood in awe of Istanbul‘s mosques, and reveled in New York City‘s famed nightlife. Every destination is a favorite of someone out there for one reason or another. But some destinations rise to the top. The nearly 500 winners of the 2014 Travelers’ Choice awards for Destinations have done just that, based on millions of reviews and opinions.

This year, Istanbul moved up 11 spots to claim the title of the world’s top destination. And 6 of the top 25 destinations in the world are in Asia – 4 of which moved up 10 positions or more in the rankings. In the U.S., 10 of the top 25 spots are in the south. And Houston, which barely squeezed in last year, moved up 13 positions to #12.


Here are the full World and U.S. lists…


Top 25, World

  1. Istanbul, Turkey
  2. Rome, Italy
  3. London, England
  4. Beijing, China
  5. Prague, Czech Republic
  6. Marrakech, Morocco
  7. Paris, France
  8. Hanoi, Vietnam
  9. Siem Reap, Cambodia
  10. Shanghai, China
  11. Berlin, Germany
  12. New York City, New York
  13. Florence, Italy
  14. Buenos Aires, Argentina
  15. Barcelona, Spain
  16. St. Petersburg, Russia
  17. Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  18. Chicago, Illinois
  19. Cape Town, South Africa
  20. Bangkok, Thailand
  21. Budapest, Hungary
  22. Sydney, Australia
  23. Lisbon, Portugal
  24. Chiang Mai, Thailand
  25. San Francisco, California


Top 25, U.S.

  1. New York City, New York
  2. Chicago, Illinois
  3. San Francisco, California
  4. Las Vegas, Nevada
  5. New Orleans, Louisiana (+5)
  6. Los Angeles, California
  7. San Diego, California
  8. Seattle, Washington
  9. Washington, D.C.
  10. Orlando, Florida
  11. Honolulu, Hawaii
  12. Houston, Texas
  13. Charleston, South Carolina
  14. Boston, Massachusetts
  15. Portland, Oregon
  16. San Antonio, Texas
  17. Palm Springs, California
  18. Austin, Texas
  19. Branson, Missouri
  20. Atlanta, Georgia
  21. Phoenix, Arizona
  22. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
  23. Saint Louis, Missouri
  24. Nashville, Tennessee
  25. Miami, Florida


For the complete list of winners from the 2014 Travelers’ Choice Destinations, as well as reviews and candid traveler photos, go to

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