TripAdvisor names its 10 world 'Destinations on the Rise' for 2017
Trips to Iceland and Croatia blew up social media in 2016, but if you are thinking of booking your next trip to these destinations, you might have already missed the trend based on a recent TripAdvisor survey.
The travel company released their 2017 Travelers' Choice Awards and named the top 10 world 'Destinations on the Rise.'
San Jose del Cabo in Mexico grabbed the top spot for its 18th century Spanish colonial architecture and all the natural beauty of the spring break magnet Cabo San Lucas just 20 miles south.
TripAdvisor hand-selected cities from all across the globe. Surprisingly, there is only one western European city on the list, but two cities from Eurasia.
North America only has one spot in the top 10 with the mountain resort Whistler in British Columbia. Kihei, Hawaii, home to the Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary, is a worthy representative for the United States in the fourth spot.
TripAdvisor also published a list of United States 'Destinations on the Rise.' Kihei takes the first spot, followed by Park City, Utah, and Portland, Maine.
Last year's No. 1 'Destination on the Rise' for the United States in 2016 was Gatlinburg, Tennessee, which sadly was ravaged by wildfires last month started by two teenagers. This year's U.S. list also contains Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, located near Gatlinburg.
Click in the galleries to see all of the top destinations, and start planning your trip before the word gets out.