10 most popular travel experiences in the world

If you're looking for some wanderlust inspiration for your next getaway, look no further.

TripAdvisor just released its list of the 10 most popular experiences in the world. Reviewing booking data from the past year, researchers were able to predict this year's top tourism trends and what inspires the global traveler. 

10 PHOTOS
World's most popular experiences
See Gallery

Researchers concluded that historic and iconic sights, from Barcelona's Sagrada Familia to St. Peter's Sistine Chapel, were amongst the top most desired bookings. In fact, historic and heritage experiences saw an increase in bookings by 125 percent over the past year. 

While Chicago and New York City were the only US cities that made it to Trip Advisor's top ten list, experiences in cities like Rome and towns outside Venice were repetitively listed. Rome bookings, for example, claimed three spots in the ranking. 

TripAdvisor also found that international travelers, no matter their destination, are constantly looking for skip-the-line experiences. While TripAdvisor offers nearly 1200 express opportunities, The Eiffel Tower and the Harry Potter studio tour are just two of the skip-the-line experiences that made the travel company's top ten list.

RELATED: Trending destinations

9 PHOTOS
TripAdvisor's top 'Destinations on the Rise' in 2018
See Gallery
TripAdvisor's top 'Destinations on the Rise' in 2018

10. Casablanca, Morocco

9. Nerja, Spain

7. Riga, Latvia

6. San Jose, Costa Rica

5. Gdańsk, Poland

4. Halifax, Canada

3. Nairobi, Kenya

2. Kapaa, Hawaii

1. Ishigaki, Japan

HIDE CAPTION
SHOW CAPTION
of
SEE ALL
BACK TO SLIDE

Read Full Story

Sign up for the Travel Report by AOL newsletter to get exclusive deals and wanderlust inspiration delivered straight to your inbox every day.

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.