Tripadvisor and Viator Partner to Reveal Travelers' Choice Awards for Experiences and Attractions
This year, Tripadvisor and
The Travelers' Choice Awards for Experiences recognize 375 experiences, tours, and activities globally, highlighting the world's best experiences. They're also broken down by country, and by category, including day cruises, cultural tours, day trips, multi-day tours, hop-on-hop-off tours, and food, beer, and wine experiences. Winners were determined using an algorithm based on reviews and ratings for bookable experiences over a 12-month period.
The top global winner this year is a
Travelers' Choice Experiences
Top 5 Experiences in the US:
- Chicago Architecture
River Cruise?– Chicago, Illinois, bookable from $36
Cruise down the
Chicago Riverto see the city's famous architecture on this boat tour. With commentary from your onboard guide, watch the spectacular skyline glide by, including more than 40 notable buildings like Navy Pier, the Wrigley Building, and the John Hancock Building. Cover all three branches of the Chicago River, passing the East Bank Club, the old Post Office Buildingand the Willis Tower(formerly known as the Sears Tower).
- Skip-Line Statue of Liberty &
Ellis Island?– New York City, New York, bookable from $49
New Yorklandmarks off your bucket list on this exciting guided tour of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Start the tour by getting early Reserve Line Access boarding on the ferry to Liberty Island. Once there, go inside the pedestal of the statue (if upgrade selected) and head to the observation decks for an awesome view of New York Cityand its surroundings. Then hop back on the ferry to Ellis Islandto learn about the intriguing history of immigration to America that took place here between 1892 and 1954. New Yorkin One Day Guided Sightseeing Tour?– New York City, NY, bookable from $89
Make the most of your time in the city that never sleeps on a guided tour of NYC's top attractions. Travel by both boat (seasonal) and bus as you swing by the 9/11 Memorial,
Central Park, Rockefeller Center and more. Then hop aboard a luxury boat for a sightseeing cruise past the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, complete with stunning views of the world-famous skyline and Brooklyn Bridge. Charleston'sOld South Carriage Historic Horse & Carriage Tour?– Charleston, South Carolina, bookable from $35
Experience more than 300 years of history on this guided carriage tour of
Charleston. See the many mansions, churches, and gardens as your horse-drawn carriage tour covers more than 2.5 miles and 30 blocks of historic Charleston. Belgian and Percheron draft horses will lead you through the streets while you learn about this "Holy City" and its role in the Civil War. Grand CanyonAll-American Helicopter Tour?– Las Vegas, Nevada, bookable from $410
Departing from the Las Vegas Strip, see America's most iconic natural wonder, the
Grand Canyon. After hotel pickup by limousine, enjoy a scenic flight to the West Rim, flying over Hoover Dam, and then land on a canyon bluff for a glass of Champagne and snacks. On the return flight, zoom over the Las Vegas Strip for an aerial view of the city skyline. There and back in just a few hours leaves you plenty of time to enjoy Las Vegasfor the rest of the day.
Top 5 Experiences in the World:
- Premium Red Dunes & Camel Safari with BBQ at Al Khayma Camp?–
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, bookable from $60
- Pizza and Gelato Cooking Class in Tuscan Farmhouse?–
Florence, Italy, bookable from $85
- Luxury Small-Group Canal Cruise in Open-Air Boat?–
Amsterdam, Netherlands, bookable from $22
- Discover Berlin Half-
Day Walking Tour?– Berlin, Germany, bookable from $12
- Northern Ireland Highlights Day Trip Including Giant's Causeway from
Dublin?–? Dublin, Ireland, bookable from $79
Our Travelers' Choice Awards for Experiences identified the top bookable travel experiences listed on Tripadvisor globally. Winners were determined using an algorithm that took into account a business's reviews, opinions and popularity with travelers over the last year.
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Tripadvisor is also pleased to announce the Travelers' Choice Awards for Attractions, inclusive of the Best of the Best Water Parks and Amusement Parks in
An amusement park or theme park is an entertainment complex featuring a variety of attractions, rides and activities.
Magic Kingdom Park?– Orlando, FL
Fairytale dreams come true for children of all ages at
Magic Kingdom Park. Delight in classic attractions, enchanting fireworks, musical parades and beloved Disney Characters across 6 whimsical lands.?
- Universal's Islands of Adventure?–
Prepare for a place where super heroes, beasts, and magical creatures stand before you. You're entering lands where everything is real. Let the adventures begin.
Disney'sAnimal Kingdom?– Orlando, Florida
Encounter exotic animals and exciting adventures at
Disney'sAnimal Kingdom park, one of the largest animal theme parks in the world.
- Universal Studios Florida?–
Hang on tight. Your heroes are about to burst through the screen and yank you into the story. You're the star here and you'll disappear into one jaw-dropping adventure after another.
- Universal Studios Hollywood?–
Los Angeles, California
Get ready for the ultimate
Hollywoodexperience! Find a full day of action-packed entertainment all in one place: thrilling theme park rides and shows, a real working movie studio, and Los Angeles'best shops, restaurants and cinemas at CityWalk.
Magic Kingdom Park?– Orlando, FL?
du Fou?– Les Epesses, France
- Universal's Islands of Adventure?–
Orlando, Florida? Disney'sAnimal Kingdom?– Orlando, Florida
- Universal Studios Florida?–
A water park is an entertainment complex featuring a variety of water attractions, rides and activities.
Disney's? Typhoon Lagoon Water Park?– Orlando, Florida Disney's? Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, one of two Water Parks in Walt Disney World Resort, features attractions for the whole family—from fast waterslides to a children's area with pint-sized raft rides. Disney's? Blizzard Beach Water Park?– Orlando, Florida Disney's? Blizzard Beach Water Parkfeatures one of the world's tallest and fastest free-falling waterslides, as well as slides and rides for the whole family—like a kid-sized, snow-castle fountain play area with scaled-down versions of the more thrilling attractions.
- Shipwreck Island Waterpark?–
Panama City Beach, Florida
Plunge, ride, whirl, dunk, swim - whew! At the end of your day at
Shipwreck Island, you'll be exhilarated, exhausted and soaked.
- Kalahari Waterparks?–
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
Join us for 125,000 square feet filled with Wet. Wild. Fun. At
Wisconsin'sLargest Indoor Waterpark. Water you waiting for? Come splash!
- Waldameer &
Water World?– Erie, Pennsylvania
Give your family all the fun and excitement of more than 100 great rides, slides, and attractions at Waldameer. You'll find thrilling rides and family classics, plus some awesome rides for the little ones!
Siam Park??– Tenerife, Spain
- Waterbom Bali?– Kuta,
- Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark?–
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
- Aqua Dome?– Tralee,
- Aquapark Istralandia?– Novigrad,
Check out the 2020 Travelers' Choice Award winners across all categories at tripadvisor.com/TravelersChoice to discover highly rated places near you, or get inspired for future trips and save your favorites for when you're ready to visit. Travelers can also follow the conversation on Twitter at #travelerschoice.
Travelers' Choice winners are calculated based on the millions of reviews and opinions collected in 2019 from travelers around the world on Tripadvisor. The awards take into account the quality and quantity of traveler reviews and ratings specific to each award category. The hallmark of winners continues to be remarkable service and quality experiences for travelers.
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