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Machu Picchu and Bellagio Fountains Named Top Landmarks in World and U.S., According to Millions of TripAdvisor Travelers

NEWTON, Mass., June 25, 2013 – /PRNewswire/ – TripAdvisor®, the world’s largest travel site*, today announced the winners of its Travelers’ Choice Attractions awards based on millions of valuable reviews and opinions from TripAdvisor travelers. In its inaugural year, the awards honor 1,263 of the world’s top landmarks, parks, museums and amusement and water parks.

Winners are found in 39 countries around the world including regional lists for Africa, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Central America, China, Europe, India, Mexico, the Middle East, South America, the South Pacific, and the United States.

The Travelers’ Choice Attractions awards were determined based on the quality and quantity of traveler reviews of attractions, featured on TripAdvisor, in each of the categories.

Top 10 U.S. Landmarks

  1. Bellagio Fountains, Las Vegas, Nevada
  2. Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
  3. USS Arizona Memorial, Honolulu, Hawaii
  4. Top of the Rock Observation Deck, New York City, New York
  5. Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California
  6. Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Savannah, Georgia
  7. Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Washington, D.C.
  8. Broadway, New York City, New York
  9. Cloud Gate, Chicago, Illinois
  10. Lincoln Memorial and Reflecting Pool, Washington, D.C.

Top 10 World Landmarks

  1. Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu, Peru
  2. Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia
  3. Taj Mahal, Agra, India
  4. Petra World Heritage Site, Wadi Musa, Jordan
  5. Bayon Temple, Siem Reap, Cambodia
  6. Great Cathedral and Mosque, Cordoba, Spain
  7. Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood, St. Petersburg, Russia
  8. St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City, Italy
  9. Ancient City Walls, Dubrovnik, Croatia
  10. Main Market Square (Rynek Glowny), Krakow, Poland

Top 10 U.S. Parks

  1. Central Park, New York City, New York
  2. Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs, Colorado
  3. High Line, New York City, New York
  4. Millennium Park, Chicago, Illinois
  5. Balboa Park, San Diego, California
  6. Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California
  7. Boston Public Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
  8. Forsyth Park, Savannah, Georgia
  9. Falls Park on the Reedy, Greenville, South Carolina
  10. Forest Park, Saint Louis, Missouri

Top 10 World Parks

  1. Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  2. Central Park, New York City, New York
  3. Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs, Colorado
  4. High Line, New York City, New York
  5. Millennium Park, Chicago, Illinois
  6. Balboa Park, San Diego, California
  7. Guell Park, Barcelona, Spain
  8. Luxembourg Gardens, Paris, France
  9. Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California
  10. Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore

Top 10 U.S. Museums

  1. Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
  2. Frick Collection, New York City, New York
  3. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
  4. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, New York
  5. Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson, Arizona
  6. National Naval Aviation Museum, Pensacola, Florida
  7. The National WWII Museum, New Orleans, Louisiana
  8. National Air and Space Museum, Washington, D.C.
  9. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C.
  10. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Springfield, Illinois

Top 10 U.S. Amusement & Water Parks

  1. Discovery Cove, Orlando, Florida
  2. Magic Kingdom, Orlando, Florida
  3. Universal’s Islands of Adventure, Orlando, Florida
  4. Disneyland Park, Anaheim, California
  5. Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Orlando, Florida
  6. Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Orlando, Florida
  7. SeaWorld Orlando, Orlando, Florida
  8. Disney California Adventure Park, Anaheim, California
  9. Typhoon Lagoon, Orlando, Florida
  10. Universal Studios Hollywood, Los Angeles, California

“To inspire travelers setting out on summer trips, TripAdvisor has named the top attractions across the globe based on the valuable feedback from millions worldwide,” said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor. “Honoring more than 1,200 winners, these remarkable sights offer enriching and entertaining experiences for travelers of all ages.”

For the complete list of 2013 Travelers’ Choice Attractions winners, go to http://www.tripadvisor.com/TravelersChoice-Attractions.

About TripAdvisor
TripAdvisor® is the world’s largest travel site*, enabling travelers to plan and have the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from real travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools. TripAdvisor branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, with more than 200 million unique monthly visitors**, and over 100 million reviews and opinions covering more than 2.5 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions. The sites operate in 30 countries worldwide, including China under daodao.com. TripAdvisor also includes TripAdvisor for Business, a dedicated division that provides the tourism industry access to millions of monthly TripAdvisor visitors.

TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) manages and operates websites under 20 other travel media brands: www.airfarewatchdog.com, www.bookingbuddy.com, www.cruisecritic.com, www.everytrail.com, www.familyvacationcritic.com, www.flipkey.com, www.holidaylettings.co.uk, www.holidaywatchdog.com, www.independenttraveler.com, www.jetsetter.com, www.niumba.com, www.onetime.com, www.seatguru.com, www.sniqueaway.com, www.smartertravel.com, www.tingo.com, www.travelpod.com, www.virtualtourist.com, www.whereivebeen.com, and www.kuxun.cn.

*Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, worldwide, April 2013

**Source: Google Analytics, worldwide data, May 2013

©2013 TripAdvisor, Inc. All rights reserved.

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 The top landmark in the U.S. is Bellagio Fountains in Las Vegas, according to the 2013 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Attractions. (A TripAdvisor traveler photo)
The top landmark in the U.S. is Bellagio Fountains in Las Vegas, according to the 2013 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Attractions. (A TripAdvisor traveler photo)
The 2013 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Attractions named Machu Picchu the top landmark in the world. (A TripAdvisor traveler photo)
The 2013 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Attractions named Machu Picchu the top landmark in the world. (A TripAdvisor traveler photo)
The Taj Mahal is among the top landmarks in the world, according to the 2013 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Attractions. (A TripAdvisor traveler photo)
The Taj Mahal is among the top landmarks in the world, according to the 2013 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Attractions. (A TripAdvisor traveler photo)
The 2013 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Attractions named Central Park in New York City the #1 park in the U.S. and #2 in the world. (A TripAdvisor traveler photo)
The 2013 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Attractions named Central Park in New York City the #1 park in the U.S. and #2 in the world. (A TripAdvisor traveler photo)
Vancouver’s Stanley Park is the top park in the world, according to the 2013 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Attractions. (A TripAdvisor traveler photo)
Vancouver’s Stanley Park is the top park in the world, according to the 2013 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Attractions. (A TripAdvisor traveler photo)

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