Best Travel Destinations 2018 in the World Voted By TripAdvisor Community
TripAdvisor announced the winners of their 2018 Travelers’ Choice Awards. In total, the awards honour 402 outstanding destinations in 42 lists across the globe and this year, Paris snagged the top spot with the highest-rated global city. New Delhi, ranks #1 as the top Indian city for travellers (Overall it is at 22)
The top spots are world-class cities recognized as travellers favourite places, determined using an algorithm based on reviews and ratings for hotels, restaurants and attractions in destinations worldwide, gathered over one year, along with traveller booking interest on TripAdvisor.
Last year, Paris was ranked third in the 2017 Travelers’ Choice awards; New York City was voted in fifth place last year, moving down five spots in the global city category and remaining in the top spot for cities in the US
Best Travel Destinations 2018
Everyone who visits Paris for the first time probably has the same punch list of major attractions to hit: The Louvre, Notre Dame, The Eiffel Tower, etc. Just make sure you leave some time to wander the city’s grand boulevards and eat in as many cafes, bistros and brasseries as possible. And don’t forget the shopping—whether your tastes run to Louis Vuitton or Les Puces (the flea market), you can find it here.
There’s so much to see and do in London, it’s easy to be overwhelmed. Major sights like the Tower of London and Buckingham Palace are on most visitors’ itineraries, but no matter what your interests, you’ll probably find something here. Art lovers should make a beeline for the National Gallery and the Tate Modern. If military history’s your thing, don’t miss the Cabinet War Rooms. Finally, forget everything you’ve heard about bland, mushy British food—the restaurant scene here is fabulous.
Rome is the Eternal City. In Rome, you can drink from a street fountain fed by an ancient aqueduct. Or see the same profile on a statue in the Capitoline Museum and the guy making your cappuccino. Rome is also a city of contrasts—what other places on earth could be home to both the Vatican and La Dolce Vita?
Bali is a living postcard, an Indonesian paradise that feels like a fantasy. Soak up the sun on a stretch of fine white sand, or commune with the tropical creatures as you dive along coral ridges or the colourful wreck of a WWII warship. Onshore, the lush jungle shelters stone temples and mischievous monkeys. The “artistic capital” of Ubud is the perfect place to see a cultural dance performance, take a batik or silver-smithing workshop, or invigorate your mind and body in a yoga class.
Crete is the largest of the Greek islands. For the tourists who seek sunshine, beaches, and culture, Crete is the perfect place.
Barcelona is a perfectly unique mix of Catalan culture, distinctive architecture, lively nightlife and trendy, stylish hotels. Just stroll through Las Ramblas and let the magic of Barcelona take you in.
Prague is to the world what poetry is to literature. It is lilting and sways you into its rhythm like an old forgotten song heard after years on a beautiful summer day. There is a trend among the travelling community of asking the question, “What’s the next Prague?” a lot. PRAGUE IS NOT OVER, just like poetry isn’t. Prague is a grand city with extraordinary historic and cultural sights. The often-rebuilt Prague Castle and the synagogues and cemetery of the Jewish Quarter are must-sees. Nightlife here is diverse and plentiful, from trendy clubs to sophisticated wine bars to late-night cellar bars.
The most magical city on earth, brimming with markets, gardens, palaces, and mosques. The intimacy of the “Red City’s” courtyards with its alleys that curl and twist to take you into the nostalgia of the historic Medina. Go, explore and find inner peace at the serene Jardin Majorelle.
Istanbul is a rendezvous point for Asia and Europe. They meet, merge and paint a canvas that lures travellers into its beautiful romance. This pulsating city through its centuries-old mosques, churches and markets that happily co-exist with modern restaurants, galleries and nightclubs will take your heart away. And visit a Hammam cleanse your body and soul.
New York City
For a first time visitor to New York, sights like Statue of Liberty, the Met, and Times Square is a must. For the returning visitors, go and explore the neighbourhoods. You’ll find hole-in-the-wall bars, great delis, quirky shops… exploring the non-touristy side of New York is an incredibly rewarding experience for a traveller.
The full list of winners in each category can be found here.