TripAdvisor's Top 25 Destinations of 2019 & 5 Notable Absentees
If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go? When pondering this exciting question, the chances are you took to the Internet to help you in this search, and one of those websites was most likely TripAdvisor. The online travel behemoth serves millions of travelers around the world and has become one of the world's most visited sites, which is why TripAdvisor's annual Travellers’ Choice awards are so reliable.
They give us a detailed insight into the most popular parts of the world from a unique algorithm that examines the reviews and ratings for hotels, restaurants and attractions from millions of their users the previous year. So without further ado, here are the destinations that made the top 25. We've also included 5 notable absentees.
25. Tel Aviv
Israel may not be top of most people's list when choosing a city getaway, but Tel Aviv is perfect for sun lovers. And with ample joggers, cool surfers and countless dog walkers decorating the sands and promenades, the Israeli city can often feel more like a Californian coastal town than a significant Middle Eastern City.
Gordon-Frishman is arguably the most popular beach with tourists, but there is also the less spoiled Tel Baruch and Hof Hadatiyim, the latter of which has separate bathing spots for men and women.
Sydney is often compared to Melbourne when it comes to debating Australia's best city, and it usually comes out trumps for the simple reason that it has better beaches. Its urban buzz may not be as youthful and febrile as it's rival, but make no mistake; Sydney is a city that knows how to have fun.
The famous five-mile walk from Bondi Beach to Coogee Beach is a must for beach lovers wishing to soak in Sydney's expansive coastline. There, you will find many charming beach bars, restaurants, and cute walkways.
The ancient Peruvian city of Cusco has an array of ancient ruins from the Inca years and is just a 3-hour train journey from the South American country's most popular attraction: Machu Picchu.
Once considered the capital of the Inca Empire, Cusco may now play second fiddle to Lima in the capital stakes, but it proves far more popular with tourists thanks to its impressive archaeological remains and cultural attractions that melt together in a delightful hotpot within the central square of Plaza de Armas.
22. Hong Kong
A cultural crossroads where East meets West, Hong Kong has a varied and diverse multi-cultural feel and a fast-paced and active lifestyle that suits both visitors and expats.
The cost of living can be expensive, but schooling is highly rated as is its advanced healthcare system, making it one of the most desirable places to live in the Western world.