The most popular travel destinations around the world are popular for a reason. Over the years, travelers have discovered everything that these places have to offer, from their restaurants and shops, to their parks and natural settings. But, you know what they say about conventional wisdom, right? It’s just that… Conventional!
When you really want to have a vacation that’s going to be unforgettable, you have to think outside of the box. That’s why so many world travelers are eager to learn about the hottest emerging destinations. Thankfully for them, Trip Advisor conducts a yearly survey of its users, identifying those destinations that are poised to swell in popularity in the years to come.
After surveying their year-end list, we have to say that we’re in agreement with Trip Advisor’s users! The destinations that they’ve identified all have something unique to offer, and each stands to completely blow up in terms of popularity over the months and years to come… So, why wouldn’t you want to get in ahead of the crowds?
With that in mind, come and check out the 10 hottest emerging travel destinations according to Trip Advisor. Maybe your next vacation destination lurks on this list!
10. Foz du Iguacu, Brazil
Rio may be getting all the attention these days due to the Summer Olympics, but this town is where the smart travelers are heading.
9. Lima, Peru
Walking through the various neighborhoods and along the streets of this historic city is like setting foot in another world.
8. Banff, Alberta
Skiing hot spots come and go, but if you’re looking for a unique place for winter 2016, you really can’t do much better than Banff.
7. New Delhi, India
Home to millions upon millions of people, New Delhi offers a travel experience that you simply won’t be able to get anywhere else.
6. Brighton, United Kingdom
You may not think of beaches when you think of the United Kingdom, but that’s only because you’ve never been to Brighton during the summer months.
5. Moscow, Russia
While relations between Russia and the West may be cooling, travelers are feeling warmer and warmer about this historic travel destination.
4. Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Any form of entertainment you want can be had in this Tennessee town, from horseback riding and hiking to a vibrant (and unique) nightlife.
3. Porto, Portugal
This incredibly old city in Portugal is responsible for the countries name and that end-of-meal favorite port wine. You’re going to love it!
2. Cartagena, Colombia
If you marathoned Narcos over the holidays, don’t let that show ruin your first impressions of this beautiful fishing village. It’s entirely safe and home to some of the most beautiful colonial architecture you’ll ever see!
1. Tulum, Mexico
Forget about Cabo and Puerto Vallarta! The Mayan Ruins and beautiful beaches of Tulum offer everything you want from a Mexican vacation and some!