Myrtle Beach made it into the top 25 list of most popular travel destinations in the United States, according to travel website TripAdvisor.
In the TripAdvisor 2019 Traveler’s Choice Awards, Myrtle Beach ranked 21. Charleston is several spots ahead at 14. The only North Carolina city to make the list was Asheville at 24.
The top spots were taken by Maui and Oahu in Hawaii taking the number 2 and 3 spots respectively. New York City took the number one spot for the ninth consecutive year.
For global destinations, the top three spots are London, Paris, and Rome.
The winners were determined by using an algorithm based on reviews and rating for hotels, restaurants, and experiences in destinations worldwide over a 12-month period.
Desiree Fish, vice president of global communications for TripAdvisor gave some advice on those looking for the best deals, “For those who want to cross these popular destinations off their travel bucket list, we recommend visiting during off-peak seasons when you can find great savings and less crowds.”