Pittsburgh on TripAdvisor’s top travel destinations for 2016


(WCMH)– TripAdvisor has released its 2016 list of the top travel destinations on the rise in the U.S. and the world, and two in the U.S. are within a short drive of Ohio.

According to TripAdvisor, the number one destination on the rise in the U.S. for travelers in the upcoming year is Gatlinburg, Tennessee. With its views of the Great Smoky Mountains, dining options and entertainment, it topped the list of upcoming destinations for the year.

Orange Beach, Alabama, and Destin, Florida come in at number two and three, followed by South Lake Tahoe, California at number four and Jackson, Wyoming coming in at five.

Pittsburgh comes in at number eight on the list.. The Steel City made the list, according to TripAdvisor, because of its colorful history and charm.

Top 10 U.S. destinations on the rise for 2016:

  1. Gatlinburg, Tennessee
  2. Orange Beach, Alabama
  3. Destin, Florida
  4. South Lake Tahoe, California
  5. Jackson, Wyoming
  6. Estes Park, Colorado
  7. Anchorage, Alaska
  8. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  9. Portland, Maine
  10. Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

Tulum, Mexico was listed as the number one world destination for travelers in the 2016 year. However, Gatlinburg also made the world destination list at number four.

Top 10 World destinations on the rise for 2016:

  1. Tulum, Mexico
  2. Cartagena, Colombia
  3. Porto, Portugal
  4. Gatlinburg, Tennessee
  5. Moscow, Russia
  6. Brighton, United Kingdom
  7. New Delhi, India
  8. Banff, Canada
  9. Lima, Peru
  10. Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

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