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Southern Sweep: TripAdvisor Reveals Travelers Are Heading To Southern Attractions This Fall

25 Trendiest U.S. Attractions with Bookable Tours on TripAdvisor Revealed for Fall

NEEDHAM, Mass., Nov. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- TripAdvisor®, the travel site that helps find the latest reviews and lowest prices, today announced the results of its Seasonal Attractions Trend Index providing travelers with insight into the hottest attractions for fall, based on year-over-year search activity on TripAdvisor. The seasonal index reveals the top 25 U.S. attractions with the greatest increase in traveler interest, offering inspiration and highlighting amazing activities and tours that can be booked to get the most out of any upcoming trip. 


"TripAdvisor Attractions data shows that travelers have a strong interest in historic attractions this season, as well as continued interest in Southern nature and structures," said Brooke Ferencsik, senior director of communications for TripAdvisor. "TripAdvisor offers bookable tours for travelers to maximize any trip and have a fuller experience than if they explored on their own."

Top Trending U.S. Attractions, Fall 2017

U.S. Attraction

Reason to Go and What to Book




1. Grand Canyon South
Grand Canyon
National Park, Arizona

Travelers can enjoy one of the natural wonders of the world
by booking a Grand Canyon South Rim Bus Tour with
Optional Upgrades
on TripAdvisor from $100 per person.


2. Ryman Auditorium
Nashville, Tennessee 

Travelers can book a Ryman Auditorium Self-Guided
on TripAdvisor from $20 per person to learn a
bout one of the most famous concert halls in the history
of country music.


3. Chapel of the Holy
 – Sedona, Arizona 

Travelers who book the Chapel of the Holy Cross Tour on
TripAdvisor from $15 per person will ride a historical trolley
as they learn about Sedona's history at this chapel, built into
dramatic rock formations.


4. Coit Tower – San
Francisco, California 

Travelers who book the San Francisco Urban Hike: Coit
Tower, Lombard Street and North Beach
tour on TripAdvisor
from $49 per person can ascend Telegraph Hill to Coit Tower
for stunning 360 degree views of the city.


5. Biltmore Estate –
Asheville, North Carolina 

Travelers visiting America's largest home will learn about
George Vanderbilt's country estate from the Gilded Age.


6. Newseum Washington,

Explore interactive exhibits on the seven levels of this
building that explore free expression and the five freedoms of
the First Amendment: religion, speech, press, assembly and


7. Gateway Arch – Saint
Louis, Missouri 

A visit to St. Louis isn't complete without standing at the
nation's tallest monument, which commemorates Thomas
Jefferson and the role St. Louis played in the country's
westward expansion. Travelers can also explore the Arch's
inner attractions.


8. Garden of the Gods –
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Colorado Springs Foothills and Garden of the Gods Jeep
on TripAdvisor from $88 per person offers rich
Colorado history and amazing scenery.


9. The Johnny Cash
 – Nashville,

With a Johnny Cash Museum Admission Ticket (bookable on
TripAdvisor from $19 per person), travelers can wander the
world's largest collection of Johnny Cash artifacts and
memorabilia by walking through the life of the "Man in
Black," depicted in interactive exhibits and films.


10. Heard Museum
Phoenix, Arizona

Travelers can visit this museum to learn about Native
American art and culture in Phoenix.


11. Silver Dollar City –
Branson, Missouri

This park features six world-class festivals, 30 thrilling rides
and attractions, 40 live shows daily, 60 unique shops, a dozen
family restaurants and over 100 demonstrating craftsmen.


12. The Grand Ole Opry –
Nashville, Tennessee

Country music's most famous concert hall honors the genre's
rich history and dynamic present. Travelers can book a one-
hour behind-the-scenes Grand Ole Opry House Backstage
Tour on TripAdvisor
from $25 per person.


13. Jackson Square – New
Orleans, Louisiana

Travelers can explore this fun area with street painters,
musicians and jugglers via the New Orleans French Quarter
Segway Tour
on TripAdvisor from $65 per person.


14. Dollywood – Pigeon
Forge, Tennessee

Spanning 150 acres in the foothills of the Great Smoky
Mountains, this theme park has over 40 rides and attractions
with daily musical showcase.


15. Great Falls Park –
McLean, Virginia

An 800 acre park located just off the Potomac river, Great
Falls Park is a natural beauty. With hiking trails, rock
climbing, and must-see waterfalls, this Virginia park is a
necessity for all nature-lovers.


16. Georgia Aquarium
Atlanta, Georgia

Travelers who book the Small Group Half Day Trip to Georgia Aquarium on
TripAdvisor from $70 per person can
marvel at majestic aquatic animals and thousands of species
of exotic fish in the country's largest aquarium.


17. High RollerLas
Vegas, Nevada

Travelers who book The High Roller at The LINQ on
TripAdvisor (from $20 per person) can get a bird's eye view
of the Strip from inside one of the wheel's luxurious cabins.


18. Luray Caverns – Luray,

Travelers can explore the largest cave in the Eastern U.S. to
view bizarre formations like the "Throne Room," "Giant's
Hall," and "Fried Eggs."


19. Stratosphere Tower –
Las Vegas, Nevada

Thrill-seeking travelers can book the SkyJump Las Vegas at
Stratosphere Tower
on TripAdvisor from $120 per person to
safely jump from the tallest free-standing observation tower
in the U.S.


20. Pike Place Market –
Seattle, Washington

Travelers who book the Food and Cultural Walking Tour of
Pike Place Market
on TripAdvisor from $48 per person can
experience one of the few authentic farmer's markets in the


21. Dallas Arboretum &
Botanical Gardens
Dallas, Texas 

Travelers can visit this nationally acclaimed 66-acre display
of breathtaking flora, nestled on the shores of White Rock
Lake. Summer in the garden includes an outdoor concert
series on Thursday evenings and numerous water features.


22. Space Needle – Seattle,

Travelers who book the Seattle Space Needle Observation
Deck Admission
on TripAdvisor from $23 per person can
explore jaw-dropping 360 degree views to see majestic
mountains, sparkling waters and towering skyscrapers.


23. The National WWII
 – New Orleans,

Originally founded in 2000 as The National D-Day Museum,
The National WWII Museum showcases exhibits from
industrial efforts on the Home Front to the combat experience
of American service members abroad. Travelers can purchase
a general admission pass on TripAdvisor from $27 per


24. Pictured Rocks
National Lakeshore

Munising, Michigan

Encompassing cliffs, dunes, waterfalls and lakes, the
lakeshore is known for the dramatic multicolored cliffs.
Adventure seekers can hike Twelvemile Beach along Lake
Superior for views of the Au Sable Lighthouse.


25. Griffith Observatory –
Los Angeles, California

Travelers can gaze at the stars through telescopes in this
iconic planetarium, when booking the Hollywood Hills
Hiking Tour in Los Angeles
on TripAdvisor from $52 per
person. They'll also get a chance to check out the other
Hollywood stars on your insider's tour at the newly
refurbished Griffith Park Observatory, high atop Mount


TripAdvisor is the world's largest online provider of tours, activities and attractions, offering more than 61,000 bookable tours, activities and experiences in 2,500 destinations and 165 countries to help travelers unleash the full potential of their trips.

Travelers can read the latest reviews and compare prices from more than 200 sites to find the lowest prices on the right hotel for their trip at www.TripAdvisor.com.

The Attractions Trend Index rankings were determined based on the percent increase in search sessions on TripAdvisor desktop and mobile for U.S. travelers between 2016 and 2017 for the period of September 1October 7. Attractions were required to have at least 15,000 sessions in 2016 and at least four out of five bubbles on TripAdvisor to qualify.

About TripAdvisor
TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel site**, enables travelers to unleash the full potential of every trip. With over 570 million reviews and opinions covering the world's largest selection of travel listings worldwide -- covering 7.3 million accommodations, airlines, attractions, and restaurants -- TripAdvisor provides travelers with the wisdom of the crowds to help them decide where to stay, how to fly, what to do and where to eat. TripAdvisor also compares prices from more than 200 hotel booking sites so travelers can find the lowest price on the hotel that's right for them. TripAdvisor-branded sites are available in 49 markets, and are home to the world's largest travel community of 455 million average monthly unique visitors*, all looking to get the most out of every trip. TripAdvisor: Know better. Book better. Go better.

TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP), through its subsidiaries, manages and operates websites under 20 other travel media brands: 
www.flipkey.comwww.thefork.com (including www.lafourchette.comwww.eltenedor.comwww.
 and www.dimmi.com.au), www.gateguru.comwww.holidaylettings.co.ukww
www.smartertravel.comwww.tingo.comwww.vacationhomerentals.com and www.viator.com.

*Source: TripAdvisor log files, average monthly unique visitors, Q3 2017
**Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, worldwide, July 2017


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