San Diego earns the No. 8 spot on the 2017 TripAdvisor list of Top U.S. Destinations. Award winners were determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for hotels, restaurants and attractions in destinations worldwide, gathered over a 12-month period, as well as traveler booking interest on TripAdvisor.
San Diego is heralded as a destination that embodies the laid-back California culture and promotes its seaside boardwalk, surfing communities, and outstanding Mexican food. The San Diego page specifically mentions the fresh ocean air at Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, fish tacos in La Jolla, the naval aircrafts at the USS Midway Museum, the historic Gaslamp Quarter, and even the weekly free Sunday concert at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park.
TripAdvisor’s research also shows:
- Average bookable hotel rates on TripAdvisor: $248 per night
- Average airfare available on TripAdvisor: $406
- Least expensive month to go: April (8% less than the combined spring/summer average for hotel and airfare)
Other cities in the Top 10 include:
- New York City, New York
- Maui, Hawaii
- Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
- Oahu, Hawaii
- Las Vegas, Nevada
- Orlando, Florida
- Chicago, Illinois
- San Diego, CA
- San Francisco, California
- Key West, Florida
See the TripAdvisor listings online here.