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Tripadvisor awards 2022: Top attractions, amusement parks and experiences

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(CNN) — A dreamy, uniquely designed cathedral in Europe that is been beneath development since 1882 is the highest attraction on the planet for 2022, based on Tripadvisor’s reviewers.

Each 12 months, the journey steerage platform releases a sequence of Travelers’ Choice Awards. It handed out its best destinations and best beaches accolades earlier this 12 months.

On Tuesday, Tripadvisor unveiled its “Best of the Best Things to Do” in 11 classes, together with the highest world and US points of interest, amusement parks and greatest general experiences.

Spain and Italy are sizzling on this 12 months’s world points of interest, occupying half the checklist. Here are the highest 10, based on Tripadvisor:

1. Basilica de la Sagrada Familia: Barcelona, Spain
2. Colosseum: Rome
3. Empire State Building: New York City
4. Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
5. Gallerie Degli Uffizi: Florence, Italy
6. Plaza de España: Seville, Spain
7. Iguazu Falls: Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil
8. The Roman Baths: Bath, United Kingdom
9. Garden of the Gods: Colorado Springs, Colorado
10. Trevi Fountain: Rome

More about Basilica de la Sagrada Familia

The basilica was the imaginative and prescient of groundbreaking architect Antoni Gaudí, who grew to become a number one determine in fashionable structure. It was vandalized throughout the Spanish Civil War throughout the Thirties, and its nativity façade and crypt obtained UNESCO World Heritage standing in 2005.

Its unusual architectural style is taken into account a mixture of Catalan Modernism, Spanish Late Gothic, Catalan Noucentisme and Art Nouveau. The basilica is a tourism magnet in Barcelona, a full of life and cosmopolitan metropolis famend for its artistry, tradition and meals.

To test it out for your self and enter Spain, you may want to offer both a certificates proving full vaccination, a detrimental results of a Covid-19 check or a certificates of restoration as of June 11.

Top 10 US points of interest

The Empire State Building looms excessive in New York City and within the minds of vacationers.

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The Big Apple has a powerful three spots. The high 10 US points of interest are:

1. Empire State Building: New York City
2. Garden of the Gods: Colorado Springs, Colorado
3. Central Park: New York City
4. Iolani Palace: Honolulu
5. Biltmore: Asheville, North Carolina
6. The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum: New York City
7. Arches National Park: Moab, Utah
8. The National WWII Museum: New Orleans
9. Taliesin Preservation: Spring Green, Wisconsin
10. Stetson Mansion: DeLand, Florida

Top 10 world amusement and water parks

An aerial view of Siam Park on Tenerife, one of Spain's Canary Islands, is shown.

An aerial view of Siam Park on Tenerife, one in every of Spain’s Canary Islands, is proven.

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It’s 12 months for Spain, which snagged the highest spot on this class as effectively. Brazil had a powerful displaying with three parks. The high 10 amusement and water parks are:

1. Siam Park: Adeje, Spain
2. Puy du Fou: Les Epesses, France
3. Beto Carrero World: Penha, Brazil
4. Puy du Fou España: Toledo, Spain
5. The Milky Way Adventure Park: Clovelly, United Kingdom
6. Hot Park: Rio Quente, Brazil
7. Waterbom Bali: Kuta, Indonesia
8. Dollywood: Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
9. Universal’s Islands of Adventure: Orlando
10. Parque Terra Mágica Florybal: Canela, Brazil

Siam Park is a water park on Tenerife, one of many Canary Islands. The theming on the park is Thai. One of the rides there’s referred to as The Vulcano, which fits at nighttime and contains a laser mild present.

Top 10 US amusement and water parks

Along with entertainment and charm, Dollywood theme park gets the heart pumping with roller coasters.

Along with leisure and attraction, Dollywood theme park will get the guts pumping with curler coasters.


Two parks that made the highest 10 world checklist lead the American model. Unsurprisingly, Florida parks dominate this checklist.

1. Dollywood: Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
2. Universal’s Islands of Adventure: Orlando
3. Magic Kingdom Park: Orlando
4. Universal Studios Hollywood: Los Angeles
5. Universal Studios Florida: Orlando
6. Silver Dollar City: Branson, Missouri
7. Funland: Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
8. Fun Spot America: Kissimmee, Florida
9. Santa’s Village: Jefferson, New Hampshire
10. Busch Gardens: Tampa, Florida

Nestled within the mountains of japanese Tennessee, Dollywood formally opened in 1986. But there was an amusement park on the website since 1961, with a number of identify modifications earlier than the Dollywood model took over and took off, attracting followers to Parton’s Tennesee mountain residence.


Tripadvisor is emphasizing experiences on this 12 months’s awards, particularly these provided by tour operators.

“The awards bring well-deserved recognition to the hard-working and skilled tour operators who have managed to provide exceptional experiences to their guests while still navigating the pandemic,” mentioned Kate Urquhart, common supervisor of experiences at Tripadvisor, in a information launch.

Outdoor actions dominated the 2021 awards, Tripadvisor mentioned, and they made one other sturdy displaying in 2022. But metropolis excursions are more and more common for 2022 as effectively, the information launch mentioned.

These are the No. 1 general experiences:

The Travelers’ Choice Awards additionally honor high meals experiences; nature and outside actions; cultural and historic excursions and extra.

Click here to see all of Tripadvisor’s 2022 Best Things to Do classes and winners.

How the winners are chosen

According to Tripadvisor, the Best Things to Do awards “are determined based on the quality and quantity of traveler reviews and ratings for experiences, tours, activities and attractions on Tripadvisor … from May 1, 2021, through April 30, 2022, specific to each award subcategory, as well as an additional editorial process.

“Experiences are labeled as bookable excursions and actions on Tripadvisor. Non-bookable experiences, or points of interest, are actions on Tripadvisor that vacationers can go to with out reserving any ticket.”



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