By Eagle Strayhorn | May 4, 2012
Have you ever wondered just how beautiful visiting Hawaii can be? TripAdvisor is one of the most trusted and accurate travel review sites on the internet. Every year, their Traveler’s Choice Awards recognizes the top 25 domestic and international destinations according to user reviews. For 2012 visiting Hawaii proves to be a winning choice.
Three places on three different islands ranked in the top 25 domestic destinations. One of them ranking in the top international. TripAdvisor picked the winners based upon millions of traveler reviews and ratings and the popularity of destinations.
Here are our winners and how they ranked:
- Honolulu, Oahu – Our capitol city and everything it offers ranked 5th in top destinations in the United States. Honolulu won dual honors, with Waikiki Honolulu also ranked as 20th worldwide! Visiting Pearl Harbor and the Arizona Memorial being the most popular attractions.
- Lahaina, Maui – Beautiful beaches and amazing hotels helped Lahaina place 21st in top domestic destinations. Ka’anapali Beach ranked 8th in the nation for “Best Beaches” also giving Lahaina the pleasure of double honors.
- Kailua-Kona, Big Island – This historic Hawaiian town was named 25th best destination in the United States. Idyllic beaches and a rich heritage helped this town place among Americas finest travel choices. Outdoor activities like dolphin adventures and snorkeling dominate the things to do in Kailua-Kona.
There are many travel review sites around these days and it can be difficult at times to know which source is the most valid. For tips and information about travel review sites check out this recent blog post comparing Yelp and TripAdvisor.
With social media’s ever expanding audience, more and more people are sharing their thoughts, opinions, ideas, and pictures with the world online. Through various outlets like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Flickr, Tumblr, and Foursquare, people have become more interactive with their vacation experiences.
At Discover Hawaii Tours we are excited to interact with vacationers and share in their experiences. Connect with us on Facebook, where we share photos, travel tips, links to insightful blogs and news posts, and support your dream of making the most of your Hawaiian vacation. Check out our TripAdvisor review page and see what people really think about the experiences they have with us.
Come and see all the beauty and wonders the islands of Hawaii have to offer!