Top 10 Places to Travel in the U.S. in 2018


Got a travel bug? TripAdvisor has officially released their list of top places to travel in 2018, both U.S. and abroad, and Chip and Joanna’s hometown of Waco, Texas made a top spot on the list!

Though all of the credit can’t necessarily go to HGTV stars Chip and Joanna Gaines, the Magnolia Market, the Silos, and just general hopes of spotting the couple in town (and the Dr. Pepper museum) have sparked a ton of tourism to their little town, earning it the no. 2 spot on the “Top 10 Places to Visit in 2018” list.

The awards recognize 44 destinations around the world selected by measuring year-over-year increase in positive TripAdvisor traveler review ratings for accommodations, restaurants and attractions, as well as increase in search and booking interest.

Top 10 Places to Visit in the US in 2018:

  1. Kapaa, Hawaii
  2. Waco, Texas
  3. Wilmington, North Carolina
  4. Bend, Oregon
  5. Boulder, Colorado
  6. Paso Robles, California
  7. Richmond, Virginia
  8. Greenville, South Carolina
  9. Omaha, Nebraska
  10. Lexington, Kentucky

You can view their full list of “destinations on the rise” here.