TripAdvisor.com, an independent travel source, has rated Lake Tahoe the No. 1 vacation destination in the U.S. and No. 10 in the world. This ranking was given in the first Choice Destinations Awards, which represent the opinions of millions of travelers.
Winners were determined by a combination of their popularity on TripAdvisor.com and by TripAdvisor travelers’ favorite places.
According to Tim Maland, director of the Nevada Commission on Tourism, “[The award] is a testament to the beauty of Lake Tahoe, of how appealing it is in all four seasons.”
California, Hawaii and Arizona were well represented as winners as well. Big Sur, Calif. ranked second and San Francisco came in third. Poipu, Hawaii and Sedona, Ariz. came in fourth and fifth. New Orleans; Carmel, Calif.; Napa, Calif.; Lahaina, Hawaii; and La Jolla, Calif. completed the top ten.
Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitors Authority