TripAdvisor.com just released its 2010 Travelers’ Choice Awards and the Great Smoky Mountains have been named the 9th best destination in the U.S. for Outdoor & Adventure Destinations.
The Travelers’ Choice Awards are based on the millions of real and unbiased reviews and opinions from travelers on TripAdvisor.com. The winners were determined by a combination of travelers’ destination comments, favorite places, and overall destination popularity on TripAdvisor.
Destinations were named in the following categories: Top Destinations in the U.S. and World, Best for Families, Romance, Beach & Sun, Culture & Sightseeing, Food & Wine, Nightlife, Outdoor & Adventure, Relaxation & Spa, and Top Emerging Destinations.
Here are the top 10 U.S. Outdoor & Adventure Destinations according to TripAdvisor:
1. Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
2. Acadia National Park, ME
3. Moab, UT
4. Jackson, WY
5. Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
6. Yellowstone National Park, WY
7. Yosemite National Park, CA
8. Lake Tahoe, CA
9. Great Smoky Mountains, TN
10. Aspen, CO
I'm kind of surprised that Yellowstone and Yosemite didn't rank higher. Click here to see all the rankings for all categories from TripAdvisor.
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