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Lahaina Named Among
Best Destinations in US

Posted 08:51 AM HST, May 1, 2012

Lahaina, Maui. Courtesy photo.

By Wendy Osher

Lahaina, Maui made a list of top 25 places in the nation released today by TripAdvisor.  The publication listed Lahaina 21 on a list of the best travelers’ Choice Destinations in the US.

Other Hawaii locations on the list were Honolulu, ranked number 5; and Kailua-Kona, ranked 25.  Honolulu was also ranked 20th on a list of 25 best World Destinations.

The Travelers’ Choice Destinations awards honor top travel spots worldwide based on millions of reviews and opinions from TripAdvisor travelers.  Award winners were determined based on the popularity of destinations, taking into account travelers’ favorites and most highly rated places.

In the fourth year of its awards, TripAdvisor has honored 440 destinations in 37 markets across the globe.

The results are as follows:

Top 25 Travelers’ Choice US Destinations: (1) New York City, New York; (2) San Francisco, California; (3) Chicago, Illinois; (4) Las Vegas, Nevada; (5) Honolulu, Hawaii; (6) Los Angeles, California; (7) New Orleans, Louisiana; (8) Seattle, Washington; (9) San Diego, California; (10) Orlando, Florida; (11) Washington, DC; (12) Portland, Oregon; (13) San Antonio, Texas; (14) Savannah, Georgia; (15) Boston, Massachusetts; (16) Branson, Missouri; (17) Atlanta, Georgia; (18) Houston, Texas; (19) Sedona, Arizona; (20) Napa, California; (21) Lahaina, Hawaii; (22) Austin, Texas; (23) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; (24) Charleston, South Carolina; and (25) Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.

Top 25 Travelers’ Choice World Destinations: (1) London, England; (2) New York City, New York; (3) Rome, Italy; (4) Paris, France; (5) San Francisco, California; (6) Marrakech, Morocco; (7) Istanbul, Turkey; (8) Barcelona, Spain; (9) Siem Reap, Cambodia; (10) Berlin, Germany; (11) Chicago, Illinois; (12) Florence, Italy; (13) Buenos Aires, Argentina; (14) Sydney, Australia; (15) Beijing, China; (16) Prague, Czech Republic; (17) Las Vegas, Nevada; (18) Bora Bora, French Polynesia; (19) Shanghai, China; (20) Honolulu, Hawaii; (21) Los Angeles, California; (22) New Orleans, Louisiana; (23) Cape Town, South Africa; (24) Chiang Mai, Thailand; and (25) Dublin, Ireland.

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  • Lord Haw-Haw.

    From 1820 to 1845 Lahaina was known as the Royal Capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom. TripAdvisor should have acknowledged the fact that Lahaina, Maui is located in the Hawaiian Nation which is not part of the United States.

    Of the 3 Hawaiian Kingdom & 23 U.S. locales awarded accolades by TripAdvisor bar transiting at the airport I have never personally been to Denver, Colorado over in the U.S. but understand it is a beautiful place from numerous content malihini who have vacationed there.

    • JSantos

      LOL.  I can see why your name is “Haw-Haw”.  :)

  • Joe

    This survey is like most others.  Good liner for the bird cage.

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