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N.O. makes TripAdvisor's top U.S. destinations list

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New Orleans, La. - People visit New Orleans, advising friends and family to make the same journey. Now TripAdvisor users are giving New Orleans enough positive feedback to make the city one of the website's top U.S. tourism destinations for 2013.

New Orleans comes in at number 10 on the website's list for its mix of historic scenery and party atmosphere.

New York City and San Francisco are the top two U.S. destinations.

TripAdvisor issued the following news release about the rankings Tuesday:

TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel site, today announced the winners of its 2013 Travelers' Choice Destinations awards.  The fifth annual awards recognizes 412 outstanding destinations in 38 markets across the globe, including lists for Africa, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Central America, China, Europe, India, Mexico, the Middle East, South America, the South Pacific, and the United States. 

The Travelers' Choice Destinations awards honor top travel spots worldwide based on millions of valuable 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.  

Top 25 Travelers' Choice World Destinations:

(+/- denotes change in ranking year-over-year, 0 is no change and new is new to the top 25)

1. Paris, France (+3)

2. New York City, New York (0)

3. London, England (-2)

4. Rome, Italy (-1)

5. Barcelona, Spain (+3)

6. Venice, Italy (New)

7. San Francisco, California (-2)

8. Florence, Italy (+4)

9. Prague, Czech Republic (+7)

10. Sydney, Australia (+4)

11. Berlin, Germany (-1)

12. Istanbul, Turkey (-5)

13. Bangkok, Thailand (New)

14. Chicago, Illinois (-3)

15. Tokyo, Japan (New)

16. Cape Town, South Africa (+7)

17. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (New)

18. Buenos Aires, Argentina (-5)

19. Marrakech, Morocco (-13)

20. St. Petersburg, Russia (New)

21. Beijing, China (-6)

22. Shanghai, China (-3)

23. Siem Reap, Cambodia (-14)

24. Chiang Mai, Thailand (0)

25. Queenstown, New Zealand (New)

Top 25 Travelers' Choice U.S. Destinations:

1. New York City, New York (0)

2. San Francisco, California (0)

3. Chicago, Illinois (0)

4. Las Vegas, Nevada (0)

5. Orlando, Florida (+5)

6. Washington, D.C. (+5)

7. Boston, Massachusetts (+8)

8. Los Angeles, California (-2)

9. Honolulu, Hawaii (-4)

10. New Orleans, Louisiana (-3)

11. Seattle, Washington (-3)

12. Miami, Florida (New)

13. Sedona, Arizona (+6)

14. Savannah, Georgia (0)

15. Charleston, South Carolina (+9)

16. Napa, California (+4)

17. San Antonio, Texas (-4)

18. Lahaina, Hawaii (+3)

19. Portland, Oregon (-7)

20. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (+3)

21. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (New)

22. Kailua-Kona, Hawaii (+3)

23. Palm Springs, California (New)

24. Naples, Florida (New)

25. Houston, Texas (-7)

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