2 Arizona adventures make the top 10 list in the US
As the summer travel season heats up to become the busiest since pre-pandemic years and the appetite for jet-set adventures soars, Tripadvisor, the world’s largest travel advice platform, today announces the next in its coveted series of Travellers’ Choice awards: The Best of the Best Things to Do. And two Arizona adventures are among Tripadvisor’s Top 10 Experiences of 2022.
Revealing all the must-do activities in travel hotspots around the world, this accolade also includes hidden gems in places off the beaten path: from from Oahu relaxed atmosphere from the Côte-Nord to that of Reykjavik gourmet enclaves, and much more. As part of this next iteration of the Travelers’ Choice Awards, Tripadvisor is offering sub-categories to match every traveler’s wants and needs.
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With travel demand soaring, vacationers want to make up for lost time, desperately seeking those once-in-a-lifetime trips. The Travelers’ Choice Awards are the ultimate resource of proven experiences, selected by travelers from the Tripadvisor community, ready to take vacation itineraries to the next level.
An elevated way to travel
Travelers of all ages indicated (60%) in a 2021 Tripadvisor survey that they intended to book a Local Experience to learn more about the destinations they planned to visit on their next trip, with a growing interest among millennial travelers*. Whether it’s an adrenaline-filled mountain bike tour through the red dunes of dubai or a relaxing sunset cruise with a glass of local wine along the beautiful Lisbon port, Tripadvisor has an unrivaled inventory of over 300,000 bookable activities to help all travelers – from adventure lovers to beachgoers – discover the best things to do.
To that end, Tripadvisor’s second annual “Things to Do” Awards celebrate travelers’ favorite experiences and the attractions they love to visit around the world. As priorities shift for many travelers since the pandemic, vacations are about more than just booking a flight, choosing a hotel room, and sitting poolside at a resort. It is the experiences travelers have on a trip that leave lasting impressions, frequently told stories and unforgettable memories.
How does Tripadvisor determine the best?
For all Travellers’ Choice Awards, Tripadvisor analyzes authentic reviews from its community to identify and rank the best travellers. With over a billion reviews and opinions from real travelers around the world, Tripadvisor has the authority and guidance on what to book to truly experience the best of a destination. The Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best Things to Do Awards are based on Tripadvisor traveler reviews and ratings of experiences, tours, attractions and activities over the past 12 months, celebrating a wide range of the most recommended by travelers in 2022.
Tripadvisor rewards the best things to do in 11 sub-categories, ranging from quintessential favorites like top dining experiences and nature and outdoor activities to exciting new areas like pop culture tours and list experiences buckets. For thrill seekers, Tripadvisor also recognizes the best theme parks and water parks and celebrates everyone’s favorite attractions.
Kate UrquhartManaging Director, Experiences at Tripadvisor, says: “Throughout the year, travelers tell us that the experiences and activities found on Tripadvisor are the highlights of their trips. Today, I’m thrilled to announce the winners of the 2022 Travelers’ Choice Things to Do Awards, celebrating the most incredible tours and activities of the past year. The awards bring well-deserved recognition to hardworking and skilled tour operators who have successfully delivered exceptional experiences for their guests while continuing to navigate the pandemic. Whether it’s a luxury evening of fine dining or a long-haul trek, there’s something for every traveler on this list, and we know Tripadvisor offers an unrivaled platform for finding and booking things to TO DO. So check out this year’s winners to find out which tours and activities travelers say you can’t miss!
Outdoor activities dominated the 2021 awards, and they did another strong performance this year, while beaches and natural sites in Florida and Hawaii are home to the most American winners. But city tours are also growing in popularity this year, as travelers have started to gain the confidence to return to major tourist destinations.
Among all types of activities, the world’s #1 Top Experience in 2022 is a Amsterdam Open Boat Canal Cruise. This is a scenic cruise along from amsterdam stunning canals that run through iconic locations like the Anne Frank House, the Jordaan, the Houseboat Museum, Leiden Square, the Rijksmuseum, De Duif and much more. With nearly 10,000 reviews, this tour has travelers raving about its guides, and the accompanying wine and cheese.
In the United States it is Hawaii North Shore Tour (70%) and Tourism (30%)hosted by North Shore Beach Bus, at #1. Skip the hassle of renting a car and see the highlights of from Oahu North Shore with this awesome tour. Along the way, a guide shares details about the island that you’d likely miss if traveling alone. Plus, take time to swim, shop, paddleboard, kayak, or take a waterfall hike as you learn about the island.
The 10 Best USA Experiences for 2022 Features Arizona Adventures
1. Tour of the North Shore (70%) and Tourism (30%) – Honolulu Hawaii
2. Clear Kayak Tour of Shell Key Preserve and Tampa Bay Area – Tierra Verde, Florida
3. Food and Walking Tour of Little Havana in Miami – Miami, Florida
4. Half-Day Mojave Desert ATV Tour Vegas – Las Vegas, Nevada
5. Grand CanyonHoover Dam, 7 Magic Mountains Small Group Day Trip Vegas – Las Vegas, Nevada
6. Guided 3-hour TomCar ATV tour in the Sonoran Desert – New River, Arizona
seven. Pearl Harbor City Tour – Honolulu Hawaii
9. Little Toot Dolphin Adventure at Clearwater Beach – Clearwater, Florida
ten. Private Bike Party for up to 15 people in Old Town Scottsdale – Scottsdale, AZ
The 10 best experiences in the world for 2022
1. Amsterdam Open Boat Canal Cruise – Live Guide – from Anne Frank House – Amsterdam, Netherlands
2. Red Dunes Quad, Sandsurf, Camels and BBQ at Al Khayma Camp dubai – dubaiWATER
3. North Shore Tour (70%) and Tourism (30%) – Honolulu HawaiiWE
4. Natural Pool and Indian Cave Jeep Safari – Aruba
5. Clear Kayak Tour of Shell Key Preserve and Tampa Bay Area – Tierra Verde, FloridaWE
6. Classic 4D/3N Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu – Cuzco, Peru
seven. Reykjavik Food Walk – Local Food Adventure in Iceland – Reykjavik, Iceland
8. High Speed RIB Cruise on the River Thames London – London, UK
9. Rafting – Sprouts – Rio Jacaré Pepira by Wild Canoe Territory – Brotas, Brazil
ten. City and Beatles Tour – BLUE ROUTE – Liverpool, United Kingdom