25 Hottest U.S. Tourist Attractions This Fall

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What do the September 11 Memorial, Fort Sumter National Monument and a home built by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright have in common?

They take the top three honors among the hottest tourist attractions in America this fall, according to the TripAdvisor’s Attractions Trend Index.

The index created by the travel planning and booking site ranks U.S. attractions that have seen the greatest increase in traveler interest over the past year. The latest ranking, released this week, is based on comparing TripAdvisor search traffic from Sept. 1 through Oct. 15, 2015, against traffic from the same period this year.

New York’s September 11 Memorial, for example, saw a 425 percent increase in TripAdvisor search traffic between those two six-week periods.

TripAdvisor spokesperson Brooke Ferencsik describes the index as revealing “introspective and inspirational sites that are gaining attention from travelers this fall.” He continues:

“For those looking for ideas for great things to do before the end of the season or looking ahead to time off during the holidays, these sites offer something appealing for all traveler types.”

The top 25 destinations on the latest ranking from the index are:

  1. September 11 Memorial, New York City
  2. Fort Sumter National Monument, Charleston, South Carolina
  3. Taliesin West, Scottsdale, Arizona
  4. Hana Highway, Road to Hana, Maui, Hawaii
  5. Coconut Grove, Miami
  6. Royal Street, New Orleans
  7. Quincy Market, Boston
  8. Portland Aerial Tram, Portland, Oregon
  9. Shoreline Sightseeing, Chicago
  10. LaZoom Comedy Tour, Asheville, North Carolina
  11. I-Drive 360, Orlando, Florida
  12. Wrigley Mansion, Phoenix
  13. The Grand Ole Opry, Nashville, Tennessee
  14. Beach Blanket Babylon,” San Francisco
  15. Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey tour, Denver
  16. Gatlinburg Trail, Gatlinburg, Tennessee
  17. Arches National Park, Moab, Utah
  18. Paranormal: The Mindreading Magic Show” by Frederic Da Silva, Las Vegas
  19. Hole in the Rock, Papago Park, Phoenix
  20. The Pearl District, Portland, Oregon
  21. Miami Design District, Miami
  22. Deep Ellum, Dallas
  23. Extranomical Tours, San Francisco
  24. The Island, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
  25. Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, Denver

If you plan to travel soon, be sure to first check out “14 Proven Ways to Save on Travel.”

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