Cape Town is Tops

Cape Town City Hall // (c) Shizhao 2011

TripAdvisor has announced the winners of its 2011 Travelers' Choice Destinations awards, honoring 337 outstanding destinations across the globe. In addition to the top 25 in the world overall, top 25 lists have been named for the U.S.; Europe; the Caribbean and Mexico; Central and South America; Asia; India; the South Pacific; Canada; Africa; the UK; France; Italy; Germany; and Spain.

Travelers' Choice Destinations awards honor top travel spots worldwide based on millions of real and unbiased opinions from TripAdvisor travelers. Award winners were determined based on a combination of travelers' favorite places and overall destination popularity. 

2011 Travelers' Choice World Destinations:

1. Cape Town, South Africa

2. Sydney, Australia
3. Machu Picchu, Peru

4. Paris, France

5. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

6. New York City

7. Rome, Italy

8. London 

9. Barcelona, Spain

10. Hong Kong, China

2011 Travelers' Choice U.S. Destinations:

1. New York City
2. Honolulu 

3. San Francisco

4. Las Vegas 

5. Lahaina, Hawaii

6. Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

7. New Orleans

8. San Diego 

9. Sedona, AZ

10. Seattle

For the complete 2011 Travelers' Choice Destinations lists, visit



Suggested Articles:

Banyan Tree illa Bahamas will have 50 accommodations plus 54 luxury residences, including "Maldives-style" overwater bungalows. Read more here.

Phil Hullah will replace David Clemson in the role effective March 2. Here’s more.

A Japanese virologist said if the Tokyo Olympics were tomorrow, the games probably couldn't be held because of the fast-spreading coronavirus.