The 25 best places to travel in the US this year, according to TripAdvisor reviews

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  • TripAdvisor compiled data for its annual Travelers' Choice Awards to find the best places to travel in 2018.
  • The site factored in reviews for attractions, restaurants, and hotels.
  • The best place to travel in America is New York City, followed by Maui and Las Vegas.

Travel site TripAdvisor recently announced the winners of its annual Travelers' Choice Awards, honoring the travel destinations that are at the top of everybody's must-see list.

We've already taken a look at the best international cities to travel to this year, so it's time to see which American cities deserve a visit.

TripAdvisor chose the winners based on an algorithm factoring in reviews for attractions, restaurants, and hotels, as well as traveler booking interest within a 12-month period.

The list of winners for American destinations contains familiar favorites such as Los Angeles, Seattle, and New Orleans, as well as some unexpected gems. Florida, California, and Hawaii each have three entries on the list. If you're traveling on a budget, August is the month you are most likely to save money on booking, with six destinations offering their best prices in the last full month of summer.

Below are the 25 highest-rated US cities, as well as the average hotel price and cheapest month to travel for each destination. Take a look to see where your next vacation should be:

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25. San Antonio, Texas

25. San Antonio, Texas

Average annual hotel rate: $143 per night

Least expensive month to go: May (6% savings, compared to annual average)

24. Austin, Texas

24. Austin, Texas

Average annual hotel rate: $206 per night

Least expensive month to go: July (9% savings, compared to annual average)

23. Sedona, Arizona

23. Sedona, Arizona

Average annual hotel rate: $241 per night

Least expensive month to go: July (5% savings, compared to annual average)

22. Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

22. Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

Average annual hotel rate: $150 per night

Least expensive month to go: May (5% savings, compared to annual average)

21. Seattle, Washington

21. Seattle, Washington

Average annual hotel rate: $282 per night

Least expensive month to go: April (15% savings, compared to annual average)

20. Branson, Missouri

20. Branson, Missouri

Average annual hotel rate: $103 per night

Least expensive month to go: April (9% savings, compared to annual average)

19. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

19. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Average annual hotel rate: $175 per night

Least expensive month to go: November (21% savings, compared to annual average)

18. Boston, Massachusetts

18. Boston, Massachusetts

Average annual hotel rate: $379 per night

Least expensive month to go: December (17% savings, compared to annual average)

17. Savannah, Georgia

17. Savannah, Georgia

Average annual hotel rate: $178 per night

Least expensive month to go: August (3% savings, compared to annual average)

16. Nashville, Tennessee

16. Nashville, Tennessee

Average annual hotel rate: $229 per night

Least expensive month to go: August (5% savings, compared to annual average)

15. Charleston, South Carolina

15. Charleston, South Carolina

Average annual hotel rate: $277 per night

Least expensive month to go: December (10% savings, compared to annual average)

14. Key West, Florida

14. Key West, Florida

Average annual hotel rate: $406 per night

Least expensive month to go: September (24% savings, compared to annual average)

13. Los Angeles, California

13. Los Angeles, California

Average annual hotel rate: $225 per night

Least expensive month to go: May (6% savings, compared to annual average)

12. Miami Beach, Florida

12. Miami Beach, Florida

Average annual hotel rate: $335 per night

Least expensive month to go: September (21% savings, compared to annual average)

11. Washington, DC

11. Washington, DC

Average annual hotel rate: $320 per night

Least expensive month to go: August (12% savings, compared to annual average)

10. Island of Hawaii, Hawaii

10. Island of Hawaii, Hawaii

Average annual hotel rate: $332 per night

Least expensive month to go: May (7% savings, compared to annual average)

9. New Orleans, Louisiana

9. New Orleans, Louisiana

Average annual hotel rate: $246 per night

Least expensive month to go: August (21% savings, compared to annual average)

8. San Francisco, California

8. San Francisco, California

Average annual hotel rate: $347 per night

Least expensive month to go: April (7% savings, compared to annual average)

7. San Diego, California

7. San Diego, California

Average annual hotel rate: $226 per night

Least expensive month to go: April (10% savings, compared to annual average)

6. Chicago, Illinois

6. Chicago, Illinois

Average annual hotel rate: $285 per night

Least expensive month to go: December (14% savings, compared to annual average)

5. Orlando, Florida

5. Orlando, Florida

Average annual hotel rate: $203 per night

Least expensive month to go: August (10% savings, compared to annual average)

4. Oahu, Hawaii

4. Oahu, Hawaii

Average annual hotel rate: $365 per night

Least expensive month to go: November (8% savings, compared to annual average)

3. Las Vegas, Nevada

3. Las Vegas, Nevada

Average annual hotel rate: $207 per night

Least expensive month to go: April (7% savings, compared to annual average)

2. Maui, Hawaii

2. Maui, Hawaii

Average annual hotel rate: $484 per night

Least expensive month to go: October (13% savings, compared to annual average)

1. New York City, New York

1. New York City, New York

Average annual hotel rate: $406 per night

Least expensive month to go: August (4% savings, compared to annual average)

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