Palm Springs Climbs to No. 17 in TripAdvisor Ranking

Cracks top 20 in Travelers Choice awards for Destinations

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Palm Springs has improved six places to No. 17 in this year’s TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice awards for Destinations.

Last year, Palm Springs finished 23rd in the same rankings.

The sixth annual awards honors nearly 500 destinations, including the winners for the top spots in the world and individual lists for Africa, Asia, Australia, Canada, the Caribbean, Central America, Europe, China, Middle East, Russia, South America, the South Pacific, the U.K. and the U.S.

"It is an honor to be chosen by TripAdvisor as one of the top 25 U.S. destinations," says Scott White, president/CEO of the Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau. "Visitors are discovering the unique oasis Greater Palm Springs provides for all travelers whether they are looking for relaxation, rejuvenation or outdoor adventure."

Travelers' Choice Destinations honors top travel spots worldwide based on the millions of reviews and opinions from TripAdvisor travelers. Award winners were determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for hotels, attractions and restaurants in destinations worldwide, gathered over a 12-month period.

Top 25 Travelers' Choice U.S. Destinations:
1. New York City
2. Chicago
3. San Francisco
4. Las Vegas
5. New Orleans
6. Los Angeles
7. San Diego
8. Seattle
9. Washington, D.C.
10. Orlando, Fla.
11. Honolulu
12. Houston, Texas
13. Charleston, SC
14. Boston, Mass.
15. Portland, Ore.
16. San Antonio, Texas
17. Palm Springs
18. Austin, Texas
19. Branson, Mo.
20. Atlanta
21. Phoenix
22. Myrtle Beach, SC
23. St. Louis, Mo.
24. Nashville, Tenn.
25. Miami, Fla.

For the complete list of winners from the 2014 Travelers' Choice Destinations, visit

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