|Anaheim with its Disney theme parks is a TRIPADVISOR top family destination. Photo: Tripadvisor.com|
NEWTON, Mass., USA – March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — TripAdvisor®, the world’s largest travel site*, today announced the winners of its inaugural 2011 Travelers’ Choice® Family award-winning best family destinations and hotels. Top family-friendly spots were named in the U.S., Europe, Canada, Caribbean and Mexico.
Winning destinations were identified based on the greatest number of recommendations from reviewers who traveled with family. Top family-friendly hotels were determined by the highest review ratings from those who traveled with family. Unlike any other honors, TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice winners are based on millions of real and unbiased reviews and opinions from travelers around the world.
According to a recent TripAdvisor survey, 83 percent of U.S. respondents plan to travel with family in 2011. Ninety percent of that segment is planning family trips domestically.
“For travelers planning their next family vacation, TripAdvisor has identified some of the very best family-friendly spots in the U.S. and around the world,” said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor. “These outstanding destinations offer myriad opportunities for families, including first rate attractions, restaurants, hotels and vacation rentals.”
Travelers’ Choice Family Award-winning U.S. Amusement Park Destinations:
- Anaheim, California
- Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
- Wildwood Crest, New Jersey
- Orlando, Florida
- Sandusky, OhioMyrtle Beach, South Carolina
- Hershey, Pennsylvania
- Ocean City, Maryland
- Carlsbad, California
- Panama City, Florida
Travelers’ Choice Family Award-winning Great U.S. Destinations to Discover:
- Williamsburg, Virginia
- Virginia Beach, Virginia
- Lake George, New York
- Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
- Branson, Missouri
- Gatlinburg, Tennessee
- Corpus Christi, Texas
- Port Aransas, Texas
- Daytona Beach, Florida
- Destin, Florida
For the complete 2011 Travelers’ Choice Family lists, go to http://www.TripAdvisor.com/TCFamily.
TripAdvisor® travel site offers advice from real travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features (including Flights search, TripAdvisor Mobile and TripAdvisor Trip Friends) with seamless links to booking tools. TripAdvisor Media Group websites have been recognized as top travel resources in 2010 by Condé Nast Traveller, Good Housekeeping, TIME magazine and Travel + Leisure. TripAdvisor and the sites comprising the TripAdvisor Media Group are operating companies of Expedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE).