Top 2012 United States Travel Destinations (WIth Photos)

Top 2012 United States Travel Destinations (WIth Photos)

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    #9: Dallas, Texas -- You may have heard that everything is bigger in Texas. Well, Dallas does its best to fulfill that image. You'll find several museums with vast art collections and fascinating specialty museums. The Sixth Floor Museum/Texas School Book Depository, though small in size, offers an immense amount of information about the assassination of John F. Kennedy. And of course, visit a local steakhouse for a terrific (and enormous) meal.


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November 15, 2012 Updated Nov 15, 2012 at 5:53 PM EDT

Travel site TripAdvisor.com recently announced 10 United States destinations that have seen the greatest increase in positive traveler feedback and interest over the years.

“These rising hotspots around the world are increasingly gaining the attention and admiration of travelers on TripAdvisor,” said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor. “For those looking to be inspired for vacation planning for 2013, these destinations offer remarkable places to eat, stay and play.”

The top destinations on the rise for 2012 include: 

1.        Austin, Texas
2.        Memphis, Tennessee
3.        Colorado Springs, Colorado
4.        Portland, Maine
5.        Denver, Colorado
6.        Portland, Oregon
7.        Fort Myers, Florida
8.        Phoenix, Arizona
9.        Dallas, Texas
10.     Gatlinburg, Tennessee
For more top travel destinations, visit http://www.tripadvisor.com/TravelersChoice-Destinations on the Rise.

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