NEWTOWN, Mass. -

Galveston has been named one of the top destinations that's gaining in popularity in the country.

The world’s largest travel site released its lists naming travel spots in the U.S. and abroad that are increasing in positive traveler feedback and interest.  

“For travelers looking for inspiration for their 2014 travel planning, TripAdvisor travelers have helped us put a spotlight on some amazing destinations that caught the eye of travelers this past year,” said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor. “Between large cities gathering steam and off-the-beaten-path spots surfaced by our community, travelers can discover wonderful accommodations, attractions and restaurants in all of these award-winning destinations.” 


Galveston was named the seventh most popular destination on the rise in the country. Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, Anchorage, Alaska and Destin, Florida rounded out the top three spots.

Here’s the complete list of Top 10 Destinations on the Rise in the U.S.:

  1. Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
  2. Anchorage, Alaska
  3. Destin, Florida
  4. Bar Harbor, Maine
  5. Santa Fe, New Mexico
  6. Jackson, Wyoming
  7. Galveston, Texas
  8. Brooklyn, New York
  9. Moab, Utah
  10. Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

>>Click here to view a slideshow of the destinations.

Havana, Cuba was the number one ranked destination for the top 10 in the world.

Here’s the complete list of the Top 10 Destinations on the Rise in the World:

  1. Havana, Cuba
  2. La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
  3. Kathmandu, Nepal
  4. Jerusalem, Israel
  5. Cusco, Peru
  6. Ambergris Caye, Belize
  7. Sapporo, Japan
  8. Hanoi, Vietnam
  9. Corralejo, Spain
  10. Fortaleza, Brazil