GATLINBURG, Tenn. (WJHL) – The most trending travel destination in the United States can be found in East Tennessee, according to TripAdvisor.
TripAdvisor published its Trending Destinations – United States list and Gatlinburg, Tennessee topped the list!
The list says Gatlinburg’s location in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park makes it “an ideal base for a family looking to explore the park’s numerous offerings.”
Not far behind in the Number 4 spot was Pigeon Forge, solidifying East Tennessee’s spot as a top-ranked tourist area.
TripAdvisor says Pigeon Forge is such an excellent location because of the nearby wildlife and (of course) Dollywood!
TripAdvisor also published its list of Trending Destinations in the World, where Gatlinburg ranked 5th overall.
The top four worldwide destinations included places like Cabo San Lucas, Mexico and Doha, Qatar.
Tennessee Governor Bill Lee tweeted Tuesday morning, extending congratulations to Gatlinburg for the accolade.