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Estes Park named Traveler's Choice destination

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Posted at 8:28 AM, Dec 08, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-08 10:28:09-05

Estes Park has been named one of the top 10 Traveler's Choice destinations on the rise, according to TripAdvisor.

The top 10 locations in the U.S. were Gaitlinburg (Tenn.), Orange Beach (Alabama), Destin (Florida), South Lake Tahoe, Jackson (Wyoming), Estes Park, Anchorage, Pittsburgh, Portland (Maine) and Kailua-Kona (Hawaii).

TripAdvisor wrote about Estes Park:

"Located in the Rocky Mountains, this scenic destination is a nature lover’s paradise. Travelers are invited to view the magnificent vistas from the Estes Park Aerial Tramway, described as “a must if you like breathtaking views,” by one TripAdvisor reviewer. In between outdoor adventures, guests can indulge in scrumptious comfort food at the Rock Inn Mountain Tavern, a “great local bar with fabulous eats and excellent service.”

The destinations were chosen using an algorithm that primarily measured the year-over-year increase in positive TripAdvisor traveler feedback and interest in accommodations, restaurants and attractions, across destinations worldwide.

“Our well-traveled community has helped us identify the destinations around the world that are gaining in interest and popularity,” said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor. “We hope these destinations inspire those planning their travel for 2016 to book trips to these locales that feature excellent hotels, restaurants and attractions, and also provide a great vacation value.”

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