Barcelona tops a list of the top 25 summer destinations put forward by users of US travel site Gogobot.
The Best Summer Destination selections were drawn from the more than 60,000 places visited by more than 2.5 million registered Gogobot users, their friends and like-minded travellers in their network.
The Catalonian capital was followed by Chicago, New Orleans, Alaska, Honolulu, Helsinki, Seattle, Vancouver, Ibiza, Bali, Nice, Miami, Playa del Carmen, Romania , Wellington in New Zealand. Cape Cod, Boracay Island in The Philippines , Santa Barbara, Santorini, San Diego, Salzburg, Ko Phi Phi Don in Thailand , Florida Keys , Maui and Vail.
“The results of the summertime destinations awards underscores the emerging ‘escape from reality’ trend,” said Gogobot chief executive and co-founder Travis Katz.
“Vacationers are seeking out adventure and authentic local experiences when they carve out the time to get away.
“The breadth of these summer destinations, and all the options available to travellers eager to make their trips memorable, illustrates how the awards reflect that Gogobot users indeed know travel.”