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Hot on TripAdvisor: 25 surging attractions

When it comes to the USA's most popular attractions, you'd think their level of popularity would be fairly consistent. After all, Broadway's been a go-to spot for a century, and a large percentage of Nashville visitors will seek out the Grand Ole Opry.


But a TripAdvisor analysis of search activity shows 25 attractions that have surged in popularity this summer. Tops is New York's One World Observatory, which has climbed 340% year over year. That's clearly a case where the impressive new venue has brought renewed interest in visiting the World Trade Center. Ditto for Disney Springs, a revamping of the former Downtown Disney that has drawn favorable reviews.


But the most interesting part of the new Attractions Trend Index is renewed interest in great neighborhoods. Chicago's Magnificent Mile, Portland's Pearl District and Boston's Newbury Street are each up more than 100% this year, with Jackson Square in New Orleans close behind.


See the slideshow above for the 25 attractions on the move on TripAdvisor, plus their recommendations for accompanying tours you can book on the site.