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Top 25 U.S. destinations: TripAdvisor's winners

TripAdvisor, the crowd-sourced mega site that lets travelers rate hotels, restaurants and attractions worldwide, has crunched the numbers for the fifth year running and has announced its 2013 Travelers' Choice Destination awards.

The latest list spotlights 412 locales in 38 markets.

On the domestic side, the usual suspects — New York, San Francisco, Chicago and Las Vegas — claimed the top four spots, as they did last year. Orlando jumped five places from 2012 to rank No. 5.

Rounding out the top 10 domestic destinations are Washington, Boston, Los Angeles, Honolulu and New Orleans.

More surprising are a handful of high-ranking small destinations that made the grade, including Sedona, Ariz. (No. 13); Napa, Calif. (No. 16); and Lahaina, Hawaii (No. 18).

New on the list this year are Miami (No. 12); Myrtle Beach, S.C. (No. 21); Palm Springs, Calif. (No. 23) and Naples, Fla. (No. 24).

To compile the awards, TripAdvisor weighs users' rankings for hotels, restaurants and attractions in various locales, along with the number of times a destination is pinned as a favorite on its travel app.

"It's a great list of destinations for people who are starting from scratch and want some inspiration on where to go," said TripAdvisor spokesman Brooke Ferencsik.. "It has some pretty amazing spots around the world."...