Andrea Romano
January 16, 2018

If you’re searching for your next vacation in 2018, other travelers are happy to give you plenty of suggestions.

But if you want a truly spectacular destination to spend your hard-earned time off, there's one place in the U.S. that stands out from the rest this year, according to TripAdvisor. Based on traveler activity, as well as site searches and bookings, the top trending destination is Kapaa, Hawaii.

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Kapaa, at the base of Nounou (the Sleeping Giant) Mountain on Kauai, Hawaii (one of the World's Best islands), is a beautiful and visitor-friendly spot with great hotels, shopping and restaurants — and of course outdoor activities for people looking for adventure.

For those who are looking for a good souvenir to take home, TripAdvisor suggests visiting the Kinipopo Shopping Village, which is full of great places to eat and small shops where you can find “Kauai Made” products made by local craftsmen using traditional materials. If you love to get out on the water, it's no surprise that Hawaii is a great place to do so: There are places for snorkeling, kayaking and water skiing, too.

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Plus, Kapaa won’t break the bank for people who want a phenomenal vacation on a budget. The average annual Kapaa hotel price is about $251 per night.

Among the other places TripAdvisor noted as great trending destinations were Boulder, Colorado (the happiest city in the U.S.); Waco, Texas; Richmond, Virginia; and Bend, Oregon.

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