Still trying to decide how to spend the last weeks of autumn?
TripAdvisor, the planning and booking site, has released the latest Attractions Trend Index, and the attractions that gained the most popularity this year may surprise you.
To determine the trending fall activities, TripAdvisor looked at the domestic attractions that saw the greatest growth in interest from September 1 to October 15, compared to the same dates in 2015.
Arches National Park in Utah saw a 142 percent increase in search this year. The more than 2,000 natural stone structures and sculptures—as well as the impossibly red landscapes—may have gotten a boost from the National Park Service’s centennial.
And the rapidly evolving Pearl District in Portland, Oregon, has gone from a gritty industrial section to a trendy neighborhood lined with chic boutiques and restaurants. With a 140 percent increase in search traffic, it’s no surprise you can even spot celebs in this hotspot.
We looked at the top 15 attractions that have gained the most attention this season—which range from historic sites dating back to the Civil War to wildly funny comedy shows and outlandish musical revues—to help inspire a last-minute fall getaway.