This Florida City Beat Reykjavik for 'Most Excellent' Place in the World
Edging out many, well, other excellent cities, Key West, Florida has been named TripAdvisor's "Most Excellent" Place to Travel Worldwide, which is now in its eighth year. Worthy for praise for far more than its swoonworthy key lime pie, the Florida Keys getaway is the southernmost city in the continental US. Rounding out the "Most Excellent" cities overall list was New Orleans in the #10 slot, the only other American city to make the cut (Reykjavik and Edinburgh secured the #2 and #3 spots, respectively). To determine the winners, TripAdvisor used a comprehensive algorithm to look at quality, quantity and recency of reviews on the site, as well as the business' tenure on the site from April 1st, 2017 to March 31st, 2018.
"TripAdvisor is the place consumers go to plan and book their trips, and study after study has shown the site's impact on travel purchasing decisions," said Neela Pal, Trip Advisor's vice president, brand marketing, in a company press release. "When travelers see a Certificate of Excellence sticker or certificate on display, they immediately know that the business has a track record of offering highly rated guest or diner experiences. Now, with our 'Most Excellent' lists, we're excited to reveal the destinations where travelers are most likely to encounter these excellent businesses."
In addition to winning the "Most Excellent" Cities Overall category, Key West also came in first place for "Most Excellent" Cities for Restaurants, and #8 for "Most Excellent" Cities for Experiences.
That girlfriend getaway to the Florida Keys is looking even more tempting now, now?
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