How many of the top 10 have you been to?

By Jess McHugh
December 13, 2017
Advertisement
Sean Scott/Getty Images

Many travelers might assume that everyone's bucket list includes Paris, New York City, and other famous tourist spots. However, the destinations that people were most interested in this year might surprise even the most seasoned traveler.

Google revealed on Wednesday the top searched destinations in the world for 2017. Las Vegas took the top spot, Barcelona came in second, and South Carolina's Myrtle Beach snagged third.

Of course, with any search data, it's difficult to parse motivation. Las Vegas and Barcelona are already major tourist destinations, however recent news events in both — the terror attack in Las Vegas and both a terror attack and an attempt at secession in Barcelona — likely increased the number of searches.

Many of these destinations, however, are dreamy vacation spots, like Bali, Aspen, the Maldives, and Punta Cana. Warm-weather destinations dominated the top 10, with Bermuda, Turks and Caicos, and Cancun also making the list.

Top-searched Destinations - Places

  1. Las Vegas
  2. Barcelona
  3. Myrtle Beach
  4. Aspen
  5. Punta Cana
  6. Maldives
  7. Turks and Caicos
  8. Bali
  9. Cancun
  10. Bermuda

Google also released the top-searched activities in 2017, which was dominated by theme parks, with honorable mentions of landmarks, like the Great Wall and the Southwest's natural wonder Antelope Canyon, and a U.S. national park.

Top-searched Destinations - Activites

  1. Six Flags
  2. Legoland
  3. Hershey Park
  4. Busch Gardens
  5. Yosemite
  6. Kings Island
  7. The Great Wall
  8. Universal Studios Hollywood
  9. Yellowstone National Park
  10. Antelope Canyon