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20 most popular destinations of 2015

Avid travelers have spoken and discovered great places to visit this summer and throughout the year.

TripAdvisor recently announced its 2015 Travelers' Choice awards for Destinations according to the millions of reviews and opinions within the TripAdvisor community.

Climbing five spots from its 2014 ranking, Marrakech, Morocco is the No. 1 destination in the world, while New York City received the top U.S. billing for the fifth consecutive year.

The award-winning cities were based on the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for hotels, restaurants and attractions around the world during a 12-month period.

To help you make vacation plans, check out the top 20 destinations to visit in the U.S. and around the world in 2015.

Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech, Morocco: The average nightly hotel rate for
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Marrakech, Morocco: The average nightly hotel rate for summer 2015: $89. Great value hotel option with availability during the 2015 summer season: Riad Kheirredine, bookable on TripAdvisor for as low as $179 per night.

Be sure to visit: Jardin Majorelle and Latitude 31

New York City

New York City: The average nightly hotel rate
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New York City: The average nightly hotel rate for summer 2015: $310. Great value hotel option with availability during the 2015 summer season: Chelsea Lodge, bookable on TripAdvisor for as low as $184 per night.

Be sure to visit: Metropolitan Museum of Art and Chalk Point Kitchen

Siem Reap, Cambodia

Siem Reap, Cambodia: The average nightly hotel rate
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Siem Reap, Cambodia: The average nightly hotel rate for summer 2015: $55. Great value hotel option with availability during the 2015 summer season: Shinta Mani Resort, bookable on TripAdvisor for as low as $151 per night.

Be sure to visit: Angkor Wat and Palate Angkor Restaurant and Bar

Chicago

Chicago: The average nightly hotel rate for summer
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Chicago: The average nightly hotel rate for summer 2015: $289. Great value hotel option with availability during the 2015 summer season: Carlton Inn Midway, bookable on TripAdvisor for as low as $151 per night.

Be sure to visit: Art Institute of Chicago and Gino’s East

Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul, Turkey: The average nightly hotel rate for
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Istanbul, Turkey: The average nightly hotel rate for summer 2015: $105. Great value hotel option with availability during the 2015 summer season: World Heritage Hotel Istanbul, bookable on TripAdvisor for as low as $135 per night.

Be sure to visit: Basilica Cistern and Mikla Restaurant

Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston, South Carolina: The average nightly hotel rate
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Charleston, South Carolina: The average nightly hotel rate for summer 2015: $287. Great value hotel option with availability during the 2015 summer season: Holiday Inn Express Charleston, bookable on TripAdvisor for as low as $145 per night.

Be sure to visit: South Carolina Aquarium and Cru Café

Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi, Vietnam: The average nightly hotel rate for
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Hanoi, Vietnam: The average nightly hotel rate for summer 2015: $40. Great value hotel option with availability during the 2015 summer season: Essence Palace Hotel, bookable on TripAdvisor for as low as $58 per night.

Be sure to visit: Thanh Chuong Viet Palace and Banh Mi 25

Las Vegas

Las Vegas: The average nightly hotel rate for
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Las Vegas: The average nightly hotel rate for summer 2015: $150. Great value hotel option with availability during the 2015 summer season: Desert Rose Resort, bookable on TripAdvisor for as low as $138 per night.

Be sure to visit: Vegas Indoor Skydiving and Roy's

Prague, Czech Republic

Prague, Czech Republic: The average nightly hotel rate
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Prague, Czech Republic: The average nightly hotel rate for summer 2015: $85. Great value hotel option with availability during the 2015 summer season: Hotel Residence Agnes, bookable on TripAdvisor for as low as $195 per night.

Be sure to visit: Prague Castle and Mistral Café

Seattle

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TripAdvisor Reviewer: "Getting to have some super yummy food and drinks, hearing about the local culture and meeting new friends was priceless. Even the rain didn't bother us."


Fee: Small group tours starting at $48; bookable in advance on TripAdvisor

London

London: The average nightly hotel rate for summer
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London: The average nightly hotel rate for summer 2015: $238. Great value hotel option with availability during the 2015 summer season: citizenM London Bankside, bookable on TripAdvisor for as low as $251 per night.

Be sure to visit: British Museum and The Five Fields

San Francisco

San Francisco: The average nightly hotel rate for
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San Francisco: The average nightly hotel rate for summer 2015: $335. Great value hotel option with availability during the 2015 summer season: Hotel Mayflower, bookable on TripAdvisor for as low as $180 per night.

Be sure to visit: Lombard Street and Sotto Mare Oysteria and Seafood

Rome

Rome: The average nightly hotel rate for summer
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Rome: The average nightly hotel rate for summer 2015: $127 Great value hotel option with availability during the 2015 summer season: Palm Gallery Hotel, bookable on TripAdvisor for as low as $184 per night.

Be sure to visit: Piazza Navona and L'Asino d'Oro

Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C.: The average nightly hotel rate for
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Washington, D.C.: The average nightly hotel rate for summer 2015: $257. Great value hotel option with availability during the 2015 summer season: Hotel Lombardy, bookable on TripAdvisor for as low as $197 per night.

 

Be sure to visit: Newseum and Founding Farmers

Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires: The average nightly hotel rate for
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Buenos Aires: The average nightly hotel rate for summer 2015: $93. Great value hotel option with availability during the 2015 summer season: Miravida Soho Hotel and Wine Bar, bookable on TripAdvisor for as low as $151 per night.

Be sure to visit: Coleccion de Arte Amalia Lacroze de Fortabat and I Latina

New Orleans

New Orleans: The average nightly hotel rate for
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New Orleans: The average nightly hotel rate for summer 2015: $204. Great value hotel option with availability during the 2015 summer season: Le Pavillon Hotel, bookable on TripAdvisor for as low as $175 per night.

Be sure to visit: French Quarter and GW Fins

Paris

Paris: The average nightly hotel rate for summer
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Paris: The average nightly hotel rate for summer 2015: $168 Great value hotel option with availability during the 2015 summer season: Hotel Joyce - Astotel, bookable on TripAdvisor for as low as $192 per night.

Be sure to visit: Champs-Elysees and Paradis du Fruit

Palm Springs, California

Palm Springs, California: The average nightly hotel rate
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Palm Springs, California: The average nightly hotel rate for summer 2015: $177. Great value hotel option with availability during the 2015 summer season: Old Ranch Inn, bookable on TripAdvisor for as low as $126 per night.

Be sure to visit: Palm Springs Aerial Tramway and Purple Room

Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town, South Africa: Average nightly hotel rate
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Cape Town, South Africa: Average nightly hotel rate for summer 2015: $113. Great value hotel option with availability during the 2015 summer season: Blackheath Lodge, bookable on TripAdvisor for as low as $148 per night.

Be sure to visit: Cape Point Nature Reserve and Orphanage

San Diego

San Diego: The average nightly hotel rate for
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San Diego: The average nightly hotel rate for summer 2015: $229. Great value hotel option with availability during the 2015 summer season: The Pearl Hotel, bookable on TripAdvisor for as low as $183 per night.

Be sure to visit: USS Midway Museum and Cody?s

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