Here’s what TripAdvisor users think of Boston

The city has impressed travelers.

Boston
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Boston, with its rich history and top-notch museums, is one of the most popular travel destinations in America, according to TripAdvisor users.

The travel site released its list of the top 25 destinations in the US on Tuesday as part of its 2019 Travelers’ Choice Awards, and Boston ranked No. 17. It was the only New England spot on the list. (Alas, the No. 1 destination in America, for the ninth year in a row, was New York City.)

“Walk the Freedom Trail the first time you visit Boston and you’ll quickly get a sense of this coastal city’s revolutionary spirit and history,” TripAdvisor wrote. “But make sure you also explore some of Boston’s fine museums (try the Isabella Stewart Gardner, featuring masterpieces displayed in their collector’s mansion) and old neighborhoods (like the North End, Boston’s Little Italy). You can’t claim to have experienced real Boston culture, though, until you’ve watched a Red Sox game from the bleachers.”

The winners — which cover hotels, restaurants, and attractions — were determined using an algorithm based on reviews and ratings gathered over a 12-month period.

View the entire list of top 25 destinations in the US here.