Las Vegas has been named one of the world’s top 25 vacation destinations based on ratings from users of TripAdvisor.
The travel review website on Thursday released its “Traveler’s Choice Best Destinations of 2012” list. Las Vegas ranked No. 17, above Bora Bora, Los Angeles and Honolulu but below Chicago, Istanbul and Beijing. London topped the list as the world’s best destination.
The ratings are based on millions of reviews by TripAdvisor travelers.
“In Las Vegas, you’ll find restaurants run by the world’s finest chefs, opulent spas and sophisticated hotels along with penny slots, Elvis impersonators and indoor Venetian canals (complete with gondoliers),” the website’s description of Las Vegas reads. “Why come here? Because there is simply no other place on the planet like Las Vegas.”
TripAdvisor regularly rates destinations, hotels and attractions. The website recently named the Bellagio Fountains one of the world’s most talked about attractions. Las Vegas also landed fourth on TripAdvisor’s 2012 list of best U.S. destinations.