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OVERALL RANKINGS OF U.S. TOURING AREAS ON DESTINATION SATISFACTION INDEX (DSI)

Destinations are ranked in terms of the percent of people who visited them and express great satisfaction with what they experienced while there. All personality types are included in the overall rankings.

 

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Touring Area Top Travel Destination Value For Money Total Stars
Yellowstone National Park/ Beartooth Highway, Montana 5 4 9.0
Alaska outdoor activities (trekking, kayaking, fishing, etc.) 5 4 9.0
Maine outdoor activities (biking, kayaking, rock climbing, etc) 5 4.5 9.5
Glacier National Park, Montana 5 4 9.0
Redwood/Sequoia/Yosemite national parks, California 5 4 9.0
Duluth/Lake Superior's north shore, Minnesota 5 4.5 9.5
Kenai Peninsula, Alaska 5 3.5 8.5
Zion National Park, Utah 5 4 9.0
Alaska wildlife viewing 5 4 9.0
Grand Canyon, Arizona 5 3.5 8.5
Arizona national parks/nature preserves 5 4.5 9.5
Petoskey/Charlevoix/Traverse City area, Michigan 5 4 9.0
Maine coastal towns 5 4 9.0
Mesa Verde National Park/other parks, Colorado 5 4.5 9.5
Green Mountains/ski areas, Vermont 5 3.5 8.5
White Mountains/ski resorts, New Hampshire 5 4.5 9.5
Black Hills/Mount Rushmore, South Dakota 5 4 9.0
Maine parks/nature preserves 5 4.5 9.5
Inside Passage (Ketchikan, Sitka, other towns), Alaska 5 3.5 8.5
Blue Ridge Parkway/Skyline Drive, Virginia 5 4 9.0
Sierras, California 5 3.5 8.5
Monterey Peninsula, California 5 3 8.0
Cape Ann, Massachusetts 5 4 9.0
Denali National Park/other parks, Alaska 5 3.5 8.5
Mackinac Island, Michigan 5 3.5 8.5
Alaska cruising 5 3.5 8.5
Nantucket, Massachusetts 5 3 8.0
North Carolina mountain towns 5 4 9.0
Lake Michigan beach towns, Michigan 5 4 9.0
Maine fall foliage touring 5 4 9.0
Shenandoah Valley, Virginia 5 4.5 9.5
Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts 5 3.5 8.5
Bozeman/Big Sky ski area, Montana 5 3.5 8.5
Louisiana historic plantations 5 4 9.0
Connecticut fall foliage touring 5 3.5 8.5
Olympic Peninsula, Washington 5 3.5 8.5
Outer Banks/Crystal Coast, North Carolina 5 4 9.0
Colorado Rockies/ski areas 5 3.5 8.5
Maine coastal cruising 5 3.5 8.5
Idaho outdoor activities (biking, camping, fishing, hiking, etc.) 5 4 9.0
Blue Ridge Mountains, Georgia 5 4 9.0
Maui, Hawaii 5 3 8.0
Upper Peninsula, Michigan 5 4.5 9.5
Cape Cod, Massachusetts 5 3.5 8.5
Utah outdoor activities (biking, climbing, rafting, etc.) 5 4.5 9.5
Great Smoky Mountains, Tennessee 5 4 9.0
New Hampshire fall foliage touring 5 4.5 9.5
Puget Sound/coastal islands, Washington 5 3.5 8.5
Oregon wine regions 5 4 9.0
Finger Lakes area, New York 5 4 9.0
Kauai, Hawaii 5 3 8.0
Shasta Cascade region, California 5 3.5 8.5
Hawaii (aka Big Island), Hawaii 5 3 8.0
Berkshires, Massachusetts 5 3.5 8.5
Mendocino and Humboldt counties, California 5 3.5 8.5
Amelia Island, Florida 5 3 8.0
New Hampshire outdoor summertime activities 4.5 4 8.5
Lake Tahoe area, California 4.5 3 7.5
Virginia Civil War/Revolutionary War sites 4.5 4 8.5
Napa/Sonoma wine regions, California 4.5 3 7.5
Catskills/Adirondacks, New York 4.5 3.5 8.0
Sedona/Oak Creek Canyon, Arizona 4.5 3 7.5
Oahu, Hawaii 4.5 3 7.5
New Jersey shore towns/resorts 4.5 3 7.5
Great River Road scenic byway/ river towns, Minnesota 4.5 5 9.5
Alabama Gulf Coast beaches 4.5 4 8.5
Massachusetts fall foliage touring 4.5 4 8.5
Ozarks, Arkansas 4.5 4.5 9.0
Arizona Native American experiences 4.5 4 8.5
Wilmington/Cape Fear Coast, North Carolina 4.5 4 8.5
Illinois state parks/national sites 4.5 4.5 9.0
Door County, Wisconsin 4.5 3 7.5
Georgia coastal resorts 4.5 3.5 8.0
Washington's Pacific coast 4.5 4 8.5
Brown County/Art Colony, Indiana 4.5 3.5 8.0
Lake Erie shore (including Toledo), Ohio 4.5 4 8.5
Brainerd Lakes area/Mississippi headwaters, Minnesota 4.5 4 8.5
Everglades National Park/other nature areas, Florida 4.5 4 8.5
New York historic forts (Niagara, Ontario, Ticonderoga, etc.) 4.5 3 7.5
Massachusetts historic towns (Lexington, Concord, etc.) 4.5 3.5 8.0
Northwoods, Wisconsin 4.5 4 8.5
Washington outdoor summertime activities 4.5 4 8.5
Colorado ghost towns, plus Central City 4.5 4 8.5
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Indiana 4.5 4 8.5
Georgia Civil War sites/reenactments 4.5 4 8.5
Ozarks/Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri 4.5 4 8.5
Cajun country (Lafayette, other towns), Louisiana 4.5 4.5 9.0
Cascades/Mount Rainier/ski areas, Washington 4.5 3.5 8.0
Historic Hudson River towns, New York 4.5 3.5 8.0
Washington wine country 4.5 3.5 8.0
Pennsylvania and the Civil War (Gettysburg) 4.5 4 8.5
Rehoboth Beach/other beach towns, Delaware 4.5 3.5 8.0
Joshua Tree National Park, California 4.5 4 8.5
Temecula Valley wine country, California 4.5 3.5 8.0
Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania 4.5 3.5 8.0
New Mexico Native American experiences 4.5 4 8.5
Springfield/Lincoln country, Illinois 4.5 3.5 8.0
Amish country, Ohio 4 4 8.0
Washington, D.C., outskirts, Virginia 4.5 3 7.5
Mississippi River towns, Louisiana 4.5 3.5 8.0
Amish country, Indiana 4.5 4 8.5
Alaska native culture 4.5 4 8.5
Pennsylvania Wilds, Pennsylvania 4.5 4 8.5
Texas Gulf Coast (Corpus Christi, Galveston, Padre Island) 4.5 4 8.5
Amish country/Lancaster County, Pennsylvania 4.5 3.5 8.0
Arizona lakes 4.5 3.5 8.0
Bucks County, Pennsylvania 4.5 3 7.5
Old West towns (Prescott, Tombstone, others), Arizona 4 3.5 7.5
Amana Colonies, Iowa 4 4 8.0
Alaska Gold Rush areas 4 2.5 6.5
Oregon ski areas/mountain activities 4 3.5 7.5
Death Valley National Park, California 4 3.5 7.5
Hot Springs/Eureka Springs, Arkansas 4 4 8.0
Mississippi Gulf Coast 4 4 8.0
Maine outlet shopping 4 3.5 7.5
Delaware shopping/outlets/antiques 4 4 8.0
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin 4 2 6.0
Mississippi River towns, Illinois 4 3 7.0
Long Island, New York 4 2.5 6.5
Iowa river towns 3.5 3 7.0
Mall of America, Minnesota 3.5 3 6.5