News

Actions

San Diego Zoo, Mount Soledad top Spring Break destination list

KGTV-Default-Image_1280x720.png
Posted at 11:57 AM, Apr 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-26 14:57:24-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Spring is here and while your break might be over, there are a couple local options you can visit in a weekend. 

And many travelers plan to do the same.

TripAdvisor's "Seasonal Attractions Trend Index" examined search activity year-over-year for a look at "the greatest increase in traveler interest" this season.

And naturally, San Diego showed up on the list.

The San Diego Zoo and Mount Soledad were among the first 15 locations on the list. TripAdvisor measured a 37 percent increase in traffic on San Diego Zoo and a 35 percent bump for Mount Soledad.

The interest in nature and landmarks seems to be across the board.

"This spring, U.S. travelers have shown increased interest in nature and parks as well as sights and landmarks, particularly in the western part of the country," Brooke Ferencsik, senior director of communications for TripAdvisor, said.

If you're to take a little more of a trip, Disney California Adventure theme park and the High Roller Ferris wheel in Las Vegas are also hot destinations this season. 

Here are the top trending attractions, according to the site:

  1. The Grand Ole Opry - Nashville, Tenn. (110 percent traffic increase)
  2. New York Tour - New York City, N.Y. (73 percent traffic increase)
  3. DC Trails - Washington, D.C. (65 percent traffic increase)
  4. Kualoa - Kaneohe, H.I. (65 percent traffic increase)
  5. High Roller - Las Vegas, Nev. (50 percent traffic increase)
  6. Grand Canyon South Rim - Grand Canyon National Park, Ariz. (49 percent traffic increase)
  7. Antelope Canyon - Page, Ariz. (45 percent traffic increase)
  8. Disney California Adventure Park - Anaheim, Calif. (44 percent traffic increase)
  9. Havasu Falls - Supai, Ariz. (42 percent traffic increase)
  10. Garden of the Gods - Colorado Springs, Colo. (42 percent traffic increase)
  11. Beale Street - Memphis, Tenn. (41 percent traffic increase)
  12. San Diego Zoo - San Diego, Calif. (37 percent traffic increase)
  13. Hersheypark - Hershey, Penn. (37 percent traffic increase)
  14. Mount Soledad - La Jolla, Calif. (35 percent traffic increase)
  15. Magnolia Market at the Silos - Waco, Texas (32 percent traffic increase)
  16. Old Town Trolley Tours - Washington D.C. (31 percent traffic increase)
  17. Heard Museum - Phoenix, Ariz. (27 percent traffic increase)
  18. National Civil Rights Museum - Memphis, Tenn. (27 percent traffic increase)
  19. Old Lahaina Luau - Lahaina, H.I. (26 percent traffic increase)Grace
  20. Graceland - Memphis, Tenn. (26 percent traffic increase)

If anything, the list will help you gauge the potential flow of tourists in a given area, which is always helpful in San Diego.

Mark Saunders is a KGTV digital producer. Follow him on Twitter at @10NewsSaunders.