TripAdvisor used a data-driven way to name its "Destinations on the Rise," looking at millions of reviews on its site to determine venues and destinations that saw the greatest positive increases last year. Based on that actvity, plus searches and bookings, TripAdvisor tabbed 10 travel hotspots in the U.S. you should consider for your 2018 trips. 1. Kapaa, Hawaii: Nestled at the base of Nounou (the Sleeping Giant) Mountain on Kauai, Kapaa is a tourist-friendly spot with a diverse array of hotels, shopping centers and restaurants. The Kinipopo Shopping Village is a favorite among travelers for its fun eateries and small keepsake shops. Fans of water sports will have plenty to do with options for snorkeling, kayaking and water skiing. Average annual Kapaa hotel price: $251 per night. Highly rated value hotel: Courtyard Kaua'i at Coconut Beach – current TripAdvisor pricing as low as $259 per night.