A list of 10 popular travel destinations in the U.S. was forecast for 2018 and a city in the state of Texas snagged the No. 2 spot. TripAdvisor spotlighted the town of Waco as the trending destination.

The travel and restaurant website company compiled its list by evaluating year-over-year positive TripAdvisor travel review ratings for hotels, restaurants and attractions, and by tracking an increase in search and booking interest for cities in the U.S.

Waco’s Mammoth National Monument, Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum, and Magnolia Market at the Silos are a few of the city’s top draws. But attractions in Waco are a small portion of the multitude of things to see and do in The Lone Star State.

Another notable city within the second-largest state in the Union is Midland. This 172 square-mile town is the county seat of Midland County and is home to a little over 130,000 residents. One of Midland’s most intriguing attractions is the George W. Bush Childhood Home. The Bush family purchased the residence in 1951 for $9,000 and lived there until late 1955. The 1,400 square-foot home located at 1412 W. Ohio Avenue was built in 1940. Today, it has become an historic house that was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2004. It was purchased for $100,000 to become the museum, and was dedicated on April 11, 2006.

It seems that the city of Midland was destined for greatness, having once been home to the future 41st and 43rd presidents of the United States, the 43rd governor of Florida, Jeb Bush, as well as the birthplace of former First Lady, Laura Bush.

On the TripAdvisor list, Kapaa, Hawaii held the No.1 spot. Lexington, Kentucky came in at No.10.


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