In Tripadvisor’s recently released Best of the Best Destinations list, the travel company named New Orleans, Louisiana, as the best domestic, food-focused travel destination. The designation is based on the “quality and quantity of reviews” received at restaurants in the city between October 2022 and September 2023.  

Groups that visit The Big Easy will be met with a smorgasbord of culinary delights that include gumbo, crawfish etouffee, jambalaya, beignets, po-boys, fried seafood, and so much more. For some of the top culinary destinations within the iconic city, visit the Faubourg Marigny, Garden District, or Uptown neighborhoods for myriad French, Spanish, Caribbean, Sicilian, African, and Cajun offerings. 

“With its famed culinary scene, New Orleans has held onto its title [of] No. 1 Food Destination in the U.S. for a second year in a row,” Tripadvisor explains in its report. “Overall, Southern destinations rank highly among foodies on Tripadvisor, with six of the top 10 cities in the American South.”  

Also included on the list of top culinary destinations are Charleston, South Carolina; Maui, Hawaii; New York City, New York; Savannah, Georgia; Nashville, Tennessee; Miami Beach, Florida; Boston, Massachusetts; Asheville, North Carolina; and San Diego, California.

Main Image: An assortment of New Orleans culinary dishes, Credit: Adobe/Peter