The Best U.S. Islands: 2022 Readers’ Choice Awards
Now in its 35th year, our annual Readers’ Choice Awards continues to capture the travel experiences our readers love best, from hotels and airlines to cruises and islands. Plus: Odes to the properties that keep you coming back, meditations on beloved cities, and more.
The numbers prove what we already knew: Enthusiasm for travel has never been higher, as demonstrated by the nearly quarter of a million of you who filled out this year’s survey. From the top large U.S. city to the top international airline, this year’s list is a testament to the staying power of perennial favorites, through thick and thin.
Think you have to head to the Caribbean for an island getaway? Not necessarily. In the spirit of revisiting old haunts and discovering exciting new places, you made perennial Low Country favorite Hilton Head Island your top American pick, and relative unknown Fernando de Noronha, in Brazil, your favorite in Central and South America. Here are the best U.S. islands, as voted by Traveler readers.
View the Reader's Choice Awards winners for best islands in the world here.