As we get ready to bid farewell to 2018, 10Best set out to find last year's best new hotels, restaurants, food halls and attractions from coast to coast. We teamed up with a panel of travel experts to nominate 20 of 2018's best new openings in each of five categories: Best New Hotel, Best New Attraction, Best New Food Hall, Best New Restaurant and Best New Amusement Park Attraction.
We need you to help crown the winners. Vote for your favorites in each category once per day until voting closes on Monday, January 7 at noon ET. The winners will be announced on 10Best on Friday, January 18.
Click on each category below to vote:
Best New Amusement Park Attraction
Each summer season sees a host of new openings at U.S. amusement parks — Photo courtesy of iStock / kuri2000
Each summer, amusement parks across the United States introduce parkgoers to a new lineup of attractions, from extreme thrill rides that push our adrenaline-pumping limits to themed areas that welcome us into whole new worlds. This year was no exception.
Best New Attraction
Which new attraction are you most excited about? — Photo courtesy of Scott Frances for SPYSCAPE
From water parks and theme parks to museums and performance spaces, travelers were treated to a host of new attractions in 2018. With the help of a panel of travel experts, we combed the country for the best new attractions of the year, and now we need you to help us crown the winner.
Best New Food Hall
The food hall trend is alive and well, but which is the best? — Photo courtesy of Darin Kamnetz / Keg And Case West 7th Market
Food halls are one of the biggest trends on the culinary landscape, with an estimated 180 across the U.S. (according to Cushman & Wakefield). With new options opening every month, 10Best wants to know which new food halls – opened in the last year – are the best in the U.S.
Best New Hotel
These 20 hotels are among the most excited debuts of the last year — Photo courtesy of iStock / mustafagull
Whether for work or for pleasure, a hotel stay can make or break a travel experience. Luckily, dozens of new hotels open their doors across the United States each year, offering travelers even greater choice in where to catch their z's.
Best New Restaurant
Hundreds of new restaurants open in the U.S. each year. These are the best of 2018 — Photo courtesy of iStock / PeopleImages
The United States is home to more than a million different restaurants, according to the National Restaurant Association, with hundreds of new options opening up each year. We asked a panel of food and travel experts to nominate their 20 favorite new restaurants to open in the past year, ranging from chef-driven fast casual concepts to high-end dining with a focus on hyper-local and sustainable ingredients.
Remember, you can vote once per day in each category. The 10 nominees with the most votes in each category will be announced on 10Best.com on Friday, January 18.