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Gulf Shores, Alabama

The BP oil spill in the Gulf put a damper on tourism, but the coastal area has bounced back. Vacationers come for the ocean fishing (and ocean-fish eating), beaches, and golf. A lot of golf: nine golf clubs and one state-owned, 18-hole course.

Year in Review 2012: America's Most Popular Attractions

December 15, 2012

From Disneyland to Dollywood, Yahoo! searches for travel spots are all over the map. Here, the top 10 travel destinations sought out on the Web. -- By Claudine Zap, Yahoo!