Here Are The Top 20 Summer Vacation Destinations


This summer, travelers are expected to spend close to $83 billion through online booking sites. 

This represents an increase of 5.5 percent since 2015, according to a recent release of the personal-finance website WalletHub’s 2016  Best Summer Travel Destinations report. 

The list supplements its recent Currency Exchange and Best Travel Credit Card studies.


Here are the top 20 destinations:

  1. Las Vegas, NV

2 Salt Lake City, UT

3 Orlando, FL

4 Los Angeles, CA

5 Atlanta, GA

6 Dallas, TX

7 Greenville, SC

8 Charleston, SC

9 Houston, TX

10 Sacramento, CA

11 Tulsa, OK

12 St. Louis, MO

13 Chicago, IL

14 Albuquerque, NM

15 Oklahoma City, OK

16 Columbia, SC

17 Austin, TX

18 Cincinnati, OH

19 Phoenix, AZ

20 New York, NY

Comparing the Best and Worst

The average flight to a popular summer destination costs $304, lasts four hours and 28 minutes, and has 0.5 connections.

The Las Vegas metro area is the most attractive destination on the West Coast and the New York metro area on the East Coast.

California, South Carolina, Texas and Oklahoma are home to the top summer destinations in the U.S., each with at least two metro areas in the top 15. Oppositely, Connecticut and New York are each home to the largest numbers of the most unpopular summer destinations.

The Charleston, S.C., metro area has the lowest cost of a three-star hotel, $31, which is nearly six times less expensive than in Cleveland, the metro area with the highest, $184.

The Salt Lake City metro area has the most diversity of attractions, which is two times more than in Akron, Ohio, the metro area with the lowest.
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