Meet the Top Vacation Destinations for Americans This Summer

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Summer is just around the corner, and millions of Americans are counting down the days until their vacations, with most U.S. travelers planning trips to warm-weather destinations. AAA Travel bookings has put together a list of the top destinations that Americans are planning on visiting, both domestic and international.

Orlando has retained its top spot as the most visited domestic travel destination, while Honolulu and Maui, Hawaii, have both grown in popularity compared with last summer.

Bill Sutherland, senior vice president, AAA Travel and Publishing, commented:

This is shaping up to be another banner season for travel as Americans look to get out and enjoy themselves in the summer sun. Travelers are making plans now to visit theme parks, sail away on cruise vacations, relax at the beach and explore cities in the U.S. and across the globe.

These are top domestic summer travel destinations, based on AAA Travel bookings for trips June 1 through August 15:

  1. Orlando, Florida
  2. Honolulu, Hawaii
  3. Anchorage, Alaska
  4. Seattle, Washington
  5. Los Angeles/Anaheim, California
  6. Maui, Hawaii
  7. Fairbanks, Alaska
  8. Las Vegas, Nevada
  9. Boston, Massachusetts
  10. Salt Lake City, Utah

More than one-third of families who are planning a trip together this year will visit an international destination. Rome has regained its standing as the most popular locale for international summer vacations, while Dublin and Paris both continue to climb in the rankings. Beach destinations in Jamaica, the Dominican Republic and Mexico can also expect an influx of travelers this summer.

AAA’s top international summer travel destinations:

  1. Rome, Italy
  2. Vancouver, British Columbia
  3. Dublin, Ireland
  4. London, England
  5. Paris, France
  6. Montego Bay, Jamaica
  7. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
  8. Calgary, Alberta
  9. Cancun, Mexico
  10. Amsterdam, Netherlands
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