TripAdvisor Reveals the 10 Most Popular U.S. Summer Destinations


TripAdvisor recently surveyed more than 3,500 of their U.S. users to find out what the most popular summer travel destinations and trends are. One of the biggest trends for summer travel will be road trips with 60% of U.S. travelers planning a long drive this summer. The most popular type of trip was “beach/ocean” with 22% of those surveyed reporting that they were heading to the water.

Not surprisingly 97% of travelers planning to stay at hotels reported that “value for money” is important. With that being said, these are the most popular 2019 travel destinations—along with less expensive (and perhaps less crowded) alternatives:

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TripAdvisor’s Summer Savings Travel Tips:

  • Las Vegas has some of the lowest hotel rates at about $167 per night.

  • Headed to Hawaii? Consider staying on the island of Oahu for 38% savings on hotels, compared to the average seasonal rates on Maui.


Lizzy Sherman is an award-winning digital content writer/editor. She has been a featured guest speaker at Cal State University Northridge, Digital LA and The National Association of Audience Marketing Professionals. When she's not writing, Lizzy enjoys yoga and playing guitar. Follow her on Instagram: @zillizy