Top 10 Domestic Travel Destinations – Plus Others

According to the U.S. Travel Association forecast report, total domestic travel expenditures are expected to increase by $36.1 billion this year over last. So, where is everyone going?

Based on the Orbitz Insider Index, top U.S. destinations in order of popularity have historically been:

  1. Las Vegas, NV
  2. New York, NY
  3. Chicago, IL
  4. San Francisco, CA
  5. San Diego, CA
  6. Orlando, FL
  7. Honolulu, HI
  8. New Orleans, LA
  9. Washington, DC
  10. Miami, FL

Boston and Los Angeles also made Trip Advisor’s list in 2013.

Alternate Destinations

Those above are the most popular but not everyone wants to follow the crowd.  Looking for something different? Consider the following alternatives recommended for 2013 by Lonely Planet, who also recommends San Francisco and the Gulf Coast:

  •  Louisville, KY
  •  Fairbanks, AK
  •  San Juan Islands, WA
  •  Philadelphia, PA
  •  American Samoa (U.S. Territory)
  •  Eastern Sierra, CA
  •  Northern Maine
  •  Twin Cities, MN
  •  Verde Valley, AZ
  •  Glacier National Park, MT

Reproduced with permission of Lonely Planet. © Lonely Planet, 2013

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