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Where to go on vacation? Choose your next travel destination.

Submitted by Visit Plus on Thu, 01/24/2019 - 12:13

Where to go on vacation? Many U.S. travel lovers know in advance the desired directions of their travels. Someone cannot decide until the last moment what place (city, country) he would like to visit. See our review of the best travel destinations and recommendations for 2024.

To help travelers plan their next trip, VISIT-PLUS collected information on the most popular destinations among US travelers. You will also find here useful links and tips on how to book a hotel, find a flight or book a guided tour. Information prepared on the basis of statistics, recommendations of tourists and personal experience.

Most of us usually visit the same sights, resorts, cities and countries. We go there guided by the advice of friends and tourist reviews on travel websites. But, the world is much more diverse and interesting. Having gained enough experience, you will be able to choose places to visit yourself and advise others. (Share your experience and recommendations in our facebook group. You may find our Tourist World Map useful too.

How do you want to spend your vacation?

According to statistics, the most popular cities in the USA are Orlando, Las Vegas, San Francisco, New York, Miami, Los Angeles, Anaheim, San Diego, Chicago.

It is simple to give general recommendations, and they are known to all.
If you like warm weather, beaches, the sun, then you might like:
California (Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Malibu, etc.) - in the summer.
Florida (Miami Beach, Daytona Beach, Tampa, Panama City Beach, etc.) - in the winter.
Hawaii (Oahu, Maui, Hawaii, Kauai Islands) - all year round.

If you like urban tourism, you should visit: New York, Orlando, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago.

The best way is to combine or alternate beach vacations, visiting natural attractions and visiting cultural events in cities.

Another type of vacation is sea cruises, which provide great comfort for tourists. A cruise on the Caribbean or the Mediterranean Sea gives you a lot of pleasure and pleasant experiences.

The most popular US travel destinations

These travel destinations will remain the most popular with US tourists in 2023.

See also: U.S. travel destinations map.

New York

New York remains the most visited city in the United States at any time of the year. Central Park, Times Square, Broadway, Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge are the most visited places in the city this year.

You can join a guided tour, climb one of the skyscrapers, watch the musicl in one of the theaters.

Events to visit: The Museum Mile Festival is held in Manhatten every second Tuesday of June.

Hotels Hotels are quite expensive at any time in New York. See our guide to finding a good and affordable place to stay in Manhattan here.

Flights How much is a flight to New York? It depends on many factors. You can find airline tickets at the best price here.

Las Vegas

No need to tell you what Las Vegas offers to tourists. This is a great casino, shows with popular artists, good restaurants and other entertainment.

Inexpensive hotel in Las Vegas, you can book at a price of $ 25 per day (but not on all dates).
The cost of air tickets depends on the place of departure and the airline.

Not only casinos and night shows await you in Las Vegas. You can book a guided tour in the Grand Canyon, by car or by plane. A good reason to see the most famous natural landmark of the United States.

Orlando, FL

Orlando is one of the most popular cities in the USA thanks to its famous theme parks. Orlando is especially good for family holidays.
Florida is famous not only for its amusement parks, but also for its beautiful beaches. The distance from Orlando to the sea is about 60 miles. The nearest beaches on the east coast are Daytona Beach and Cocoa Beach.

Useful link Go to this page to find the right hotel in Orlando. You can book a hotel near the theme park you are interested in. The cost of living varies slightly in different months of the year. (The cheapest prices can be expected in August.)
Flights Compare the cost of the flight to Orlando with different companies on the Internet.
We recommend to rent a car on your vacation time.

Los Angeles

Los Angeles is the most popular tourist city on the west coast. The warm climate of southern California and good beaches create good conditions for summer holidays.
Several world famous museums are located in the city. You can also visit Hollywood and see the Walk of Fame.
A visit to the theme parks is included in most travelers. Not far from the city are "Disneyland" and Universal Studios Hollywood (in the nearby city - Anaheim).
Santa Monica and Malibu attract many beach lovers and surf lovers. Cruise ships depart regularly from the port.

Events to visit: The Vans US Open of Surfing festival is held each summer on the beach next to the Huntington Beach Pier.

Useful link If you are looking for a good hotel near the beach, we can recommend:
5 star hotel Casa Del Mar is oceanfront 5-star hotel with very good location in Santa Monica. We recommend booking this hotel in advance as soon as you know your travel dates.
Useful link You can find a cheaper place to stay in Los Angeles too.

Beach vacation

Hawaii, Florida and California can be considered the best states for a beach holiday. The best US beaches are there.


Hawaiian Islands are located in the North Pacific. The largest islands of the archipelago are the Island of Hawaii (or the Big Island), Maui, Oahu and Kauai. They are also the most popular with tourists. Hawaiian Islands attract tourists with their warm climate and great beaches.

Weather in Hawaii now

The dry season in Hawaii lasts from April to October, and the wet season is from November to March. The climate is very hot and humid, which should be remembered if you do not like extreme temperatures. By air temperature, April, May, September and October are probably the most comfortable time to visit Hawaii.
In fact, you can have a good vacation in Hawaii in any season. The best time to travel to Hawaii also depends on which island you are going to.

The distance from New York to the Hawaiian Islands is approximately 4,900 miles. A direct flight from New York to Honolulu International Airport (HNL) takes approximately 9 hours and 25 minutes.

Flights You, most likely, will buy a plane ticket in the Internet. Look here: the best websites for flight searching.

The best resorts in Hawaii

How to find a good resort hotel? Read customer reviews. We picked up a few hotels, which have got customers reviews fnd best rating. This is a good choice if you are interested in comfort, pools, landscapes and the beach.

  • Four Seasons Resort Hualalai 5 star hotel (5 stars) is located on the island of Hawaii. The hotel has swimming pools, restaurants and a golf course. This is one of the best hotels on the island.
  • Montage Kapalua Bay 5 star hotel (5 stars) is located on the Maui island, in Kapalua Bay. You can book a spacious suite with a fully equipped kitchen. There is a golf course nearby.
  • Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina 5 star hotel (5 stars) is located on the sunny west coast of Oahu island. Honolulu Airport can be reached in less than 30 minutes. You can get to the Arizona and Missouri Memorials at Pearl Harbor in 23 minutes by car.

Useful link Learn more about the best resort hotels in Hawaii.

These hotels provide accommodation with maximum comfort to their guests. You can have a wonderful vacation at these resorts. But living is quite expensive here.

Useful link You can find a cheaper place to stay in Hawaii here yourself.


The warm climate of Florida annually attracts a huge number of tourists. Most tourists come to Florida in the winter. (In the winter, South Florida is one of the warmest places in North America.) Florida is a popular holiday destination for residents of the northern regions of the United States.

Weather in Miami Beach

There are many picturesque beaches on the Gulf Coast and the Atlantic Ocean in Florida. You can visit the theme parks in Orlando if you are tired of spending time on the beach.

South Beach is one of the most famous in the United States (Miami Beach).
But there are many great beaches in the coastal town, for example: New Smyrna Beach, Cocoa Beach, Fernandina Beach and others.

Caribbean cruises are a great way to get the most of your vacation. You should try this.

Useful link If you decide to spend a vacation in Miami Beach, look at our recommendations for choosing a hotel: The best hotels in Miami Beach, or cheap hotels and hostels (hotels with high ratings).

Flights You can find out cost of the flight to the Miami airport and Fort Lauderdale — Hollywood airport online.


California is a very popular state with lovers spending time on the beach. At the same time, it is a great destination at any time of the year. If you want sun, swimming and good weather to spend time on the beach, then it is better for you to come here in late spring, summer or early autumn. You may be disappointed from November to April, even in Southern California. (The weather may be sunny and warm, but the water is cold.) The time from May to October is the best choice if visiting the beach is part of your vacations plan.
The recommendations of experienced tourists - the best places near Los Angeles: Venice Beach, Santa Monica, Hermosa Beach, Malibu.

A good choice (according to reviews of tourists):
The Surfrider Malibu Hotel is located in Malibu, opposite Surfrider Beach. The hotel has an excellent rooftop bar, and a restaurant overlooking the Pacific Ocean. We recommend booking this hotel in advance as soon as you know your travel dates.
The cost of hotel room is from $320, but you can book a cheaper hotel off the coast.

Events to visit (for example):

  • The Vans US Open of Surfing is the world's largest surf competition and lifestyle festival.
  • Santa Barbara festival. The Summer Solstice Celebration is the largest arts summer event in Santa Barbara County.
  • Tournament of Roses in Pasadena. The parade is held every New Year’s Day (unless the holiday falls on a Sunday) along Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena.

If you need a good holiday accommodation in southern California, we can recommend:
4 star hotelMalibu Beach Inn (4 stars). The Malibu Beach Inn offers all-oceanfront rooms with direct access to the private beach. Some rooms have private balconies overlooking the Pacific Ocean. It is located 2 minutes' walk from the Malibu Pier and 19.3 km from downtown Santa Monica.
Check online the cost of living and read vacationers reviews.

Encinitas Luxury Moonlight Beach Rental holiday home provide accommodation with 3 bedrooms, a patio, a coffee machine, a kitchen, a seating area. It is located at a distance of approximately 25 miles from the center of San Diego..
Check online the cost of living and read vacationers reviews.

Useful link You can find a cheaper place to stay in in any city yourself.


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