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Staycation: New Report Lists Top US Destinations For Those Who Vacation At Home

8 top US destinations for a staycation
Staycation in the US [Image by Frauke Feind from Pixabay]
Since the end of the pandemic, travel is back with a vengeance with international flights facing high demand, tourism records broken and new destinations found. However, international travel doesn’t come cheap and for this reason, many Americans are traveling locally, enjoying their late summer vacation in the US. According to a new report, there are eight, top destinations on Americans’ minds right now. Read on to find out which destinations are popular with American travelers in the fall of 2023.

8 most popular US destinations for Americans

1. Las Vegas, Nevada

Las Vegas, Nevada for a fun family vacation
Staycation in Las Vegas [Image by David Mark from Pixabay]
While Las Vegas is one of the most popular destinations for international travelers, it is also the number one location for American travelers this year. Not only is Sin City popular for the bright lights of the Strip, but also for great entertainment and fine dining. Meanwhile, besides those obvious attractions, Las Vegas is also the perfect base camp for visiting Death Valley, the Hoover Dam and the Grand Canyon. Of course, fall is the ideal time to visit, with lower temperatures, smaller crowds and cheaper hotel prices.

2. New York City, New York

Staycation in New York City
New York City [Image by Leonhard Niederwimmer from Pixabay]
The Big Apple is popular with international tourists and local travelers alike, with its iconic landmarks like Central Park and Times Square. However, New York City also has endless other attractions to explore, like Broadway, shopping expeditions and more. Naturally, the city is always busy and it does tend to be expensive, but travelers head here any time of the year.

3. Miami, Florida

Miami, Florida
Miami, Florida [Image by Karen Ross from Pixabay]
For those seeking beautiful beaches, amazing dining and lively nightlife, Miami is always a popular destination for Americans. The city is influenced by Latin America, making it colorful and lively, but also one of the best locations for museums, arts, festivals and more.

4. San Diego, California

San Diego, California staycation
San Diego, California [Image by sanguin2 from Pixabay]
With its many attractions, the Bohemian city of San Diego is always popular with singles, couples, and families. Besides its gorgeous beaches, there are major places to explore, including Birch Aquarium, the Maritime Museum, California Surf Museum and pretty Balboa Park. This is an ideal spot for an enjoyable staycation in the US.

5. Chicago, Illinois

Cruise on the Fred A. Busse
Cruise on the Fred A. Busse [Image Chicago Fireboat Tours/Facebook]
Known for its art and culture scene, Chicago is especially popular right now, with many excellent museums and theaters to visit. However, the city is also perfect for fresh air fun, with Millennium Park and Lincoln Park ideal for relaxation. Moreover, the lakefront is a great draw, with Navy Pier and Monroe Harbor to visit.

6. Nashville, Tennessee

Nashville, Tennessee
Staycation in Nashville [Image by Paul Brennan from Pixabay]
The musical Mecca of Nashville is a great destination for music lovers. The city’s studios have hosted Dolly Parton and Elvis Presley, while the Hall of Fame and Country Music Museum are both great to explore. However, the city also features the Cheekwood Botanical Garden for relaxation in the fall fresh air.

7. New Orleans, Lousiana

New Orleans, Louisiana
Music in the streets of New Orleans [Image by Denise Grisham from Pixabay]
New Orleans is always a popular draw for those who love jazz music and delicious seafood gumbo. The city is one of the party capitals of the nation, but also has a historic side to visit the iconic French Quarter, Saint Louis Cathedral and Louis Armstrong Park. Naturally, New Orleans comes alive each year with its famous and colorful Mardi Gras.

8. Orlando, Florida

Orlando, Florida
Orlando, Florida [Image by Brady Pevehouse from Pixabay]
While Orlando is renowned for its theme parks, this lively city has so much more to offer. The city makes the perfect base to explore Florida’s beautiful coastline and enjoy nature at its best. Even better, Orlando has great weather almost all year, except for the hurricane season in most of the fall.

Americans can thoroughly enjoy these popular destinations without leaving the country or getting their passports stamped. Now that summer is almost over, make a plan to enjoy the fall.


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