If you’re looking for some inspiration on your upcoming summer vacation, a new survey by Allianz Global Assistance is here to help. The group analyzed travel bookings from May through September and came up with the top summer travel destinations for 2019.

When it comes to international travel, Mexico and the Caribbean took home the top 10 spots for the most popular destinations this summer––pass the umbrella drinks, please! So what are the other can’t-miss hot spots? Keep scrolling to get all the details!

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Despite an overall drop in tourism this year, Cancún, Mexico continues to be a must-see destination. Two other Mexican cities join the top 10 list for this summer, San José del Cabo and Puerto Vallarta. Missing from this year’s list? Surprising European cities like London and France!

Top 10 international summer destinations:

  1. Cancún, Mexico
  2. Aruba Island, Aruba
  3. San José del Cabo, Mexico
  4. Nassau, Bahamas
  5. Higuey, Dominican Republic
  6. Montego Bay, Jamaica
  7. Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
  8. San Juan, Puerto Rico
  9. Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
  10. Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

The Allianz survey interprets the top destinations as a reflection of Americans desires to stay close to home, as opposed to traveling beyond the comforts of our geographic neighbors.

When it comes to domestic travel, cities with large tourist attractions (theme parks, shows) still garner the most summer traffic. Expect to see lots of fellow travelers at the top 10 destinations below.

  1. Orlando
  2. New York City
  3. Seattle
  4. Las Vegas
  5. Boston
  6. Los Angeles
  7. Maui
  8. Honolulu
  9. San Francisco
  10. Portland

Whether you’re planning the vacation of a lifetime or plan on making your staycation the best ever, happy travels!

––Karly Wood

 

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