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Chapter 4: American Travel Habits

Night time view of the Las Vegas strip - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Night time view of the Las Vegas strip - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

The River Walk at dusk in San Antonio, Texas, USA

The River Walk at dusk in San Antonio, Texas, USA

The Golden Gate Bridge as seen from the Pacific Ocean Beach - San Francisco, California, USA

The Golden Gate Bridge as seen from the Pacific Ocean Beach - San Francisco, California, USA

Top U.S. Destinations for American Travelers                                                                                   

Despite hotel room rates rising an average of 10% from the last year, Las Vegas once again ranks number one in Americans’ hearts as their favorite U.S. travel destination. Sin City was followed closely by the Big Apple with New York in second place, and Orlando coming in as the third most popular U.S destination.

Of the top 10 most popular domestic destinations for Americans, three cities are in California. San Diego, San Francisco and Los Angeles ranked as the fifth, sixth and seventh most popular destinations, respectively. Two cities in Texas, Houston and San Antonio, rounded out the top ten most popular destinations in ninth and tenth place, respectively.

Top Ten Domestic Destinations
for Americans

Rank City State Country Year
1 Las Vegas NV United States 2011
2 New York NY United States 2011
3 Orlando FL United States 2011
4 Chicago IL United States 2011
5 San Diego CA United States 2011
6 San Francisco CA United States 2011
7 Los Angeles CA United States 2011
8 Washington DC United States 2011
9 Houston TX United States 2011
10 San Antonio TX United States 2011