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Summer is the perfect time to take a moment to get away from it all, and it’s far and away the most popular time of the year to take a vacation. As summer approaches once again, we have figured out which destinations should be the hottest for vacationers this season.


Each year, TripAdvisor performs a summer travel survey of more than 2,500 respondents from the United States. The survey allows the company to determine what the hottest destinations are and how many people intend to travel over the summer and compare those results to previous years. Domestically, TripAdvisor discovered that people will be flocking to the following destinations the most this summer:

  1. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
  2. Las Vegas, Nevada
  3. New York City, New York
  4. Destin, Florida
  5. Ocean City, Maryland
  6. Orlando, Florida
  7. Virginia Beach, Virginia
  8. San Francisco, California
  9. San Diego, California
  10. Key West, Florida

The majority of these destinations are either major cities which have a draw throughout the year, or they are beachside towns with luxurious resorts perfect for a relaxing vacation filled with lots of fun in the sun.


TripAdvisor’s top international destinations are not determined by the same survey but by an algorithm that looks into how many positive reviews and ratings each international location received over the past year. For 2014, the hottest international destinations appear to be:

  1. Istanbul, Turkey
  2. Rome, Italy
  3. London, England
  4. Beijing, China
  5. Prague, Czech Republic
  6. Marrakesh, Morocco
  7. Paris, France
  8. Hanoi, Vietnam
  9. Siem Reap, Cambodia
  10. Shanghai, China

Rome, London, Paris and Prague have long been top international destinations, but we are pleased to see travelers branching out into the Middle East and Southeast Asia instead of just sticking to the familiarity of Europe. Cities like Hanoi, Beijing, Siem Reap and Marrakesh have all risen drastically in their popularity on TripAdvisor within the last year.

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While TripAdvisor certainly has its top picks on where to go this summer, we believe that the top summer vacation destination is wherever you want to go, and we want to help you get there. Our Atlanta private jet charters will help to make your summer trip the luxurious vacation it should be, whether you choose to go a state over or halfway around the world. Get a free quote today on your dream destination by filling out the form at