- The average flight to a popular summer destination costs $294.07, lasts 3 hours and 46 minutes and has 0.4 connections.
- The Las Vegas metro area is the most attractive destination in the West and the Washington, D.C. metro area is the most attractive destination on the East Coast.
- Florida and Texas are home to the most top summer destinations in the U.S., each with at least two metro areas in the top 15. On the other hand, Connecticut has one of the largest numbers of most unpopular summer destinations.
- The Kansas metro area has the lowest nightly rate for a three-star hotel room, $35, which is five times less expensive than in San Diego, the metro area with the highest at $175.
The following are the top 15 places to visit in the U.S. this summer, as judged by the WalletHub survey. You can check out the full report for all 100, and as you plan your trip, you might also want to look at Best Travel Credit Cards and Currency Exchange reports.
|Destination (Metro Area)||Total Score||‘Travel Costs & Hassles’ Rank||‘Local Costs’ Rank||‘Attractions’ Rank||‘Weather’ Rank||‘Activities’ Rank||‘Safety’ Rank|
|1||Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area||69.04||38||14||7||62||1||65|
|2||Austin-Round Rock, TX Metro Area||68.61||11||28||11||21||17||31|
|3||Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metro Area||66.48||30||60||12||19||11||11|
|4||Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metro Area||65.65||13||86||3||55||3||43|
|5||Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area||64.95||6||17||22||41||33||44|
|6||Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area||64.66||44||10||1||77||7||79|
|7||Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metro Area||64.57||3||30||38||48||15||24|
|8||Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area||64.37||20||32||24||40||14||29|
|9||Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin, TN Metro Area||64.26||5||27||20||6||39||74|
|10||New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area||64.19||29||88||5||66||4||10|
|11||Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA Metro Area||64.05||1||78||21||15||12||49|
|12||San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metro Area||62.03||23||7||19||38||44||89|
|13||Oklahoma City, OK Metro Area||61.67||10||5||55||17||79||69|
|14||Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN Metro Area||61.54||25||11||30||16||56||60|
|15||Raleigh, NC Metro Area||61.30||16||24||42||22|