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An overwhelming 88% of Americans plan to take a vacation this summer, according to a recent survey. So where’s everybody going? Summer travel seems to be almost exclusively domestic this year; Cancun, Mexico, is the only international destination to break the top 10, taking over the top slot from Orlando. The survey also shows a trend toward urban getaways, with cities accounting for half of the destinations, including a few surprises like Boston and Denver. And now, without further ado, we present this year’s 10 top summer travel destinations, complete with average flight and hotel prices:

Top 10 Travel Summer Travel Destinations 2014


Looking for a few tips on avoiding the rush? Here are a few things to keep in mind when booking your summer vacation:

· The majority of travelers prefer to take summer vacations in June and July (71 percent). For those that can hold out just a bit longer, Orbitz editors suggest traveling in August.

· Travelers can expect the biggest crowds of the summer on the Friday before Memorial Day (May 23).

· The July Fourth holiday falls on a Friday this year. Nearly 60 percent of travelers are taking an additional vacation day to take advantage of the long weekend and will be leaving on Thursday, July 3 – also one of the top 10 busiest travel days this summer.

· The busiest travel days for summer are Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Travelers should consider vacations on Sunday through Wednesday for lower volume days, which could also result in less cost.

Tagged: Destinations, Family time, Hawaii, Mexico, Top 10 Lists, Uncategorized

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