Where Are You Traveling This Fall? According to Tripadvisor, These Are the Most Popular Destinations

The new study reports that 81 percent of Americans surveyed are staying stateside this autumn.

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Believe it or not, it is already halfway through the year—and that means that fall is nearly here! While the summer is usually dedicated to traveling to your favorite destinations, autumn poses another perfect time to pack up and take off to see a new locale as the temperatures start to cool off and foliage covers landscapes. According to a new study by Tripadvisor, Americans are opting for travel within the United States this fall: 81 percent are planning to stay stateside.

As for how people are traveling during the season? Many are taking the long route: Over 40 percent of American travelers are planning to take nearly seven hours to get to their destination. Plus, 49 percent are catching flights to get there. After arriving at the location, 56 percent of over 2,700 Americans surveyed said that they plan to stay for at least four nights, and 33 percent plan to stay for five or more nights.

The Most Popular Domestic Destinations

  1. Las Vegas, Nevada
  2. New York, New York
  3. Orlando, Florida
  4. Honolulu, Hawaii
  5. Lahaina, Hawaii
  6. Key West, Florida
  7. Nashville, Tennessee
  8. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
  9. New Orleans, Louisiana
  10. Miami Beach, Florida

According to Tripadvisor's Fall Travel Index, people are also choosing destinations based on a few categories: 54 percent of Americans are traveling for food, 52 percent for activities, 48 percent for the people, 48 percent for scenery, and 40 percent for warmer weather.

Tripadvisor also shares the top-trending international destinations Americans are traveling to this fall, based on the fastest-growing locations year over year.

The Most Popular International Destinations

  1. Turks & Caicos
  2. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  3. Singapore, Singapore
  4. London, United Kingdom
  5. Bangkok, Thailand
  6. Boracay, Philippines
  7. Munich, Germany
  8. Como, Italy
  9. Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  10. Monterosso al Mare, Italy
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