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Cancun and Cabo are the Most Popular Holiday Destinations for American Travelers

By Tribune Travel

December 28, 2022

According to Allianz Partners USA’s Top 10 Holiday Destinations survey, the number of Americans looking for winter vacation destinations increased by 17% from 2021.

Allianz Partners looked at roughly 3 million round-trip schedules for flights leaving American airports between December 17 and December 29, 2022. 89% of the travel plans were for domestic trips, and 11% were for overseas ones.

So, where are people going? Here are the top 5 local and foreign vacation spots for 2022.

Beach and sea in Cancun

Top 5 U.S. holiday destinations for 2022

1: New York City

2: Seattle, WA

3: Orlando, FL

4: Phoenix, AZ

5: Los Angeles, CA

Top 5 international holiday destinations for 2022

1: CancĂșn, Mexico

Cancun is the most well-liked foreign vacation spot for Americans thanks to its deliciously warm climate and enticing beaches. You might encounter traditional Mexican holiday celebrations in addition to the sun and fun that the majority of visitors seek. In Valladolid’s historic district, Iglesia de San Servacio has a nativity scene and holiday decorations.

2: San José del Cabo, Mexico

Travelers who avoid the large resorts of nearby Cabo San Lucas have quickly made this beautiful community in Baja California their go-to getaway destination. The whale-watching season starts on December 15 when humpback whales arrive after making their yearly migration from colder waters.

aerial view of a hotel in San Jose del Cabo

3: London, England

4: Montego Bay, Jamaica

5: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

The 12 days of La Guadalupana, when people honor the Virgin of Guadalupe, are one of the most important holidays in Puerto Vallarta. In the heart of Puerto Vallarta, Juarez Street is the scene of countless parades.

This resort city on Mexico’s western coast offers a ton of excitement in December, even if you do not make it to La Guadalupana. Visit the numerous craft markets, go snorkeling or kayaking in Los Arcos Marine Park, or stroll the Malecon Boardwalk.

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