Virginia Beach, Williamsburg, parts of Outer Banks named most popular summer travel destinations

Posted at 3:58 PM, May 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-18 15:59:06-04

Virginia Beach was named among the most popular destinations in the country!

TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site, announced its 2019 Summer Vacation Value Report, highlighting the 10 most popular U.S. destinations for this summer, based on hotel booking interest from U.S. travelers.

Despite that these destinations are the ultimate 2019 summer getaways, travelers can still find a good value. The report highlights attractive, alternative destinations where travelers can save up to 38 percent on their summer hotel by comparison.

Virginia Beach was #10 on the list of most popular US Summer destinations with Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head and Williamsburg being mentioned as some of the affordable alternatives.

TripAdvisor’s report says that the average Summer cost for a hotel in Virginia Beach is $272 whereas in Williamsburg it is $183. The average summer cost for a hotel in Kill Devil Hills is $200 with Nags Head being around $229.

Here are the 10 most popular US Summer destinations in ranking order:
1. Orlando, FL
2. Las Vegas, NV
3. Myrtle Beach, SC
4. Maui, HI
5. New York City, NY
6. Key West, FL
7. New Orleans, LA
8. Ocean City, MD
9. San Diego, CA
10. Virginia Beach, VA

The alternative list to the most popular destinations as as listed:
1. Kissimmee, FL
2. Reno, NV
3. Kill Devil Hills, NC
4.Oahu, HI
5.Philadelphia, PA
6.Key Largo, FL
7.Miami, FL
8.Nags Head, NC
9.Mammoth Lakes, CA
10. Williamsburg, VA

According to a recent survey of more than 3,500 U.S. based TripAdvisor users:

  • Value for money is important to almost all travelers (97%) that are planning to stay in a hotel for summer vacation. In fact, most survey respondents (15%) said they expect to spend $501-$1,000 total on their summer trip, inclusive of airfare, hotel and activities.
  • Almost half of U.S. travelers will travel as a couple this summer (48%) and more than a third (37%) of vacationers will be families.
  • Road trips are trending with 60% of U.S. travelers planning a long drive this summer. Most (21%) will drive more than 1,000 miles, and popular driving destinations are the Midwest (18%), Northeast (17%), Southeast (14%).
  • Most popular trip type: Beach/ocean (22%)
  • Number of summer trips per traveler: Two (39%)
  • Where in the world: Domestic (55%)
  • Length of trip: One week (35%)