Las Vegas and Cancun top TripAdvisor’s 10 most popular summer destinations

Tourists crowd around the iconic Las Vegas sign on Las Vegas Boulevard to pose for a selfie.
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Americans going on vacation this summer are choosing Las Vegas and Cancun, Mexico, over other destinations, according to travel booking and planning website TripAdvisor.

It also found that 88% of Americans plan to take a vacation this summer, up 6% over last year.

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Looking at search and booking data for the upcoming summer season, TripAdvisor found these 10 places — split between domestic and overseas — to be the top picks.

The website also calculated the cost of a week’s vacation, using average costs for round-trip airfare, hotel, meals and tours.

1. Las Vegas ($2,224, including $384 for round-trip airfare; Southern Californians can fly for much less)

2. Cancun, Mexico ($2,480)

3. Orlando, Fla. ($1,932)

4. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic ($3,098)

5. Myrtle Beach, S.C. ($2,304)

6. New York City ($3,341; cheapest time to go is June 27 to July 3, TripAdvisor says)

7. London ($4,056)


8. Destin, Fla. ($2,807)

9. Paris ($3,579)

10. Playa del Carmen, Mexico ($2,374)


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