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Las Vegas Ranks #2 As Summer Vacation Destination

Many More Hitting The Road This Year Than Last

May 20, 2019 - 6:54 am

LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - When you think of popular summertime vacation destinations, you have the beach, the lake, the mountains. But the desert? Not so much. The lure of Las Vegas, though, is too much for travelers to resist

A new survey from TripAdvisor ranks Las Vegas as the 2nd most-popular summer vacation destination, trailing only kid-friendly Orlando, Florida.

Part of the reason for the popularity of Las Vegas over the hot summer months may be the affordability. The average hotel room rate of $167/night was the cheapest of any of the top 10 cities on the list.

Behind Orlando and Las Vegas, the rest of the top 10 summer destination list include Myrtle Beach, SC, Maui, New York City, Key West, New Orleans, Ocean City, MD, San Diego, and Virginia Beach VA.

In a sign that points to a healthy economy, 92 percent of those taking part in the TripAdvisor survey say they plan to hit the road this summer, a healthy jump over the 80 percent who said they planned to take a summer vacation trip in 2018.

Popular destinations were determined by booking interest from U.S. travelers for summer (June - August) 2019. Booking interest includes hotel and attraction commerce clicks/revenue.