May 22, 2018

Most Visited Memorial Day Travel Destinations for 2018

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You may be a little surprised to find what this year’s most-visited Memorial Day destinations are.

Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer, and Americans will kick off the season by traveling in near-record numbers. According to AAA, more than 41.5 million Americans will travel this Memorial Day weekend.

So let’s begin. Here’s this year’s list of the most-visited Memorial Day destinations in the U.S., based on AAA advance travel bookings…

Number 10: New York City

Times Square, New York City | RoadGuides
Times Square is the hub of the Broadway theater district and a media center. It also has one of the highest annual attendance rates of any tourist attraction in the world, estimated at 50 million. chensiyuan, 1 times square night 2013CC BY-SA 4.0

Number 9: Denver, Colorado

Denver, Colorado |
Speer Boulevard runs north and south through downtown Denver. Jeffrey Beall, Speer Boulevard Denver, CC BY-SA 3.0

Number 8: Boston, Massachusetts

Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge crosses the Charles River from Downtown Boston.
Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge crosses the Charles River from Downtown Boston. Wsvan; cropped by Beyond My Ken, Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge – Boston, MA crop, CC BY-SA 3.0

Number 7: Anaheim, California

Anaheim, California |
The Sleeping Beauty Castle looking sparkly and lovely for the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration. HarshLight from San Jose, CA, USA, Sleeping Beauty Castle (28926761750), CC BY 2.0

Number 6: Phoenix, Arizona

Phoenix, Arizona |
Northern skyline, downtown Phoenix, Sunnyslope Mountain clearly visible in background.

Number 5: Anchorage, Alaska

Anchorage, Alaska |
Anchorage skyline and Bootleggers Cove, viewed from Point Woronzof Park Frank K. from Anchorage, Alaska, USA, Anchorage on an April evening, CC BY 2.0

Number 4: Las Vegas, Nevada

Las Vegas, Nevada |
Downtown Las Vegas with the Las Vegas Valley in the background, as seen from the Nevada Supreme Court. Rmvisuals, DowntownLasVegas, CC BY-SA 4.0

Number 3: Honolulu, Hawaii

Honolulu, Hawaii |
Aerial view of H-1 (looking east) from Honolulu Airport heading into downtown Honolulu

Number 2: Seattle, Washington

Seattle, Washington |
Downtown Seattle, Washington and the Bainbridge Island ferry. During the past few decades many high rises have gone up.

Number 1: Orlando, Florida

Orlando, Florida |
Night view of the Orlando skyline. Bill Dickinson (websites [2][3]), OrlandoNightSkyline, CC BY-SA 3.0