Stats: Orlando, New Orleans Top Fourth of July Travel Destinations

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Fourth of July is right around the corner and Americans will be taking an extended weekend vacation in search of sprawling beaches, barbecues and lively parties, and Orlando and New Orleans are leading the pack of travel spots for travelers looking to get away, according to new data from

According to, 38 percent of travelers become closer to family and around one in five make long-lasting friendships while on vacation (24%). Additionally, 46 percent of American travelers claimed the best trips they’ve ever taken are last-minute trips and 76 percent said road trips.  

  1. Orlando
  2. Myrtle Beach
  3. New York
  4. Las Vegas
  5. Virginia Beach
  6. San Diego
  7. Ocean City
  8. Los Angeles
  9. New Orleans
  10. Washington

And for those looking for the fastest growing destinations for Fourth of July, found the following cities to be trending, based on current bookings:

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  1. New Orleans
  2. Los Angeles
  3. Orlando
  4. Chicago
  5. Virginia Beach
  6. New York
  7. Ocean City
  8. Panama City Beach
  9. Washington
  10. Miami Beach


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