Stat: Florida, California Top Thanksgiving and Christmas Destinations

Warm-weather destinations are topping the charts this Thanksgiving and Christmas travel season, according to a new data analysis from The Priceline Group. The brand recently looked at thousands of sold airline tickets for the upcoming holidays to see where residents across the country will be headed this season. 


The number one out-of-state destination this Thanksgiving and Christmas is Florida, with California coming in as a close second. Travelers on the East Coast are heading south, and Midwest states are heading further west. Additionally, warm weather states are heading for colder weather and cold weather states are heading for warmer weather, such as Floridians flying to New York.  

For the analysis, Thanksgiving travel is defined as departing between November 20 and 27, and Christmas travel as departing between December 19 and 31. 

Source: Priceline