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Google Reveals The Top 10 Most Popular U.S. Cities To Visit This Summer

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Now that all the solar eclipse shenanigans have finished, it seems travelers are setting their sights on making summer travel plans.

According to Google, travelers have their top destinations picked, with some planning to make full use of their passports, while others plan to stay in the States.

Female tourist taking photo in Rome

Google has gathered real-time data and revealed the top 10 destinations travelers are most excited about this summer between June 1 – August 31.

  • 10) Athens, Greece
  • 9) Seattle, Washington
  • 8) Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 7) Orlando, Florida

6) Cancun, Mexico

Aerial shot of Cancun resorts

Cancun should probably be the least surprising on the list, given it's statistically the most popular international getaway for U.S. travelers.

What some may find surprising is Cancun was numero uno on the same list last year and has now fallen out of the top 5.

That being said, Tulum has since opened a brand new airport with direct flights from the U.S. Factoring in the highly anticipated Maya Train now open too, flying into Cancun is no longer a requirement.

More travelers may be electing to hop around all the trendy beach towns throughout Quintana Roo rather than stick to a classic Cancun vacation, but Americans' favorite beach spot definitely isn't going anywhere.

The magnificent blue waters, incredible resorts, and all-around fun for all ages are here for the long haul despite the lower ranking.

5) New York, New York

Tourists in Central Park on nice day

Is there any U.S. city more iconic than the Big Apple? Exploring the urban jungle never gets old. Many travelers flock here even in the dead of winter as the city transforms into a magical winter wonderland.

Summer activates a whole new personality in this action-packed city, however.

With so many flight options, travelers can get here in a New York minute from just about anywhere.

Home to luxe name-brand hotels, culturally rich neighborhoods, and some of the world's most famous sites, New York City is both modern and timeless.

We may take Ubers everywhere else, but yellow taxis are a staple in this city. Despite traffic, getting around can actually be part of the fun, as you just never know what you might see on a New York subway.

Whether visiting Central Park, a world-renowned restaurant or a Broadway show, tourists can have the time of their lives 24/7 as NYC really is the ‘city that never sleeps'.

4) Rome, Italy

Woman with glass of wine observing view in Rome

You can click your ruby slippers all you want, but there is truly no place like Rome. This city's attractions are incomparable even as other European cities have tried to take on the their moniker.

Seeing Rome crack the top 5 should be no surprise, as Americans have fallen in love with Italy this year.

Not to say Italy is a hidden gem by any means. How could it be with classic historical destinations like Rome?

From the Colosseum, Pantheon, and so much more, perusing the historic streets of Rome leaves travelers speechless.

And the food and wine alone are worth the trip…

3) Tokyo, Japan

People walking in the historic district of Akihabara in Tokyo

Tokyo is having a moment this year. Always an iconic bucket-list destination, more travelers plan on turning that dream into reality this summer.

Despite Japan laying down some new ground rules for tourists, this shouldn't deter tourists from exploring one of the most fascinating cities on the planet.

The same way you never know what you'll witness on a New York subway, this goes for the entire city of Tokyo.

One minute, you're on a quiet train intermixed into the city's modest polite culture, and the next, you're on a real-life Mario Kart tour.

Tokyo is an endless playground for travelers and one of the most affordable gateways into Asia this year.

2) Paris, France

Woman with suitcase observing Eiffel Tower

Paris is going to be hit and miss this summer for travelers – a hit for those who are visiting the host of the Summer Olympics and a miss for those who want to experience real Paris.

It's hard to knock one of the most visited cities in the world, but it's undeniable that the city will take on a whole new vibe when the Olympic crowds invade this summer.

Yes, the Eiffel Tower, delightful sidewalk cafes, and world-renowned museums will all still be here, but Paris's summer surge is mainly due to one of the world's biggest events.

1) London, U.K.

Double decker buses on festive street in London

Americans wanting a taste of Europe this summer have crowned London as the top destination. It seems travelers are swapping one iconic city for another as the Olympic crowds may not be their cup of tea.

London is a great city across the board for all types of travelers, and summer is one of the best times of the year to visit.

It has warm, sunny weather despite its dreary reputation.

Although pricey, travelers insist London is worth the splurge for indulging in fish and chips, cold pints, and visiting top attractions like Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, St. Paul's Cathedral, and the London Eye.

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