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Orlando, Seattle, And London Are The Top Searched Destinations To Visit This Summer, According To Expedia

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Summer vacation is almost here, and booking your flights early is strongly suggested.

Destinations worldwide are seeing travelers creating more interest, and it's no surprise. The last three years have been tough with the pandemic and other issues arising, and traveling has been one way people cope or heal from the chaos.

Meaningful traveling has been a trend birthed by the pandemic, and it's not going anywhere.

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Travelers are learning to get more out of their vacations and creating an adventure they'll have in their memories forever.

According to Expedia, “Travelers are starting early: According to Expedia data, searches for summer getaways are 50% higher compared to this time last year.”

London, England - The iconic british old red telephone box with the Big Ben at background in the center of London.

New cities and international destinations are becoming the best places to visit this summer.

Cities like Orlando, Seattle, and London are becoming the top searched destinations due to their increasing popularity.

These cities have been growing at astronomical rates since the pandemic, and now you can find some of the best gastronomy, things to do, and nightlife. 

Check out why Orlando, Seattle, and London are the top searched destinations to visit this summer, according to Expedia:

Orlando, Florida 

Orlando has seen a massive hike in traveler's interest for the last couple of years, partially due to the town developing its culture.

According to Expedia, Orlando has recently seen a 6% increase in travelers' searches.

This may not seem like a lot, but Orlando has been a dominator in terms of US-based travelers for the longest.

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Orlando Lake Eola in the morning with urban skyscrapers and clear blue sky with swan.

Attractions like Walt Disney World and Universal Studios have been a driving force in people visiting the destination, but things are changing.

Orlando was recently awarded four Michlin stars, with two of the four belonging to restaurants, not in any theme park. 

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This shows that Orlando is growing as a city (not a theme park capital).

Places like Mills 50 are creating new and upcoming Asian restaurants, and cafes and neighborhoods like Creative Village and Lake Nona are becoming national leaders in technology, healthcare, and education.

If you plan to head to Orlando this summer, don't just stop at the theme parks. Take a look around the honest Orlando, and it might surprise you. 

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Seattle, Washington

Seattle, Washington, is home to the Space Needle, Pike Place Market, and Museum of Pop Culture.

The city has some fantastic attractions, and it's been largely undiscovered till now. More and more visitors are traveling to Seattle this summer, and it's because the city is an excellent combination of urban and outdoor.

If you've ever met anyone from Seattle, you know they love the outdoors.

Seattle, Washington, USA downtown skyline.

According to Expedia, searches have risen 60% recently, and we are starting to see why.

The destination affords travelers different things to do and is perfect for families or solo travelers. They also have an excellent gastronomy scene that can be found in neighborhoods like Ballard and Capitol Hill.

While you're at Capitol Hill, check out their nightlife scene. It's a different take on a night out that you might enjoy.

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London, England 

London has been a top attractor, and this year, its search popularity has risen to 78% from prior search times. This massive hike has a lot to do with adjacent-European countries seeing a rise in popularity. Places like Spain and Italy are becoming hotspots for summer travel, and due to their nearby location, so is London. As a traveler, why not explore more than one country while on a different side of the world?

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Traveling this summer should be fun, and more places are becoming extremely popular for good reasons.

Their gastronomy, culture, and nightlife are becoming incredibly significant for different types of travelers.

Orlando is becoming a city outside the theme parks, Seattle is finally getting the recognition it deserves, and London is becoming a traveler's dream destination due to its broadway-esque shows and growing gastronomy scene.

There's something for everyone this summer, and we're sure you'll enjoy it. 

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