While exploring new places is always exciting, there’s usually a reason why certain countries remain popular with American travelers.
Whether it’s down to the ease of travel, the language, the sights, or the culture, there will always be some favorites that stand out.
The latest favorites of American travelers have been revealed by the experts at Visited Travel App as part of their annual travel report.
They produced a list of the top 10 countries that were most visited by Americans in 2023, according to data from their users.
While the results may not be totally surprising, they are definitely inspiring. Time to start planning some 2024 travel!
No surprises here – Mexico has been the premier travel destination for Americans for a long time now.
Then there are the cities – with Mexico City leading the charge as one of those places you simply must visit once in your life, especially as a solo traveler.
There’s always chatter about safety in Mexico, and naturally there are some places you should avoid, but with usual travel precautions many of the popular locations across the country are safe to visit.
There are plenty of reasons to visit in 2024, not least because the Tren Maya is now operational, making traveling around the super-popular Yucatan Peninsula easier and cheaper – allowing us to see some lesser-known hidden gems.
With captivating cities like Toronto and Vancouver and some of the most stunning scenery on the planet in between, it’s easy to see why Canada attracts travelers in droves.
While there are plenty of flights available to the neighbor in the north, another great benefit for those that live in the north of the United States is that you can easily drive across the border – giving you the benefit of having your own car when exploring the vast wilderness.
One other great reason to consider visiting Canada next year is that its tourism visitor numbers have not fully recovered yet after the pandemic, meaning the most popular places will still be a bit less crowded than usual.
A serial winner of the world’s top tourism destination title, France has an endearing appeal that American travelers just can’t seem to get enough of.
Paris alone is a good enough reason to visit this European country thanks to its beautiful architecture, unrivaled art scene, and oh-so-chic café culture.
Despite that, you may want to avoid visiting in the summer this year as prices will be inflated due to the city hosting the Olympic Games.
Away from Paris, France has many other destinations worth your time and effort – from the lush Loire Valley littered with beautiful chateaux to the sparkling seas and luxury hideaways along the iconic Cote d’Azur.
And with new flights to France being added all the time, there really is no excuse for you not to go and see what all the fuss is about.
A weekend in London is pretty hard to beat.
This super diverse and constantly changing city is not only home to some of the world’s most famous landmarks but also a place where you can find trendy neighborhoods off the beaten path.
You could spend a few days in London and never go to the same places twice, with more still left to explore. It’s no wonder that Americans love visiting it so much.
But there’s much more to the U.K. than just London, though – the country is full of diverse cities and gorgeous countryside that is all easy to access due to its relatively small size.
Italy is another country that American travelers will always be fascinated with.
Its varied destinations such as Rome, the Amalfi Coast, and Venice are always great places to explore, even in the winter.
Italy benefits from a very efficient and affordable train network – it’s one of the best ways to get around and see as much of this diverse and historic place as possible.
However, my personal recommendation to check out in Italy is the Mediterranean island of Sardinia.
This gem has some of the best beaches in the country, as well as pretty and historic towns, impressive canyons and valleys, and culture that is unique and separate from the mainstream of Italy.
The remainder of the top 10 from this list are as follows:
- The Bahamas
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