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These Are The Top 5 Destinations Trending With Americans This Winter According To New Data

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The leaves have dropped off the trees, the sky is becoming more and more blanketed with gray, and temperatures are starting to drop.

Winter is announcing her impending arrival, and right now is the perfect time to start laying out your upcoming travel plans.

After all, who doesn’t need a break from the cold and dreary weather?

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According to the new search and booking data from United Airlines, these are the 5 top-searched winter travel destinations among Americans. 

Keep reading for trendy, accessible, dreamy destinations to inspire your winter escape.


Florida is at the top of every winter traveler's list, so it's no surprise that this destination made the top two of United’s most searched cities.

Even better to know is that United just announced a 20% increase in flights to Florida so there’s really never been an easier time to fly to the sunshine state.

Whether you want to embrace all the buzz of the city and stay in downtown Miami or go for a laid-back beachside retreat on Miami Beach, this destination has something for everyone.

Miami is a winter hotspot known for its wild nightlife, picturesque beaches, eclectic food and cultural scene, and vibrant arts districts.

You definitely can’t beat year-round sunny, warm weather and turquoise waters.



What travel destination is better for chasing away your winter blues than the theme park capital of the world?

Whether you are flying solo or have kids in tow, the timeless Walt Disney World and its 6 different parks will delight every kind of traveler.

For all the Harry Potter fans out there, there’s no place better to embrace your inner magic than Universal Studios.

Aside from entertainment, Orlando brings to the table one of the best international food scenes in the country, unique nature, and excellent nightlife.

Additionally, the Everglades are a true natural gem of Florida–tourists can take boat tours and enjoy the wind in their hair while spotting crocodiles and other wildlife.



This destination is the dream vacation for many Americans, and it's easy to see why.

Honolulu has everything to offer for your winter holiday, from its gorgeous nature to the laid-back “aloha culture” and rich historical sites like Iolani Palace.

Beach bums can surf, tan, swim, or partake in watersports on any one of Honolulu’s stunning beaches. For the hikers out there, Diamond Head and Manoa Falls showcase can’t-miss views of the island's unrivaled natural beauty.

When you’ve worked up an appetite from all the sightseeing, Honolulu has a great food scene famous for its fresh ingredients, diverse flavors, and excellent seafood.

Be sure to check out the popular Alan Wong’s–even the Obamas have even given it their enthusiastic endorsement!



This vibrant Mexican escape is well-known among American tourists for a number of great reasons. Wild, energetic parties with acrobatic shows, chic cocktail hours, and everything in between for our party people? Check.

A UNESCO-designated biosphere reserve teeming with rare and exotic wildlife? Got that too.

Cancun has incredible opportunities for nature lovers to see marine life with its ample scuba diving and snorkeling.

Craving a luxury getaway? This Mexican paradise has the perfect mix of luxe resorts and boutique hotels that bring the perfect level of indulgence. 

Dolphin Beach In Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Las Vegas

The infamous Sin City.

Is there another U.S. destination as iconic as the sexy, exciting, over-the-top Las Vegas?

Naturally, we have to spotlight the ample opportunities this town offers to embrace a little hedonism. You can take your pick of activities from trying the odds at the casinos, having a wild night out, or seeing  some of the best shows the U.S. has to offer.

las vegas sign

Vegas has its bases covered in nearly every arena. No matter what kind of food or entertainment you are craving, this city has a 5-star option for you.

Due to Vegas’s sheer number of hotels, there are price options for every budget.

Travelers have plenty of options for day trips as well.

las vegas fireworks explode over a hotel

Vegas is conveniently positioned near Red Rocks Canyon, Lake Mead, and the quirky Seven Magic Mountains sculpture.

If you haven’t checked this city off your bucket list, now is the perfect time to go to enjoy some warm weather and world-class entertainment.

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Thursday 16th of November 2023

Outside of Hawaii I'm happy to see spots my family would never consider. Florida is gross, I feel sorry for anyone who vacations there.


Wednesday 15th of November 2023

Once again, we see many Americans prefer the familiar.