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These Are The Top 5 Most Popular International Destinations For Americans This Fall

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Fall travel is in full swing for American travelers.

Although summer is a popular time for traveling to Europe, fall is when many American travelers start heading to the Caribbean.

In fact, almost all of the top international travel destinations right now are in the Caribbean.

Here are the most popular destinations for American travelers right now, according to recent data:

Woman in San Juan, Puerto Rico on the beach

1. Cancun, Mexico

It's no surprise that Cancun is the number one international travel destination for American travelers this fall. Cancun remains the most-visited destination in Mexico, and for good reason.

Great beaches, a variety of hotels and resorts, and more than 40 nonstop flights from destinations around the United States all make Cancun a vacation hotspot.

Soon, Cancun is expected to become more popular than ever thanks to exciting projects like the Maya Train, a new rail line that will connect Cancun with other popular destinations in Quintana Roo and Yucatan.

Cancun Beaches

2. San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico

Another one of the trending destinations for American travelers this fall is Cabo, Mexico. While Cancun is more accessible for travelers from the East Coast, Cabo is perfect for those on the West Coast.

Located in the Baja California region of Mexico, Cabo is just a short flight away from many cities in the United States. Cabo is known for San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas, two popular beach destinations within close proximity to one another.

Although Cabo has always been popular, it's breaking tourism records this year. It's the second-most visited destination in Mexico after Cancun.

Like Cancun, Cabo has beautiful beaches, but it has also made a name for itself in the luxury travel and wellness travel arenas, making it a more laidback and relaxing alternative to Cancun.

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3. Montego Bay, Jamaica

Despite a recent crime surge and a country-wide state of emergency, Jamaica continues to attract a record number of American tourists this year.

Why is this Caribbean island nation so popular right now?

Jamaica is known for its all-inclusive beach resorts, many of which are very affordable compared to other Caribbean islands. Despite safety concerns throughout the country, all-inclusive resorts in touristy areas continue to be a safe and relaxing escape for visitors.

Montego Bay is home to some of the best beaches in Jamaica along with plenty of hotels and resorts, making it a top destination for American travelers.

Tropical paradise: idyllic caribbean beach with pier and gazebo, Montego Bay, Jamaica

4. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Another budget-friendly destination in the Caribbean is Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

Last year, this beach hotspot saw a record-breaking number of visitors, and that trend is on track to continue this fall.

American travelers flock to Punta Cana because it's another destination where you can find gorgeous beaches and affordable all-inclusive resorts.

For a hassle-free vacation, an all-inclusive is a great way to enjoy your time off without having to worry about the logistics of accommodations, transportation, food and drink, and activities.

Aerial view of punta cana resort and ocean

5. San Juan, Puerto Rico

Finally, San Juan is one of the most popular destinations of the fall for American travelers.

Being a territory of the United States, American travelers do not even need a passport to visit this beautiful Caribbean island. Puerto Rico has quickly become one of the top travel hotspots of the year.

It's easily accessible from the United States, with short, direct flights from many cities across the country. San Juan is one of the coolest cities in the Caribbean, known for its history and culture.

And of course, you can't forget about the stunning beaches in Puerto Rico, with plenty of resorts (both upscale and budget-friendly) to choose from.

Aerial view of Puerto Rico beach resort

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