These are the top trending destinations for Americans this winter if you’re looking for the perfect warm-weather getaway.
According to data from Chase Travel, these destinations have had the highest percentage increase in demand this winter.
If you’re looking to escape the cold and trade it for sunshine and palm trees, these are the top destinations in the U.S. and abroad to consider this winter:
1. Noord, Aruba
Aruba is one of the hottest destinations of winter, with interest up 105% compared to this time last year. There are many reasons to visit Aruba, which has earned the nickname One Happy Island, this winter.
Noord is one of the best areas to stay in. This town is home to Palm Beach, where you’ll find tons of high-rise resorts and hotels right on the beach. And speaking of beaches, Palm Beach is absolutely stunning with crystal-clear water and soft white sand.
Aruba is a small and compact island, so you can easily take tours and experience other areas of the island. Some popular activities include taking an ATV tour to explore Aruba’s more rugged side or going for a sunset sailing cruise.
2. Miami Beach, Florida
Within the United States, Miami Beach is the most popular getaway this winter. Miami has been exploding in popularity with travelers this year, and it’s not hard to see why.
Great beaches and year-round sunny, warm weather are two of the biggest draws for visiting Miami Beach this winter. In South Beach, there are tons of hotels located right on the beach, so you can hop out of bed and go soak up the sun or swim in the clear blue waters.
Miami Beach is also known for its vibrant nightlife scene, making this the perfect place to go if you want to get all dressed up for fun nights out at a fancy restaurant followed by hitting up the hottest clubs.
3. Roatan, Honduras
Roatan is another trending destination this winter, with interest in this small paradise island up 76% compared to last year.
Located off the Caribbean coast of Honduras in the Bay Islands, Roatan is a tranquil oasis that is especially popular with scuba divers and snorkelers. It’s easier than ever to get to Roatan this winter with half a dozen nonstop flights from various cities in the United States.
Being such a small island and a popular tourist destination, Roatan is very safe for travelers. It’s a great place to go if you’re interested in diving or if you just want to relax on the beach.
4. West Palm Beach, Florida
Another Florida destination that’s trending this winter is West Palm Beach. It’s about an hour and ten minutes north of Miami via the newly-launched Brightline train or an hour and a half by car.
West Palm Beach has a more laid-back vibe than Miami Beach. It’s upscale with high-end shopping and dining, but it’s more of a family-friendly destination that is calmer than Miami.
This is another great Florida beach destination if you’re looking for a winter getaway in the U.S. this year.
5. Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
Finally, Playa del Carmen is trending with American travelers this winter. According to data from Chase Travel, it’s experiencing a 53% boost in popularity compared to this time last year.
Playa del Carmen set a new tourism record at the end of 2022. Although Cancun, which is located one hour north, is still the most visited destination in Mexico, Playa del Carmen is swiftly heating up the competition as it grows in popularity.
Travelers love Playa del Carmen for its amazing beaches, great hotels and resorts, and vibrant nightlife. It’s also a perfect base for visiting nearby destinations like the island of Cozumel, trendy Tulum, or the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza.
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