10 Trending US Travel Destinations for Summer 2021
Trending Summer Travel Destinations
People are ready for summer to come, and with it, the hope to begin traveling again. That’s why we compiled a list of the ten trending destinations in which people are booking vacation rentals. The focus this summer is on warm-weather beach vacations like Destin, Florida and outdoor adventure locales, like Yellowstone National Park. Click through the slideshow to see the full list.
PHOTO: Couple biking on Hilton Head Island. (photo via Hilton Head Island CVB) Hilton Head Island, South Carolina Hilton Head Island, South Carolina is the top-booked destination for summer 2021. Featuring incredible golfing, beaches and outdoor activities, this East Coast island is a beautiful escape from the humdrum of quarantine life.
PHOTO: At the Beach in Destin. Destin, FL Destin, Florida is the second most-booked destination, and it’s no wonder why. With its gorgeous powdery white-sand beaches, clear green ocean and great fishing opportunities, it has something for anyone looking to kick back and relax.
PHOTO: Panama City Beach, Florida. (photo courtesy of RobHainer/iStock/Getty Images Plus) Panama City Beach, FL Panama City Beach features 27 miles of beachfront! It’s no wonder that TripAdvisor named it the third best beach in the country. This popular Florida destination has it all: fishing, water-sports, outdoor adventure opportunities and more.
PHOTO: The pristine beaches of Gulf Shores, Alabama are situated alongside the Gulf of Mexico (Photo via welcome-to-carol-world / iStock / Getty Images Plus) Gulf Shores, AL More of a hidden gem than a popular beach destination, Gulf Shores, Alabama takes fourth place. This destination has 32 miles of quartz beaches and the vast, wild beauty of Gulf State Park to its name.
PHOTO: Gatlinburg townscape in the Smoky Mountains of Tennesee. (Photo via SeanPavonePhoto / iStock / Getty Images Plus) Gatlinburg, TN In fifth place is Gatlinburg, Tennessee, a charming mountain town located in the Smoky Mountains. Perfect as a place to rent a cabin and relax, or as a base camp for an awesome outdoor adventure, Gatlinburg offers amazing seasonal activities like hiking, camping, stargazing and more.
PHOTO: Ocean City, Maryland boardwalk and pier (Photo via abriggs21/iStock/Getty Images Plus) Ocean City, MD The sixth destination is an East Coast dream. Featuring a beautiful beach, fun boardwalk and ample golfing and shopping opportunities, Ocean City, Maryland is high on the list for summer vacations.
PHOTO: Kapalua Bay Beach in Maui, Hawaii (Photo via 4nadia/iStock/Getty Images Plus) Maui, HI What isn’t there to love about Hawaii? Maui is home to beautiful tropical beaches, awesome outdoor and water-sports activities, as well as great shopping.
Canadian Rockies & Glacier National Glacier National Park, MT The eighth most popular destination on the list is Glacier National Park, located on the border of Montana and Canada. Featuring incredible natural landscapes like glaciers, mountains and alpine forests, Glacier National Park is an outdoor lover’s dream.
PHOTO: Silhouette of a family in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. (photo via ablokhin/iStock Editorial/Getty Images Plus) Cape Cod, MA Cape Cod, Massachusetts is known for its incredible golfing, fishing and charming small-town life. A summer visit to this relaxing coastal peninsula will bring one closer to everything sea related.
PHOTO: Two people hiking through Yellowstone National Park. (photo via MargaretW/iStock/Getty Images Plus) Yellowstone National Park Number ten on the list is Yellowstone National Park. A trip to one of the most popular national parks in the country is not complete without experiencing the raw natural world around the park, the incredible wild animals and rare sights like Old Faithful.