Most Popular Thanksgiving Destinations Among American Travelers

For this year’s Turkey Day celebrations, American travelers are heading to some classic vacation destinations as well as others that are less traditional.

Allianz Partners just released its “Top 10 Thanksgiving Destination Index” to reveal which travel destinations, both domestic and international, are Americans’ favorite destinations for 2022. To find the answers, the leading travel protection company reviewed over 2 million flight routes scheduled for the Thanksgiving holiday travel period.


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It’s probably no surprise that New York City, always a highlight of the holiday season, is the number one domestic destination on Americans’ fall travel plans. Seattle took second place, which is also not uncommon as it usually draws many outdoor enthusiasts to the forested Pacific Northwest.

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Orlando climbed five significant places from 2021 to make it to third place, reflecting a broader trend towards warm-weather destinations. Additionally, Orlando serves as a gateway to popular amusement parks, and since the cruise port has resumed normal operations, plenty of cruise-goers will be dropping by as well.

Fort Lauderdale, another Florida favorite, returns to the top 10 at No. 10 after falling from the list in 2021, while Washington DC at No. 9 made the cut for the first time in five years. Other major US cities occupy the remaining top 10 positions: Boston, Atlanta, Phoenix, Atlanta, Los Angeles and Dallas.

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While Turkey Day is not celebrated in other countries, US travelers who prefer overseas vacations are continuing the historical trend of choosing Mexican hotspots. Cancun, San Jose Del Cabo and Puerto Vallarta make up the top three spots for Americans’ international Thanksgiving destinations this year.

Across the pond, European favorites London and Paris also finished fourth and ninth. The remaining four spots went to beach vacation destinations in the Caribbean, with Montego Bay sixth, Nassau sixth, Punta Cana seventh, and Oranjestad, Aruba eighth.

“Thanksgiving trips typically evoke a deep sense of nostalgia in Americans, whether it’s continuing traditions at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City or reuniting with family on the beaches of Mexico,” said Daniel Durazo, director of external communications at Allianz Partners USA. “No matter where the journey goes, the freedom to travel is again something to be grateful for and to protect. Travel insurance can cater to all Thanksgiving plans by protecting prepaid travel investments from covered contingencies such as travel cancellations or disruptions, travel delays, luggage problems, or even medical emergencies.”

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