Sun-filled days, warm temps, and long weekends can only mean one thing: the glorious time of year known as summer vacation has finally arrived. And right on schedule, TripAdvisor revealed its Summer Vacation Value Report, highlighting the top 10 domestic destinations for summertime travel.
A recent TripAdvisor survey also found that summer travel is on the rise, with 87 percent of surveyed U.S. travelers planning a summer vacation, up six percent from last year. The Northeast leads the pack as the most popular region for a summer trip (cue images of seafood dives and harbor hangouts). Almost half of Americans are planning a beach getaway, too. Lucky for them, we have all the inside tips on the best beaches, coastal cocktails, and beach-friendly bites to enjoy this summer.
These survey results are based on recent increases in hotel booking interest, and—no surprise here—the hotspot list includes some of our favorite rising coastal destinations. From Michigan’s pure Americana freshwater shores to the timeless charms of New England maritime towns, check out TripAdvisor’s summertime selections.