Top Worldwide Destinations For Travelers After Coronavirus

With coronavirus restrictions easing across the country, some states have begun to reopen restaurants, hair salons, tattoo shops and more. Travel, on the other hand, has not returned to normal operations just yet. Health officials maintain that regardless of where you are, you should only fly when necessary — but one can still daydream about the places we yearn to travel to post-quarantine.

The following list of cities was provided by analytics company SEMrush, which first developed a wide list of U.S. cities and countries around the world. Then, based on Google search volume over the past month, SEMrush data scientists determined the locations that travelers are hoping to escape to on their next trip. 

Where in America do people want to travel most?

The U.S. is hugely diverse with so much to see from sea to sea. Here are the American destinations peaking travelers' interest right now.

10. Denver

First up is Denver, where visitors can take in some amazing murals all around the city. The Mile High City is also a top destination for cannabis tourism.

9. Los Angeles

Los Angeles may have nabbed the No. 9 spot, but at 17.7% higher than the national average cost of living, it's also one of the most expensive travel destinations.

8. San Diego

The coastal California city of San Diego is one of the most caring cities in America.

7. Seattle

Seattle is home to Pike Place Market, a famous landmark that was almost demolished, among many other attractions visitors can check out.

6. Atlanta

In Atlanta, you'll find several important African American landmarks including Martin Luther King Jr.'s birth home and the Ebenezer Baptist Church, where he was baptized, ordained and later served as a co-pastor with his father.

5. Chicago

Some people might think that Cloud Gate, also known as The Bean, is the most iconic landmark in Illinois, but it's Willis Tower, the city's tallest skyscraper.

4. Orlando

With Orlando, Florida, taking No. 4, it could be because vacationers are looking to visit The Most Magical Place on Earth. If your Disney World trip was previously canceled due to coronavirus, here's how to reschedule.

3. Las Vegas

Las Vegas isn't just for bachelor and bachelorette parties. This Nevada city has something for everyone, visiting The Strip is something every American should do in the U.S. in their lifetime.

2. New York

The runner-up for domestic travel is the city so nice, they named it twice. You'll never guess how New York, also known as the Empire State, got its nickname.

1. Miami

The No. 1 American destination travelers are searching is Miami, where moviegoers can watch a film from the comfort of their vehicle at one of the country's remaining drive-in movie theaters that feel like stepping back in time.

Where in the world do people want to travel most?

People aren't only interested in taking domestic trips. Here are the top spots for adventurers with sights set on international travel.

10. Ireland

Among the many sights to see in Ireland is the Trinity College Library in Dublin. It's one of the most stunning libraries on Earth.

9. Vietnam

There are many beautiful places of worship in Vietnam, the Cao Dai Temple perhaps the most impressive among them. The Asian country also claims one of the coolest bridges known to man.

8. Greece

On the southwestern coast of the Greek island Crete are the pink sands of Elafonissi, one of the most gorgeous beaches in the world.

7. Costa Rica

Cocos Island National Park in Costa Rica has some of the clearest, bluest water on the planet.

6. Canada

Travelers headed to Canada after the pandemic might consider ogling at the methane bubbles of Abraham Lake, one of the coolest natural wonders in existence.

5. Thailand

It took 18 years to build The Great Buddha of Thailand, an undiscovered wonder in the province of Ang Thong. It's one of the many amazing sights people may hope to take in.

4. India

Animal lovers looking into a future trip might consider Bandhavgarh National Park in Madhya Pradesh, India, to spot leopards, tigers and more.

3. Japan

The No. 3 spot belongs to Japan, home to Osaka, one of the world's safest cities.

2. Italy

From Milan and Florence to Bologna and Rome, there is no shortage of desirable destinations in Italy. In the northern part of the country is Lake Garda, one of the most beautiful lakes in the world.

1. Mexico

Mexico is the No. 1 travel destination in the world for people with wanderlust during the coronavirus pandemic. Beyond beautiful beaches, this destination boasts not one, but two weird museums you won't believe exist.

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