The Most Visited Places in the U.S. in 2019

With 2019 rolling by quickly, there is no better time than the present to start planning for your next getaway. With all of the exciting places to visit within the United States, how do you know which destination is best for what you want to experience? Don’t worry! We have outlined a list below of some of the most popular travel destinations in the United States. Take a look at some of these trending vacation spots and see which one(s) fits your criteria for your next getaway.

Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Home to the Smoky Mountain National Park and the exciting downtown area, Gatlinburg, Tennessee is one of the most popular tourist destinations found in the U.S. When visiting this city, you will never run out of fun things to do. With a range of restaurants, shops, local attractions, and accommodations all in short distance from each other, your days will be full of activities.

If you are the type of person who loves to explore nature and hike the next best sightseeing trail, then this is the destination for you. Some of the country’s top hiking trails are located in the Smoky Mountains. There is over 850 miles of hiking trails to explore within the park. Or, maybe you prefer the Appalachian Trail – which spans from Georgia to Maine. Many travelers hike a portion of the trail where you can enter at a short distance from Newfound Gap.

Gatlinburg is also to home to the famous theme park, Dollywood and the intriguing Guinness World Records Adventure Museum. With scenic ski lift rides over the mountain, you are sure to grab some epic photos as well.

Gulf Shores, Alabama

Picture white sand beaches, luscious greenery, and beautiful waterways. That’s what you will see when you visit Gulf Shores, Alabama.  Home to some of the nation’s top charter fishing, Gulf Shores has waterfront views that are absolutely stunning.

Take a bike ride through the fascinating ecosystems that are located along the Hugh Branyon Backcountry Trail. Enjoy some of the most delicious varieties of cuisine, including Cajun, Mexican and fresh seafood. Walk through one of the famous bird trails. There are activities for all ages in Gulf Shores, including sailing with dolphins and touring some of the most historical WWII battleships.

In addition to their beautiful wildlife and surroundings, Gulf Shore is also a friendly and charming town. Some say Gulf Shores is even the Gulf’s Best Kept Secret. With over 32 miles of white sand beaches, this is a vacation spot where you can truly relax.

Panama City Beach, Florida

Panama City Beach, Florida is well-known as one of the best beaches in the U.S. Between beautiful, white sand beaches and the city’s many attractions, it is an ideal vacation spot.

If you are a beach person and simply love the water, this is the ideal destination for your next vacation. With a variety of water activities from sailing to snorkeling to fishing, your day will be filled with liveliness and excitement. You can even mix up your beach days with a trip to Shipwreck Island Waterpark – an exciting aquatics park suitable for all ages.

Panama City Beach is also home to Hombre Golf Club, where golfers can enjoy a 27-hole PGA course surrounded by lakes, preserves, and marshlands. You can also visit the Zoo World Zoological Conservatory and learn about the variety of wildlife that exists down south.

This beach town is the perfect getaway for visitors of all ages. With the range of activities available, Panama City Beach is a popular choice among vacationers.

Rosemary Beach, Florida

Rosemary beach sunset
Mat Honan [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Known as one of the less crowded vacation spots, Rosemary Beach, Florida sits in the Gulf of Mexico. Rosemary Beach is a beautiful, romantic small town that attracts travelers of all ages from couples to families to groups of friends.

This quaint town has everything you need to enjoy the outdoors and warm weather. There are a few picturesque bike trails and bike sidewalks for those who want to stay a bit active on their vacation. Between the charming houses and wildlife, tourists boast of the biking available here. Or, maybe you prefer to get on the water and go for a fishing charter. Rosemary Beach offers a range of options for fishing areas. End your day with a walk on the white sandy beaches with breathtaking sunset views.

There are also many shops and restaurants, in addition to 30A Farmers Market. 30A Farmers Market consists of friendly vendors selling delicious and fresh fruits, vegetables and snacks.

Whether you are looking for the perfect family gathering spot or a few days to unwind with your significant other, Rosemary Beach is the perfect destination for you.

Maui, Hawaii

With its nickname the “Golden Child” of Hawaii, Maui is considered one of the must-see destinations in the U.S. Maui has something to offer for every type of traveler. From delicious Hawaiian cuisine to theatrical sunrises and sunsets, it is a popular travel destination all year around.

If you love the water, Maui will surely not disappoint. There is a large range of water activities that you can try out. The beaches are huge with white sandy beaches and crystal blue water. Maui offers swimming, surfing, paddle boarding, whale watching, fishing, and much more. You can also participate it tours of the surrounding volcanoes, including the world’s largest dormant volcano at Haleakala National Park.

On top of all of the activities available in Maui, there is also a very laid-back, exciting local culture. Maui offers some of the most delicious Hawaiian food and some of the best tasting local spirits. You can also catch a show at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center.

If you are looking for a vacation where the opportunities are endless and the scenery will leave you breathless, Maui is your go-to destination.

The above destinations are five of the top trending travel locations within the United States. All of them come with magnificent features and are definitely worth a visit at least once in your lifetime. Where will your next trip be?

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