Experts Predict The Most Popular Travel Destinations Of 2022

Beyond beaches and national parks, travelers will likely explore other parts of the U.S. that may have been overlooked in the past.

“We’ve seen a rise in road trips throughout the U.S. and project that this pattern will continue,” Be said. “An outdoor, domestic focus like a Sedona girls trip or a long romantic weekend in San Luis Obispo will continue to be a go-to for people who are cautious about COVID.”

Orlando predicted renewed interest in the Pacific Northwest and Montana (shoutout to “Yellowstone” for making us all want to move to a fabulous ranch out west). Ratliff noted that other domestic destinations are trying to incentivize travelers to visit.

“Closer to home, there’s a lot of excitement surrounding West Virginia,” she said. “The state’s offering an enticing remote-worker program for those interested in staying longer, but new additions, like New River Gorge National Park, the 37-mile forested Elk River Trail and The Schoolhouse, the world’s first fully accessible hotel, make the Mountain State an ideal vacation destination in 2022.”

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