Destin makes top 10 list of most desirable summer destinations

BOB HEIST 315-4404 | @bobheistNWFDN bheist@nwfdailynews.com
Destin ranks No. 8 on a list of the most desirable summer destination spots by TripAdvisor.

Want to go to Paris? If your bucket list is the top 10 most popular summer destinations for U.S. travelers, you’ll visit Destin first.

Honest.

According to the 2016 Summer Vacation Value Report just released by TripAdvisor, Destin logs in at No. 8 on the most popular destinations list — right ahead of No. 9 Paris and No. 10 Playa del Carmen, Mexico, and right after No. 6 New York City and No. 7 London.

Hey, not bad company for the World’s Luckiest Fishing Village.

The results of the list were based on booking interest on TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site, and includes average prices for hotels, flights, meals and tours from June 1 through Aug. 31.

According to a report on businessinsider.com, hotel costs were based on the average price of a seven-night stay at hotels listed on TripAdvisor. Airfare was based on an average round-trip cost, also determined by flights available at tripadvisor.com. Meals and tours were based on TripAdvisor listings.

Las Vegas was the No. 1 most desirable destination, followed by Cancun, Mexico, and Orlando. Destin and Orlando were the only Florida cities to make the list.

Following were the 10 listings as the destinations Americans are most interested in visiting this summer. Information was from a published report by Business Insider. See the story at the following link:

www.businessinsider.com/most-popular-summer-destinations-2016-5

1. Las Vegas

Average nightly hotel rate: $135

Average airfare: $384

Average meal cost: $31

Average tour cost: $122

2. Cancun, Mexico

Average nightly hotel rate: $181

Average airfare: $513

Average meal cost: $23

Average tour cost: $108

3. Orlando

Average nightly hotel rate: $137

Average airfare: $336

Average meal cost: $23

Average tour cost: $79

4. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Average nightly hotel rate: $246

Average airfare: $600

Average meal cost: $27

Average tour cost: $103

5. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Average nightly hotel rate: $210

Average airfare: $376

Average meal cost: $18

Average tour cost: $37

6. New York City

Average nightly hotel rate: $306

Average airfare: $372

Average meal cost: $32

Average tour cost: $73

7. London

Average nightly hotel rate: $213

Average airfare: $1,662

Average meal cost: $34

Average tour cost: $92

8. Destin

Average nightly hotel rate: $222

Average airfare: $518

Average meal cost: $22

Average tour cost: $139

9. Paris

Average nightly hotel rate: $180

Average airfare: $1,433

Average meal cost: $32

Average tour cost: $107

10. Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Average nightly hotel rate: $178

Average airfare: $513

Average meal cost: $18

Average tour cost: $121