While the Delta variant negatively impacted one in four Americans’ upcoming travel plans, many are still considering an August breakout.
Broadry analyzed the latest travel research data from Google and found that while hotel occupancy rates are slowing, some destinations continue to dominate search queries for potential travelers.
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In other words: Las Vegas gets an A + for effort. The ‘Entertainment Capital of the World’, as they say, is doing all it can to make a fun comeback – thanks to new resorts, attractions and a resurgence of concerts by top artists like Bruno Mars, Gwen Stefani and Barry Manilow. The Allegiant Stadium has also hosted fans for events and the iHeart Radio Music Festival is scheduled for September 17-18.
New York City
Note: New York City will soon require proof of vaccination for many indoor activities, Broadway shows, indoor shows, and indoor dining.
New York City is slowly coming back on the tourist radar. Broadway shows are set to reopen after an extended shutdown (âHamiltonâ tickets, please?) And, if you want to eat your way in the city, Restaurant Week continues until the 22nd. August.
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Now, as hotel bookings have declined, in part due to concerns about COVID and also about children returning to school, it should be noted that visitors may indeed find cheaper hotel rates. So far this month, the average daily rate for a city hotel is just over $ 200 (about $ 40 less than two years ago), according to STR, a global company. hotel analysis and data.
And those venturing outside the Five Boroughs may consider a trip upstate to Legoland in Goshen, New York, or Lake George.
California recently launched a massive marketing campaign to entice tourists to return to the state. Los Angeles is keeping its fingers crossed. Discover Los Angeles has even done the heavy lifting, rolling out a series of pre-designed itineraries to help bounce visitors back to explore all the city has to offer. Maybe take a morning hike in Bronson Canyon, take a yoga class, or get the adrenaline pumping with the âbody flightâ at the iFly Wind Tunnel at CityWalk?
Ready for a day trip? San Diego, about 2.5 hours from Los Angeles, was also on the list.
Chicago also made the list. . And, there is plenty to do here in August. Visitors can stroll around Navy Pier on the shores of Lake Michigan, home to a wide range of shopping, dining, and family attractions. Or, visit the Art Institute or the Museum of Science and Industry. Baseball fans can also watch the Cubs at Wrigley Field and take a part at Dimo’s on the way back to the hotel.
Tip: Travel bargain hunters can also check out Brad’s Deals for several Chicago deals going on this month.
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Myrtle Beach offers 60 miles of Atlantic coast and plenty to do. A budget destination for families, there is a long list of free activities, like listening to live music on the Garden City Beach Pier, visiting local museums, and watching the fireworks at Broadway At The Beach.
Orlando never really seems to leave the wishlist, does it? Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando Resort, SeaWorld Orlando and Legoland continue to welcome guests and local restaurants are open at capacity.
For offers, see Visit Orlando. The tourism website has expanded its promotions for area attractions and accommodations, including special discounts for first responders. In addition, the Four Seasons Resort Orlando also offers guests staying three or more consecutive nights the opportunity to earn one free night.
Nashville, the capital of Tennessee and country music, ranks for both high demand and highest growth. The city was recently praised for its warm and friendly atmosphere and its status as a Safe Travels destination by the World Travel & Tourism Council.
While the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Grand Ole Opry (both now open) attract music lovers, it’s not all about the melodies. There are also some for sports fans. NASCAR arrives at the Nashville Superspeedway in June. And soccer fans, take note: the United States Men’s National Team will face Canada in a FIFA World Cup qualifier on September 5 at Nissan Stadium.
As hotel bookings start to rebound, this resonates with travelers as well. RVshare.com reported a slight increase this month for RV rentals in the area.
Atlantic City, New Jersey
August is one of the busiest months for this New Jersey beach resort and game center. The famous Steel Pier has a busy schedule of activities for visitors of all ages. Enjoy live music and the all-you-can-eat seafood festival every Wednesday at the Ocean Reef Bar. You can also take in panoramic views of the Atlantic and the world-famous boardwalk from a seat on the wheel, a 227-foot-tall Ferris wheel.
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: On-Demand Destinations for August 2021: Las Vegas, NYC, LA, Chicago