Most popular cities_1To help travelers identify the most popular and trending cities this year, Hotels.com has released data from its Hotel Price Index™ (HPI) that highlights the most popular destinations of 2014.

Top international destinations for Americans

Mexico continued to surge in popularity with American travelers in 2014. Cancun/Riviera Maya moved up four spots to become the sixth most popular international destination for Americans, surpassing Montreal, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Barcelona. Other Mexican cities to make significant jumps in 2014 were Mexico City (+3 spots to #15) and Vallarta (+7 spots to #38), which saw the most growth of any top international destination.

While London remained the most popular international destination for Americans, Edinburgh – just a few hours north – experienced one of the biggest growth spurts, moving up six places to 44th. Singapore (+4 spots to #17) and Sydney (+5 spots to #27) also saw major increases in demand.

50 Most Popular International Cities for Americans
City Country FY 2014 vs
FY 2013
Change
City [Province] Country FY 2014 vs
FY 2013
Change
1. London United Kingdom

No Change

26. Munich Germany

-1

2. Paris France

No Change

27. Sydney Australia

+5

3. Toronto Canada

No Change

28. Prague Czech Republic

-1

4. Rome Italy

No Change

29. Copenhagen Denmark

+7

5. Vancouver Canada

No Change

30. Beijing China

-2

6. Cancun/Riviera Maya Mexico

+4

31. Panama City Panama

+3

7. Montreal Canada

+1

32. Milan Italy

+3

8. Hong Kong Hong Kong

-1

33. Buenos Aires Argentina

No Change

9. Tokyo Japan

-3

34. Carolina Puerto Rico

-3

10. Barcelona Spain

-1

35. Vienna Austria

-5

11. Niagara Falls Canada

No Change

36. Los Cabos Mexico

-7

12. Bangkok Thailand

No Change

37. Bogota Colombia

No Change

13. Amsterdam Netherlands

No Change

38. Vallarta Mexico

+7

14. San Juan Puerto Rico

No Change

39. Athens Greece

No Change

15. Mexico City Mexico

+3

40. Punta Cana Dominican Republic

+2

16. Madrid Spain

No Change

41. Edinburgh United Kingdom

+6

17. Singapore Singapore

+4

42. Calgary Canada

+1

18. Florence Italy

-1

43. Sao Paulo Brazil

-3

19. Dubai United Arab Emirates

-4

44. Stockholm Sweden

New to List

20. Istanbul Turkey

+2

45. Bali Indonesia

New to List

21. Venice Italy

-2

46. Taipei Taiwan

-2

22. Dublin Ireland

-2

47. Quebec Canada

+2

23. Seoul South Korea

+3

48. Rio De Janeiro Brazil

-10

24. Berlin Germany

No Change

49. Lima Peru

New to List

25. Shanghai China

-2

50. Frankfurt Germany

-9

Top U.S. destinations for international travelers

Las Vegas has long been the most popular domestic destination for Americans, but when it comes to international travel, New York is king. The most popular U.S. destination among international visitors in 2014 was also the most popular among all international destinations for many Western Europe countries, including France, Germany, Spain and the UK.

Another popular destination was Orlando, which was also the most-visited international destination for Brazilian and Columbian travelers in 2014, and ranked third for all international visitors. Meanwhile, San Antonio was the U.S. destination most visited by travelers from Mexico in 2014, knocking Las Vegas out of the top spot.

Top domestic destinations for Americans

California, Texas and Florida were home to nearly half of the 25 Most Popular Domestic Cities for American travelers in 2014, but it was Denver and Charlotte, N.C. that saw the most growth in popularity among top destinations. Denver overtook Miami as the 14th most popular U.S. city, while Charlotte surpassed Tampa, Fla. and Myrtle Beach, S.C. to jump into the 24th spot. Outside the Top 25 cities, Detroit (+2 spots to #27), Phoenix (+3 spots to #28), Kansas City, Mo. (+3 spots to #31) and Salt Lake City (+5 spots to #35) also saw significant jumps in popularity.

50 Most Popular Domestic Cities for Americans
City FY 2014 vs
FY 2013
Change
City FY 2014 vs
FY 2013
Change
City FY 2014 vs
FY 2013
Change
1. Las Vegas, Nev.

No Change

18. Seattle, Wash.

No Change

35. Salt Lake City, Utah

5

2. New York, N.Y.

No Change

19. Anaheim, Calif.

No Change

36. Raleigh, N.C.

No Change

3. Orlando, Fla.

No Change

20. Dallas, Texas

No Change

37. St. Louis, Mo.

-4

4. Los Angeles, Calif.

No Change

21. Nashville, Tenn.

No Change

38. Jacksonville, Fla.

1

5. San Diego, Calif.

No Change

22. Portland, Ore.

No Change

39. Newark, N.J.

-1

6. Chicago, Ill.

No Change

23. Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

No Change

40. Honolulu, Hawaii

-3

7. San Francisco, Calif.

No Change

24. Charlotte, N.C.

2

41. Savannah, Ga.

3

8. Washington, D.C.

No Change

25. Tampa, Fla.

No Change

42. Albuquerque, N.M.

5

9. Houston, Texas

No Change

26. Atlantic City, N.J.

1

43. Columbus, Ohio

-2

10. San Antonio, Texas

No Change

27. Detroit, Mich.

2

44. Charleston, S.C.

2

11. Atlanta, Ga.

No Change

28. Phoenix, Ariz.

3

45. Arlington, Va.

-2

12. Boston, Mass.

No Change

29. Reno, Nev.

-1

46. Scottsdale, Ariz.

-4

13. New Orleans, La.

No Change

30. Myrtle Beach, S.C.

-6

47. Oklahoma City, Okla.

1

14. Denver, Colo.

1

31. Kansas City, Mo.

3

48. Pittsburgh, Pa.

New to List

15. Miami, Fla.

-1

32. Indianapolis, Ind.

No Change

49. Pigeon Forge, Tenn.

No Change

16. Austin, Texas

No Change

33. Baltimore, Md.

-3

50. Memphis, Tenn.

New to List

17. Philadelphia, Pa.

No Change

34. Sacramento, Calif.

1