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These Are The Top 10 Trending International Destinations For American Travelers This Spring


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Still not got your spring travel confirmed yet?

It’s okay, sometimes the sheer amount of choice can be overwhelming. 

If you have a few places in mind but still can’t decide, then some new data provided by Airbnb might be able to give you a gentle push in the right direction. 

colorful houses and archway in a cobbled street in antigua guatemala with mountain in the background

The company has collated a list of the top 10 trending international destinations among American travelers, and it’s definitely one that’s going to get your travel juices flowing. Let’s take a closer look:

Tokyo, Japan

It seems like almost every traveler you speak to has Tokyo pretty high up on their bucket list this year, and it’s really no surprise. 

The Japanese metropolis has so much to offer, including ancient temples like Senso-Ji, glowing streets of dazzling neon in districts such as Shinjuku, and some of the most amazing food you will ever eat.

While not the cheapest place to visit, it offers an experience like no other and is incredibly easy to get around thanks to its unrivaled public transport network.

senso ji temple with cherry blossom in the foreground in tokyo japan

What’s more, American Airlines just launched the first non-stop flight to Tokyo out of New York JFK Airport – so you really have no excuse not to check it out.

Istanbul, Turkey

Should it really be a surprise that the world’s most visited city in 2023 remains one of the top trending destinations for this spring?

Turkey’s Istanbul is enchanting travelers from around the world thanks to its unique fusion of Eastern and Western cultures, its bustling streets and bazaars, and its incredible cultural sites such as the Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque.

One of the key factors in Istanbul’s surge in popularity is how cheap it is compared to other similar destinations in Europe. 

sunset over the hagia sophia in istanbul with birds flying around

You can easily get by in Istanbul for as little as $30 a day, and an average hotel can cost you roughly $50 per night – public transport is also super cheap and pretty reliable. 

Kyoto, Japan

This historic city was formerly the capital city of Japan and is like walking through a fairytale of palaces and pagodas.

The Gion district is one of the best places to see Kyoto at its finest, where you’ll often spy geishas wandering through the ancient streets. 

Nearby you can visit the Fushimi Inari Shrine, which is one of Japan’s most famous attractions – think thousands of hand-painted red gates winding up and down and beautiful hill and you’ve got the idea. 

view of the yasakah shrine in kyoto at night with light trails
Photo by David Guest

The city is also one of Japan’s leading culinary destinations, so if you dig high-quality Japanese food, then this is your place.

San Salvador, El Salvador 

Our team here at Travel Off Path are huge fans of El Salvador thanks to its safety, how welcoming it is, and how relatively quiet it is compared to similar Latin American destinations. 

The capital city of San Salvador features an eclectic mix of historic colonial architecture and more modern buildings too.

Some of the highlights include the Metropolitan Cathedral, the Rosario Church, and the National Theater, and after a day full of culture, you can unwind in the Great Zona Rosa – San Salvador’s number-one spot for exciting nightlife. 

When you’ve had your fill of the city you can head out to one of El Salvador’s beautiful and quiet beach towns such as La Libertad, El Sunzal, or El Zonte.

Beautiful aerial view of the City of San Salvador, capital of El Salvador - Its cathedrals and buildings

San Salvador can be accessed via non-stop flights from no fewer than 15 different U.S. cities including Houston, Atlanta, Miami, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.

Antigua, Guatemala

Another Central American gem that’s trending with American travelers this spring is Guatemala.

This affordable country is a great alternative to Mexico and features lush jungles packed with ancient ruins, some stunning unspoiled coastline and beaches, and an enchanting culture that will draw you in. 

Antigua is a former colonial capital of Spanish Central America and as such features colorful and baroque architecture lining its cobbled streets. 

The city’s old town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the imperious mountains that hang over the city make for an impressive backdrop.

colonial archway in pretty streets of antigua guatemala with misty mountain in the background

It’s also becoming a popular digital nomad destination, with the latest data from Nomadlist suggesting you can get by there for around $2,000 per month or less.

Rounding out the rest of the top 10 trending destinations for spring are: 

  • Mazatlan, Mexico
  • Nassau, The Bahamas
  • La Fortuna, Costa Rica
  • San Pedro, Belize
  • Fajardo, Puerto Rico
volcano in the dense jungle around the city of la fortuna in costa rica

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