Florida Cities Mentioned in List of Best Summer Travel Destinations of 2022

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Although the pandemic has slowed summer travel over the last couple of years, Americans seem more than willing to resume their travel plans this summer. According to the Vacationer, 80% of Americans have plans to travel over the summer of 2022, with over 45% saying that they plan to travel more than once. Many of those surveyed (about 55%) plan to travel domestically.

Determining the Best Reasonably Priced Summer Destinations: Americans are arguably currently dealing with inflation and high fuel prices. So it makes sense that some Americans are looking for bargains when making their travel plans. The website WalletHub wanted to know which U.S. destinations give travelers the "most bang for the buck" so it evaluated 100 U.S. metros according to 43 criteria to come up with a list of the best summer travel destinations for 2022.

What Was the Criteria?: WalletHub's data looked at general affordability as well as the overall costs of travel and accommodations. It also considered convenience, activities, weather, and safety.

How Did Florida Fare?: Florida arguably did well in this list. Looking at the top 20, the metro of Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford came in first place. The Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater metro came in third. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach came in 11th. And the Jacksonville metro area came in 14th. Further down the list, the following metros all made an appearance:

  • Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent,
  • Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville,
  • Cape Coral-Fort Myers,
  • North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, and
  • Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach.

Most of the Florida destinations earned high marks for the number of activities offered. Florida also earned high marks in the "safety" category. Four of the five "most safe" destinations were from Florida, including Cape Coral, Tampa, Deltona, and North Port.

Here are WalletHub's top 100 summer destinations:

1 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area

2 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metro Area

3 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area

4 Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, TX Metro Area

5 Salt Lake City, UT Metro Area

6 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metro Area

7 Urban Honolulu, HI Metro Area

8 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metro Area

9 Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metro Area

10 San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metro Area

11 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area

12 Charleston-North Charleston, SC Metro Area

13 Raleigh-Cary, NC Metro Area

14 Jacksonville, FL Metro Area

15 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metro Area

16 Oklahoma City, OK Metro Area

17 Tulsa, OK Metro Area

18 Knoxville, TN Metro Area

19 San Diego-Chula Vista-Carlsbad, CA Metro Area

20 St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area

21 El Paso, TX Metro Area

22 Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR Metro Area

23 Columbia, SC Metro Area

24 New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area

25 New Orleans-Metairie, LA Metro Area

26 Springfield, MO Metro Area

27 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA Metro Area

28 Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL Metro Area

29 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metro Area

30 Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL Metro Area

31 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area

32 Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area

33 Grand Rapids-Kentwood, MI Metro Area

34 Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN Metro Area

35 Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI Metro Area

36 Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA Metro Area

37 Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area

38 Lafayette, LA Metro Area

39 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metro Area

40 Wichita, KS Metro Area

41 Richmond, VA Metro Area

42 Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC Metro Area

43 Fresno, CA Metro Area

44 Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metro Area

45 Dayton-Kettering, OH Metro Area

46 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metro Area

47 Columbus, OH Metro Area

48 San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA Metro Area

49 Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom, CA Metro Area

50 Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metro Area

51 Greenville-Anderson, SC Metro Area

52 Kansas City, MO-KS Metro Area

53 Albuquerque, NM Metro Area

54 Tucson, AZ Metro Area

55 Madison, WI Metro Area

56 Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metro Area

57 Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metro Area

58 Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metro Area

59 Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL Metro Area

60 Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metro Area

61 Buffalo-Cheektowaga, NY Metro Area

62 Corpus Christi, TX Metro Area

63 Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR Metro Area

64 Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area

65 Akron, OH Metro Area

66 Toledo, OH Metro Area

67 Chattanooga, TN-GA Metro Area

68 Hartford-East Hartford-Middletown, CT Metro Area

69 Greensboro-High Point, NC Metro Area

70 Boise City, ID Metro Area

71 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metro Area

72 Colorado Springs, CO Metro Area

73 Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA Metro Area

74 Portland-South Portland, ME Metro Area

75 North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL Metro Area

76 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metro Area

77 Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metro Area

78 Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metro Area

79 Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL Metro Area

80 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ Metro Area

81 Rochester, NY Metro Area

82 Baton Rouge, LA Metro Area

83 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA Metro Area

84 Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA Metro Area

85 Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA Metro Area

86 Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metro Area

87 Syracuse, NY Metro Area

88 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metro Area

89 Bakersfield, CA Metro Area

90 Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA Metro Area

91 Lexington-Fayette, KY Metro Area

92 McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX Metro Area

93 Jackson, MS Metro Area

94 Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metro Area

95 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY Metro Area

96 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT Metro Area

97 Lansing-East Lansing, MI Metro Area

98 Providence-Warwick, RI-MA Metro Area

99 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA Metro Area

100 Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ Metro Area

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