If money is no object, where would you go?
NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK
September 7, 2017
• Survey ranks destinations
• Millennials pick California
If money were not an issue, U.S. adults would most want to vacation in Hawaii and Italy, but California is close behind overall – and first with Millennials, according to a survey paid for by the website thecashlorette.com.
The most popular domestic destinations are Hawaii, Florida, California, Alaska and Colorado.
• Hawaii received very strong support from women; men ranked Hawaii third behind Florida and California.
• Millennials picked California first, Florida second and Hawaii third. All other age groups put Hawaii number one.
• Independents went with Hawaii at the top, Democrats selected California and Republicans chose Florida.
Internationally, the top of the list includes Italy, Australia, France, the United Kingdom and Ireland.
• Italy garnered widespread support. it’s the preferred destination for men, women, Republicans, Democrats and all age groups.
• Independents have Australia #1 and rural residents most want to visit Ireland.
• Seven percent of respondents said they would not leave the U.S. even if all expenses were paid.
The survey also found that 47 percent of American adults would go on vacation alone (28 percent have already done so and 19 percent would be open to it someday). Solo travel is most appealing to millennials: 58 percent would do it, including 26 percent who already have.
“Traveling solo is an enriching opportunity that we’re seeing many young adults gravitating towards,” says Sarah Berger, founder of thecashlorette.com.
About the survey
The survey was conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International. PSRAI obtained telephone interviews with a nationally representative sample of 1,003 adults living in the continental United States. Interviews were conducted by landline (502) and cell phone (501, including 327 without a landline phone) in English and Spanish by Princeton Data Source from August 17-20, 2017. Statistical results are weighted to correct known demographic discrepancies. The margin of sampling error for the complete set of weighted data is plus or minus 4.0 percentage points.
The cashlorette.comis a Bankrate Inc. company, and is a personal finance blog for young women.