If you’re not already in Seattle, now is the time to buy your ticket. And if you’re already living in Seattle, brace for the influx of visitors. A recent report named Seattle a top summer destination for 2023, putting it in the number-two spot for domestic summer travel! The report comes from Allianz Partners’ Top 10 Summer Travel Destinations review, which analyzed over 1 million flights to create this ranking.
Read on for all the details!
Allianz Partners is a travel insurance and assistance company. They were able to analyze the data of over 1 million flights booked between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day. Of those flights, 73% were for domestic trips between five and eight days in length. The most popular departure date is Saturday, July 1.
According to the data analyzed, Seattle was the second-highest ranking city for domestic travel in the summer of 2023. It was eclipsed only by Orlando, Florida.
The full ranking is as follows:
- Orlando, FL
- Seattle, WA
- Honolulu, HI
- Boston, MA
- Kahului, HI
- New York, NY
- Los Angeles, CA
- Las Vegas, NV
- Miami, FL
- Portland, OR
With the inclusion of Portland, it looks like the Pacific Northwest is a popular summer destination this year along with Florida and Hawaii.
We might be biased, but we’re not surprised that Seattle is a top summer destination. First, Seattle has the best summer weather. Summer is Seattle’s time to shine (literally!). After a long winter of gray skies, there’s nothing like a Seattle summer of sunny days, mild heat, and no humidity. We’re also blessed with many beautiful city parks and beaches for enjoying said weather, not to mention the nearby islands and mountains.
Secondly, there are so many exciting things to do in Seattle this summer. There will be something happening in Seattle every week this summer thanks to Pride events, summer music festivals, weekend markets, Fourth of July fireworks and festivities, summer festivals like Seafair, outdoor movies, and summer concert series. To plan your summer itinerary, check out our Seattle summer bucket list!
For more information about this report, including top international destinations, you can head to the Allianz Partners website.