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Travel Survey Results: Florida, California Lead States to Visit in 2021

BY Chris M. Walsh | May 27, 2021

In a March survey, 39% of our respondents said that mass vaccinations were needed to feel 100% confident traveling again and it seems like we’re getting to that point. Almost 132 million Americans are fully vaccinated as we head into the Memorial Day Weekend and it’s estimated that more than 37 million in the US will travel this weekend (Friday through Monday’s holiday), up 60% over last year.

With travelers ready to take and plan trips, we wanted to know where you are going between now and the end of the year. Florida, New York and a handful of states out West ranked the highest, while some (fantastic) states in the Midwest and South Midwest landed at the bottom of this survey. Some results may surprise you and you can see the voting breakdown below.

Florida, California lead the way

6 States that Ranked the Highest

  • Florida – 32.5%
  • California – 25.8%
  • Arizona and New York – 18.8% (tie)
  • Colorado – 18.3%
  • Nevada – 16.2%

5 States that Ranked the Lowest

  • North Dakota – 3.2%
  • Nebraska – 3.7%
  • Kansas – 3.7%
  • Oklahoma – 4.4% 
  • Mississippi – 4.8%

Full results

1 — Which states do you seriously plan to visit by the end of 2021? (Choose as many as you’d like.)

  • Alabama – 6.9%
  • Alaska – 5%
  • Arizona – 18.8%
  • Arkansas – 5%
  • California – 25.8%
  • Colorado – 18.3%
  • Connecticut – 9.1%
  • Delaware – 5.2%
  • Florida – 32.5%
  • Georgia – 14%
  • Hawaii – 10.7%
  • Idaho – 7.5%
  • Illinois – 10.7%
  • Indiana – 7.9%
  • Iowa – 4.9%
  • Kansas – 3.7%
  • Kentucky – 7.5%
  • Louisiana – 8.4%
  • Maine – 10.8%
  • Maryland – 9.5%
  • Massachusetts – 13.2% 
  • Michigan – 8.7%
  • Minnesota – 6.5%
  • Mississippi – 4.8%
  • Missouri – 7.3%
  • Montana – 9.4%
  • Nebraska – 3.7%
  • Nevada – 16.2%
  • New Hampshire – 7.9% 
  • New Jersey – 10%
  • New Mexico – 9.4%
  • New York – 18.8%
  • North Carolina – 14.4%
  • North Dakota – 3.2%
  • Ohio – 10%
  • Oklahoma – 4.4% 
  • Oregon – 10.4%
  • Pennsylvania – 11.6%
  • Rhode Island – 7%
  • South Carolina – 14%
  • South Dakota – 5.2%
  • Tennessee – 14.3%
  • Texas – 15.3%
  • Utah – 10.2%
  • Vermont – 6.5%
  • Virginia – 12.6%
  • Washington – 10.9%
  • West Virginia – 5.8%
  • Wisconsin – 8.6%
  • Wyoming – 8.1%

2 — What’s are the most important reasons you plan to visit the state(s) you chose?

  • See family, a holiday visit – 51.1%
  • Just to get away – 48.5%
  • Outdoor activities – 40%
  • See someplace new – 37.8%
  • Great food or drinks – 22.1%
  • An event (music, sports, personal, etc.) – 17.2%
  • Other – 10.9%

Who took the survey:

We surveyed 867 avid travelers ages 18-65 who live in America. The majority were women, 62% to 38%. The survey has a +/- 3 margin or error