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- Travel-planning site müvTravel has released a list of the Top 30 Millennial Travel Destinations for 2019.
- The list was compiled by analyzing which destinations were listed most frequently on the bucket lists of müvTravel users.
- According to the site, millennial travelers are seeking “memorable and original moments,” as well as “activities that focus on sustainable and personalized local experiences.”
- The list spans 30 cities across the globe, from Portugal to the Philippines and tons of destinations in between.
It’s no secret that millennials like to travel. Recent studies have even shown that young people would rather go on weekend getaways than buy brunch, and would give up things like alcohol, sex, and phones to see the world.
And this year, travel-planning site müvTravel has figured out exactly where they want to go. The Top 30 Millennial Travel Destinations for 2019 list was created by analyzing the most popular bucket-list destinations of müvTravel users.
According to the site, young people are most interested in destinations that offer “memorable and original moments,” as well as “activities that focus on sustainable and personalized local experiences.” From Portugal to the Philippines, these are the top 30 most popular destinations among millennial travelers.
30. Tons of people want to visit Zanzibar, Tanzania.
According to müvTravel, Zanzibar is known for the unique spices that grow on the island. Nutmeg, black pepper, and cloves are some of the most popular, and can be purchased at small markets throughout the city.
29. Palawan, Philippines, can also expect to see an increase in tourism throughout 2019.
Palawan was named the 29th most popular travel destination of 2019. Visitors of the island can enjoy pristine beaches, crystal-clear water, and stunning mountain views.
28. Millennials interested in physical activities will want to go to Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada.
According to National Geographic, most travelers visit the 28th most popular destination to go skiing, snowboarding, hiking, and sledding.
27. The Wine Region of South Africa is spread across the country.
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The Wine Region isn’t actually a singular destination; it’s actually comprised of wineries spread across South Africa. Some of the most popular like Rickety Bridge Winery can be found in the city of Franschhoek, while Cape Town also has plenty of wineries to visit.
26. Salvador da Bahia, Brazil, is a colorful city that’s perfect for photo opportunities.
According to TripAdvisor, the historical city is often called “the capital of joy,” a reference to the week-long Carnival celebrations that take place each year.
25. Chiang Mai, Thailand, is a great place to visit if you enjoy adventures and shopping.
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It’s no surprise that Chiang Mai is listed as the 25th most popular travel spot for millennials. After all, visitors of the city can enjoy everything from the historic sites of Doi Suthep to the nightlife and shops of the Chiang Mai Night Bazaar.
24. Tons of millennials will head to Guilin, China, in 2019.
The 24th most popular destination on the list is likely beloved by millennials for its stunning nature views, including natural caves and lush mountains.
23. Saint Barthélemy in the French West Indies makes for a picture-perfect vacation.
The island, which is more commonly known as St. Barts, is filled with beautiful beaches, relaxing villas, and vast wildlife.
22. In 2019, millennial travelers will flock to Merida, the capital of the Mexican state Yucatán.
The city was once the home of the ancient Maya civilization, so those who visit can get a glimpse of artifacts, historical buildings, and archaeological sites.
21. According to müvTravel’s list, Sri Lanka will also be a popular travel destination among millennials this year.
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Not only does Sri Lanka have the largest density of elephants found in Asia, but the country is also full of unique shopping and dining options.
20. The active Arenal Volcano in Costa Rica will attract tons of millennial travelers this year.
Arenal Volcano, the 20th most popular travel site for millennials, is described on its official website as being “an unavoidable presence” in the city, as well as a “perfectly symmetrical” mountain.
19. Millennials can get a glimpse of two countries at once while visiting Patagonia.
Argentina and Chile share the region, which is now the 19th most popular place for millennials to travel in 2019. Regardless of which side you visit, travelers can expect to find vast mountains, chilly weather, and views of grand glaciers.
18. Cluj-Napoca, Romania is widely known as the unofficial capital of the country’s Transylvania region.
Now the 18th most popular travel sport for millennials, the city is home to historic castles, botanical gardens, museums, and musical performances.
17. Occitanie, France, is rising in popularity.
Technically, Occitanie is a new destination. Before a territorial reform took place on January 1, 2016, the location was known as two separate regions called Languedoc-Roussillon and Midi-Pyrénées.
Today, visitors of Occitanie can enjoy its multiple vineyards, medieval fortresses, and lively nightlife.
16. The city of Ljubljana is both the capital of Slovenia, as well as the 16th most popular place for millennials to travel.
In 2016, the city was named the “European Green Capital” as result of its preserved “green spaces.” Today, Ljubljana is the perfect place for millennial travelers who are interested in the environment.
15. White Mountains, New Hampshire, are a great place to go stargazing.
The mountain range is widely known for its national forest, wild moose sightings, and hiking trails.
14. Cusco, Peru, was once the capital of the Inca Empire.
Now, the city is the 14th most popular travel site for millennials, many of who are likely drawn to Cusco after seeing photos of its colorful mountain range.
13. Hokkaido, Japan, is home to stunning flower fields.
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Rather than visiting one popular site, travelers can enjoy a variety of rainbow-colored flower fields. And if millennials are hoping to get some colorful Instagram photos when they visit, the summer months are said to be the best time to go.
12. San Diego, California has a surplus of attractions for millennial travelers.
The 12th most popular place on the list offers everything from beautiful beaches, to local theme parks, and multiple museums.
11. There are stunning archaeological sites to see in Petra, Jordan.
Once the capital of the Nabatean Kingdom, Petra is filled with structures that date back as far as the first century B.C. Today, the city is popular among tourists and millennials, ranked 11th on müvTravel’s list.
10. Seville, Spain, is a great place for partying.
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Millennial travelers who love to dance will want to visit Seville, a region where flamenco dancing is a popular part of mainstream culture.
9. Carmel-by-the-Sea is a lesser-known city in California that millennials love.
It makes sense that this beach community came in ninth place. From relaxing beaches to giant shopping centers, there are activities for every type of traveler.
8. The ancient city of Bagan, Myanmar, is a good place to go if you’re into architecture.
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The city is covered in temples that remain from the ancient Burmese Pagan Kingdom. Tourists who visit the landmarks can choose to visit more than 2,000 temples on foot, or they can fly above them in a hot air balloon.
7. Riga, Latvia, is filled with history and architecture.
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Millennial travelers likely want to visit the city to indulge in its famous Central Market, where varieties of bread, beer, and cheese are served.
6. Puglia, Italy, is made up of tiny towns and remarkable beaches.
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The sixth most popular travel spot is ideal for millennials who want to spend their getaway immersing themselves in local culture.
5. Luberon, France, is slated to be another popular French destination this year.
Because Luberon is comprised of multiple small villages, millennial travelers can visit tons of locations in a single trip.
4. There are tons of national parks to visit in Utah, US.
Rather than choosing a single location, Utah’s national parks as a whole were named the fourth most popular destination.
3. Cinque Terre, Italy, is a colorful cluster of villages spread across cliffs.
These seaside villages are perfect for millennial travelers who want to taste the region’s seafood, ride small boats, and stroll down the region’s walking trails.
2. Ubud, Bali, Indonesia, is home to one of India’s royal families.
The second most popular travel site features a large palace, lush nature, and independent shops.
1. Lisbon, Portugal was named the most popular travel destination for millennials by müvTravel.
Lisbon is considered charming thanks to its traditional architecture and cobblestone streets.
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