The Most Popular International Travel Destinations in All 50 States

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We all dream of hopping on a plane and jetting off to some picture-perfect destination. Sometimes it’s a warm beach with a cold drink, sometimes a historic city with hidden gems to discover.

No matter where you dream of going, you’re likely not alone. Most people in America tend to travel to Mexico, Canada and Europe when they pull out their passports, according to data compiled by Orbitz.

And while travel within the U.S. is still the most popular choice for Americans, Mel Dohmen, the senior brand manager for Orbitz, told Travel + Leisure that visits to Southeast Asia are increasing in popularity as well. That is especially true in places like Thailand, the Philippines, India, and Vietnam.

“Geography definitely influences where people travel,” Dohmen said in an email. “States in the Northeast and upper Midwest that are known for their bitter winters perhaps unsurprisingly prefer warm-weather locales like Mexico… and parts of the Bahamas. West coast states and places like Alaska and Hawaii have closer access to parts of Asia and Southeast Asia, which is why some of those places rank higher.”

These are the most popular international destinations based on where you live and ranked by popularity, based on data from Orbitz.

Alabama

  1. Mexico
  2. Vietnam
  3. Philippines

Alaska

  1. Philippines
  2. Thailand
  3. Japan

Arizona

  1. Mexico
  2. United Kingdom
  3. Canada

Arkansas

  1. Mexico
  2. El Salvador
  3. Italy

California

  1. Mexico
  2. Philippines
  3. United Kingdom

Colorado

  1. Mexico
  2. United Kingdom
  3. France

Connecticut

  1. Mexico
  2. United Kingdom
  3. Jamaica

District of Columbia

  1. United Kingdom
  2. Mexico
  3. India

Florida

  1. Mexico
  2. Colombia
  3. Bahamas

Georgia

  1. United Kingdom
  2. Mexico
  3. India

Hawaii

  1. Japan
  2. Philippines
  3. Thailand

Idaho

  1. Mexico
  2. Philippines
  3. United Kingdom

Illinois

  1. Mexico
  2. India
  3. United Kingdom

Indiana

  1. Mexico
  2. United Kingdom
  3. Italy

Iowa

  1. Mexico
  2. United Kingdom
  3. China

Kansas

  1. Mexico
  2. Vietnam
  3. United Kingdom

Kentucky

  1. Mexico
  2. United Kingdom
  3. Dominican Republic

Louisiana

  1. Mexico
  2. Dominican Republic
  3. Honduras

Maine

  1. Mexico
  2. Bahamas
  3. Philippines

Maryland

  1. Mexico
  2. United Kingdom
  3. Iceland

Massachusetts

  1. United Kingdom
  2. Italy
  3. Spain & Canary Islands

Michigan

  1. Mexico
  2. United Kingdom
  3. India

Minnesota

  1. Mexico
  2. United Kingdom
  3. Italy

Mississippi

  1. Mexico
  2. Vietnam
  3. Philippines

Missouri

  1. Mexico
  2. Italy
  3. United Kingdom

Montana

  1. Mexico
  2. Philippines
  3. United Kingdom

Nebraska

  1. Mexico
  2. El Salvador
  3. India

Nevada

  1. Mexico
  2. Philippines
  3. United Kingdom

New Hampshire

  1. Mexico
  2. Bahamas
  3. Saint Maarten

New Jersey

  1. United Kingdom
  2. Dominican Republic
  3. Mexico

New Mexico

  1. Mexico
  2. United Kingdom
  3. Ireland

New York

  1. Italy
  2. Spain & Canary Islands
  3. Mexico

North Carolina

  1. Mexico
  2. United Kingdom
  3. India

North Dakota

  1. Mexico
  2. India
  3. Philippines

Ohio

  1. Mexico
  2. United Kingdom
  3. Italy

Oklahoma

  1. Mexico
  2. Italy
  3. United Kingdom

Oregon

  1. Mexico
  2. United Kingdom
  3. Japan

Pennsylvania

  1. Mexico
  2. United Kingdom
  3. Italy

Rhode Island

  1. Mexico
  2. Ireland
  3. Bahamas

South Carolina

  1. Mexico
  2. United Kingdom
  3. Costa Rica

South Dakota

  1. Mexico
  2. Guatemala
  3. Vietnam

Tennessee

  1. Mexico
  2. United Kingdom
  3. Italy

Texas

  1. Mexico
  2. India
  3. United Kingdom

Utah

  1. Mexico
  2. United Kingdom
  3. Italy

Vermont

  1. Mexico
  2. Dominican Republic
  3. Bahamas

Virginia

  1. Mexico
  2. Dominican Republic
  3. Italy

Washington

  1. Mexico
  2. United Kingdom
  3. Philippines

West Virginia

  1. Philippines
  2. Bahamas
  3. Mexico

Wisconsin

  1. Mexico
  2. Canada
  3. Italy

Wyoming

  1. Mexico
  2. Costa Rica
  3. Italy

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