The 20 Most Popular Travel Destinations for Millennials in 2020

20 of the Most Popular Travel Destinations for Millennials

The 20 Most Popular Travel Destinations for Millennials in 2020

Forget about privilege, social media narcissism and avocado toast: if there’s one thing true about millennials, it’s that they *love* to travel. Ever since this generation came into the spotlight of brands, companies and the travel industry in general, the game has changed.

Millennials are no longer looking purely for relaxation-mode vacations; their preferences are more diversified and can be boiled down to the fact that most millennials are seeking “authentic” experiences. This implies a shift from hotels to private accommodation arrangements and hostels, socializing with locals and different sightseeing habits.

In this article, we present some of the most popular travel destinations that will be a hit among millennials in 2020:

The home for those who want to know and love Rome. Photo Credit: #248589

The home for those who want to know and love Rome. Photo Credit: #248589

1. Rome, Italy

The Eternal City is also eternally a popular travel destination, especially for millennials, who enjoy the city’s versatile offer of history, heritage, entertainment and fun. It’s also a great starting point for travelling all over Italy because it’s very well connected to other parts of the country.

5 bedroom/4 bath cabin offers 180 degree views of Lake Tahoe. #229356

5 bedroom/4 bath cabin offers 180 degree views of Lake Tahoe. #229356

2. Lake Tahoe, California

If you’re looking for a real connection with nature and a true detox from our digital environment, Lake Tahoe is one of the most amazing places you can pick. If you’re an outdoorsy person, you’ll enjoy this destination whenever you visit it, because it has ample activities prepared for every season.

City of Arts and Science building in Valencia. Photo credit: Pixabay

City of Arts and Science building in Valencia. Photo credit: Pixabay

3. Valencia, Spain

When it comes to tourism in Spain, there’s much less burden on Barcelona and Madrid amid the rising popularity of other destinations. When it comes to millennial travel preferences, one of the main choices is Valencia.

The city is very young and vibrant and provides a myriad of entertainment options; from shows, exhibitions and movies to nightlife and parties.

Ski in / ski out Whistler townhome, private hot tub, sleeps 6-8, fabulous views! Photo credit: #207607

Ski in / ski out Whistler townhome, private hot tub, sleeps 6-8, fabulous views! Photo credit: #207607

4. Whistler, BC, Canada

Whistler is the go-to winter destination for many travellers in the surrounding area, as well as from around the world. With a drive just over 1 hour from Vancouver, it’s very easy to connect these two destinations into one vacation. If you’re looking for an active, adrenaline-filled holiday, Whistler can offer you skiing, snowboarding, hiking, zip lining and much more.

Historic Dubrovnik Old Town apartment #204185

Historic Dubrovnik Old Town apartment #204185

5. Dubrovnik, Croatia

This breathtaking little medieval city on the South of Croatian shore is constantly packed with tourists, and for a very good reason. This is where Game of Thrones was filmed, and we all know how much millennials are obsessed with binging GoT.

However, this is not the only reason tourists find Dubrovnik so charming: it’s incredibly full of historical legends, very picturesque and Instagram-friendly. It’s like visiting a real-life fairytale!

Stylish accommodation at South Kuta, Bali - close to the white sand beaches #246791

Stylish accommodation at South Kuta, Bali – close to the white sand beaches #246791

6. Bali, Indonesia

“Many people think that Bali is very high-end and only caters to those with big budgets. While this may be the case for fancy resorts and 5-star hotels, there is also another side of Bali, which is much more accessible for travellers with lower budgets”, says Melissa Charlson, a travel blogger at Trust My Paper.

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New York Upper East Side Apartment #214070

7. New York, USA

New York speaks for itself – being there is simply an indescribable experience that every millennial dreams of their entire life.

“It sounds like a cliché, but there’s a very good reason why New York is at the top of the bucket list for most millennials. Simply put – there’s no place like it anywhere in the world!”, says Catherine Harrington, a travel writer at Studicus.

The Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland - photo credit: Pixabay

The Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland – photo credit: Pixabay

8. Dublin, Ireland

With the arrival of major tech companies, Dublin has become a host for hundreds of thousands of young expats from all around the world, giving the city an incredible cosmopolitan vibe. As a tourist, you will barely feel out of place, because many of the people you will come across on the street are actually not locals – just Dublin lovers which you are guaranteed to become after you experience it!

Dreamy Seattle 3 bedroom vacation home near Alki Beach #245179

Dreamy Seattle 3 bedroom vacation home near Alki Beach #245179

9. Seattle, USA

Seattle has quickly risen to be one of the most attractive destinations in the US. Due to the tech revolution that was sparked in the city, the area is full of young, talented professionals that create an energetic and vibrant atmosphere. Seattle is also known for its yummy foodie scene, so you will always have new spots to discover even if you stay for a while.

Saint Petersburg, Russia - photo credit: Pixabay

Saint Petersburg, Russia – photo credit: Pixabay

10. Saint Petersburg, Russia

This charming city is the essence of Russia, where you can experience the romantic atmosphere of older times and re-enact your favourite Russian novels! Many visitors claim that it’s much more enjoyable than Moscow, which can be quite overwhelming and hectic due to its size. Why not visit both and judge for yourself?

The Walk, Dubai, UAE #248349

The Walk, Dubai, UAE #248349

11. Dubai, UAE

Dubai is the city of the future, which is why many millennials feel attracted to its amazing vibe and energy. In just a couple of decades, Dubai has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, with the offers to match. It also hosts many international it-people every year: from actors, models and musicians to artists and celebrities.

Horseshoe Bend, Grand Canyon, Arizona - photo credit: Pixabay

Horseshoe Bend, Grand Canyon, Arizona – photo credit: Pixabay

12. Grand Canyon, USA

Grand Canyon should be at the top of anyone’s bucket list, especially adventurous millennials who are looking to see the magic forces of nature in an amazing display.

Villa in San Miguel de Abona Tenerife Spain #239086

Villa in San Miguel de Abona Tenerife Spain #239086

13. Tenerife, Spain

Tenerife is the largest among Spain’s Canary Islands in the Atlantic. If you’re looking to have an unforgettable holiday at the sea, go to Tenerife, where you will find thousands of fellow millennials taking a breather from their everyday lives.

Sit back with a glass of vino and enjoy the Tuscan view - photo credit #224210

Sit back with a glass of vino and enjoy the Tuscan view – photo credit #224210

14. Tuscany, Italy

There is really a small number of places in the world that can compare to the magic of Tuscany. This region attracts visitors of all ages and preferences, but millennial couples love it for its romantic vibe and breathtaking landscapes.

Amazing beaches of Cuba - photo credit #234344

Amazing beaches of Cuba – photo credit #234344

15. Cuba

For those who are looking for a different kind of holiday, there’s always Cuba. This is an entirely special and unique island that really can’t be compared to any other destinations in the world. It’s also world-famous for its hospitable culture – the natives will greet you with arms open wide!

Villa rentals in Bang Por Beach, Koh Samui #248245

Villa rentals in Bang Por Beach, Koh Samui #248245

16. Koh Samui, Thailand

Koh Samui is a true depiction of heavenly perfection. If someone asked you to imagine a perfect beach island, you would probably picture something like Koh Samui. The great thing about Thailand is that you can also visit the surrounding islands and cities thanks to great connections.

Kiev, Ukraine - photo credit: Pixabay

Kiev, Ukraine – photo credit: Pixabay

17. Kiev, Ukraine

Ukraine’s capital Kyiv has been under the radar for years, but it’s slowly getting on the map as thrilled millennials travellers come back from the city with raving reviews, experiences and photos. It’s incredibly affordable and definitely the most budget-friendly destination on this list.

Dream your days away in beautiful Maui gazing out at the crystal blue Pacific ocean - photo credit #210310

Dream your days away in beautiful Maui gazing out at the crystal blue Pacific ocean – photo credit #210310

18. Maui, Hawaii

There’s a very good reason why the island of Maui attracts more than 2.7 million tourists every year, a lot of them millennials looking for an exotic, unforgettable vacation. The only downside to this destination is that it’s going to be impossibly hard for you to go back to your everyday life!

Stylish Crete country house with spectacular views to the sea #113142

Stylish Crete country house with spectacular views to the sea #113142

19. Crete, Greece

Remember the myth about the Minotaur and the labyrinth? Well, this is where it all happened! (Well, kind of.) If you’re a fan of Greek mythology, you’ll be absolutely thrilled with the legends and stories this majestic island has!

Vancouver, BC, Canada skyline - photo credit: Pixabay

Vancouver, BC, Canada skyline – photo credit: Pixabay

20. Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver is the biggest city in Western Canada with over 2 million people residing in its metropolitan area. What’s especially interesting about the city’s population structure is that the majority of citizens (52%) are non-native English speakers. Vancouver has a huge influx of international workers and travellers, which always has a positive impact on the city multicultural vibe!

Conclusion

Whichever of these destinations you choose, you cannot go wrong: they are all amazing, out-of-this-world spots that will provide you with experiences that you will never forget!

The 20 Most Popular Travel Destinations for Millennials in 2020 was last modified: October 7th, 2020 by Diana Nadim

About the Author

Diana Nadim is a writer and editor who has a Master degree in Marketing. She combines her passion for writing with her interest in research and creates thought-provoking content in various fields. Besides working as a contributor writer for GrabMyEssay and BestEssayEducation, Diana also does some editing work at Wow Grade. What inspires her the most in her writing is traveling and meeting new people.

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