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Southern California Destinations Hit AAA’s Top Ten Domestic Travel List

Americans planning vacations to Europe, warm-weather destinations

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This summer is expected to see an increase in domestic and international travel, according to industry estimates.  Europe is attractive because the U.S. dollar is nearly equal in value to the euro, helping travelers stretch their vacation budgets further.

Domestically, travelers are looking to warm weather destinations, including Los Angeles and San Diego which both made the Top Ten list of domestic travel destinations based on reservations based on hotel bookings. 

Domestic travelers are seeking sun and beach destinations this summer throughout the U.S., including Los Angeles and San Diego.  AAA’s top domestic summer travel destinations, based on hotel bookings, are:

1.                  Orlando, Fla.

2.                  Miami, Fla.

3.                  Myrtle Beach, S.C.

4.                  Honolulu, Hawaii

5.                  Tampa, Fla.

6.                  Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

7.                  Los Angeles, Calif.

8.                  South Padre Island, Tex.

9.                  San Diego, Calif.

10.                Branson, Mo.

In addition to warm-weather destinations across the U.S. and Caribbean, European cities including Rome, Dublin and Paris are among AAA’s top vacation destinations this summer. According to the U.S. Office of Travel & Tourism Industries, the number of Americans traveling to Europe so far in 2015 has increased 2.4 percent over last year.

AAA’s top international summer destinations are:

1.                  Cancun, Mexico

2.                  Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

3.                  London, England

4.                  Rome, Italy

5.                  Montego Bay, Jamaica

6.                  Dublin, Ireland

7.                  Paris, France

8.                  Vancouver, British Columbia

9.                  Nassau, Bahamas

10.                Edinburgh, Scotland

This summer, many travelers are choosing AAA Vacations for trips to Europe, as well as destinations across the world. This collection of specially designed cruises, guided tours and independent vacations feature unique, engaging travel experiences. Each itinerary is designed with the AAA member in mind and includes built-in value along with exclusive member benefits such as 24/7 Member Care and Best Price Guarantee. AAA Vacations can be booked at more than 1,000 AAA Travel offices.

To maximize a summer vacation, AAA recommends travelers seek the expert advice of a trusted travel advisor, who can provide personalized service and first-hand destination knowledge to create a memorable vacation experience. Also, download the AAA Mobile app for easy access to hotels and car rentals, maps and routing tools, trip planning resources from AAA travel experts, current gas prices, exclusive member discounts and more.

As North America’s largest motoring and leisure travel organization, AAA provides more than 55 million members with travel, insurance, financial and automotive-related services. Since its founding in 1902, the not-for-profit, fully tax-paying AAA has been a leader and advocate for the safety and security of all travelers. AAA clubs can be visited on the Internet at

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