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50 Most Popular U.S. Cities for Foreign Visitors

  • Published by Ozgur Tore

The Hotels.com Hotel Price Index revealed the most popular U.S. cities for foreign visitors.

The top spot on the Most Popular U.S. Cities for Foreign Visitors list was once again claimed by none other than the Big Apple, followed by Las Vegas and Orlando. Meanwhile, several other cities in Florida and New York experienced an influx of international travelers in the first half of the year, as Clearwater (up 12 spots to #36) and Fort Myers (up five spots to #39) saw two of the biggest jumps in the rankings. Brooklyn, N.Y. (#34) also saw a big boast, climbing eight spots.

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For the first half of 2014, international visitors were more interested in history than Hollywood, according to the popularity rankings, with the debut of the city of brotherly love (Philadelphia) knocking Tinseltown (Hollywood) out of the Top 20 to number 23. Also dropping in ranking was Anaheim, falling from number 15 to 17. International travelers continued to show their interest in other Californian cities, however, with both Los Angeles and San Francisco moving up in the ranks from number five to four, and number six to five, respectively.

Most Popular U.S. Cities for Foreign Visitors

City, State

H1 2014 vs. H1 2013

Rank Change

City, State

H1 2014 vs. H1 2013

Rank Change

1. New York City, N.Y.

-

26. Doral, Fla.

-2

2. Las Vegas, Nev.

-

27. Denver, Colo.

+1

3. Orlando, Fla.

-

28. Austin, Texas

-1

4. Los Angeles, Calif.

-

29. Dallas, Texas

+1

5. San Francisco, Calif.

+1

30. Detroit, Mich.

-1

6. Miami, Fla.

-1

31. Tampa, Fla.

+3

7. Honolulu, Hawaii

-

32. Arlington, Va.

+1

8. San Diego, Calif.

-

33. Nashville, Tenn.

+4

9. Chicago, Ill.

-

34. Brooklyn, N.Y.

+8

10. Washington, District of Columbia

-

35. Monterey, Calif.

+1

11. Boston, Mass.

-

36. Clearwater, Fla.

+12

12. Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

-

37. Atlantic City, N.J.

-2

13. Newark, N.J.

+1

38. Salt Lake City, Utah

-6

14. Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

+2

39. Fort Myers, Fla.

+5

15. Seattle, Wash.

-2

40. Naples, Fla.

+3

16. Houston, Texas

+1

41. Santa Barbara, Calif.

-

17. Anaheim, Calif.

-2

42. Lahaina (West Maui), Hawaii

-3

18. New Orleans, La.

-

43. Miami Springs, Fla.

-5

19. San Antonio, Texas

-

44. Phoenix, Ariz.

+3

20. Philadelphia, Pa.

+2

45. Palm Springs, Calif.

-

21. Atlanta, Ga.

+4

46. Sunny Isles Beach, Fla.

-15

22. Key West, Fla.

-1

47. Cambridge, Mass.

+2

23. Hollywood, Calif.

-3

48. Baltimore, Md.

-2

24. Grand Canyon, Ariz.

-1

49. San Jose, Calif.

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25. Portland, Ore.

+1

50. Buena Park, Calif.

New to List

This chart reflects the popularity of U.S. cities based on actual bookings by all travelers to the U.S. in the first half of 2014; shown in U.S. Dollars ($).

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