- 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.
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.
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.
21. According to müvTravel’s list, Sri Lanka will also be a popular travel destination among millennials this year.
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.
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.
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.
13. Hokkaido, Japan, is home to stunning flower fields.
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.
10. Seville, Spain, is a great place for partying.
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.
6. Puglia, Italy, is made up of tiny towns and remarkable beaches.
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.