6 Top Destinations for Summer Travel 2012

What are the hottest destinations for summer travel 2012? We compared the lists for the top summer travel destinations of 2012 published by Frommers, Budget Travel, Orbitz, Travel Channel and AAA. The destinations that were on at least two of those lists made our 6 Top Destinations for Summer Travel 2012.


The Queen's Diamond Jubilee festivities, the London 2012 Olympic Games, Paraolympic Games and London 2012 Festival are all happening this summer. It's no wonder London made the list!

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Find the perfect place to stay in London, starting at $32 a night.


There's nothing like a summer in the city, and NYC knows how to celebrate the long days and warm nights. Dozens of outdoor festivities include Shakespeare in the Park, Broadway in Bryant Park, Summer Streets, National Puerto Rican Day Parade, Pride Week, fourth of July fireworks over the Hudson and the US Open Tennis Championships.

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Find the perfect place to stay in NYC, starting at $29 a night.


Whether you want to hit the beach, spot some movie stars, visit an amusement park or sample the celebrated food trucks, LA is a hot spot for travel this summer.

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Find the perfect place to stay in L.A., starting at $40 a night.


Whether it's the turquoise waters and sandy beaches or the ruins left by the ancient Maya, the Caribbean coast of Mexico is an ever-popular destination for beach lovers.

Find the perfect place to stayin Cancun, starting at $36 a night.


Always popular with families, Florida is a top summer travel destination. With miles of beaches and parks for the kids, it's easy to see why families flock there. Leading the pack as far as most popular Florida destination is Orlando.

Find the perfect perfect place to stayin Orlando, starting at $35 a night.


A city rich in history, Boston is brimming with activity in the summer. Explore the museums, enjoy a picnic in the Boston Common or take a stroll along the Charles River.

Find the perfect place to stay in Boston, starting at $67 a night.

Have any great spots for summer 2012 travel to add?


Frommers, Budget Travel, Orbitz, AAA, Travel Channel