Survey: These are the cities Americans say they will travel to ‘As soon as possible’ when COVID-19 crisis ends


While most Americans can’t wait to begin travel plans, nearly 1 in 4 Americans say they don’t plan to travel at all, even after it’s safe to do so

  • A quarter of Americans say they will not travel this summer, even when restrictions and other barriers to travel are lifted.
  • 40% of Americans say they will immediately travel to either California, Texas, Florida or New York when the COVID crisis is over.
  • 26% of all respondents said they would only travel within two hours of their house when the Coronavirus pandemic ends.

Orlando, Las Vegas, and Houston are the top destinations Americans say they want to visit as soon as the health crisis and its overarching complications end. That’s according to a new survey of 1,000 random Americans conducted by HomeSnacks.

What’s also interesting is nearly 1 in 4 Americans polled indicated they aren’t going to travel for summer vacation at all in the foreseeable future, even when travel and entertainment restrictions are eased. Additionally, nearly 1 in 3 Americans say they will keep their travel plans to within two hours of their home residence when the Coronavirus pandemic ends.

The survey polled Americans in every state.

Other cities which ranked high on post COVID travel destinations include:

To no surprise, California, Texas and Florida were the three states which people say they plan to travel as soon as possible. Tennessee and Arizona also ranked high as upcoming desirable destinations.


While most Americans can’t wait to begin travel plans, nearly 1 in 4 Americans say they don’t plan to travel at all, even after it’s safe to do so.

Respondents indicated their biggest concerns were feeling safe on airplanes, hotel room cleanliness, and people wearing masks in public. The economy was only mentioned by 15% of those polled.

When asked what Americans ‘missed the most’ when it came to being quarantined, hanging out with friends and family, going out to dinner and going to bars were the top three responses. Other Americans indicated they missed heading to the beach, going to sporting events, and just ‘traveling’ in general.

Summary of Findings

  • Half of Americans said their travel plans are only delayed
  • Out of the other half, 26% said their travel plans have changed, and they would be keeping their summer travel plans to within two hours from home. The rest said they wouldn’t be traveling at all.
  • The states which ranked last on travel destination lists include New Mexico, Oklahoma, Delaware, Iowa and Kentucky.

About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

You can find out more about him on LinkedIn or his website.

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