By Anna Brown, on May 5, 2021

5 dreamworthy destinations to explore in 2021

To help dream up your next getaway, Expedia tapped into customer search data to uncover some of the top destinations travelers are looking to for their next adventure. From the tropical cenotes of Cancun to the sandy shores of Hawaii, here are the top five destinations Americans are dreaming of visiting during the second half of this year.

Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico 

Known for its spectacular white sand beaches and its crystal-clear water, Cancun is the perfect tropical getaway for travelers across the globe. For adventure seekers, Cancun offers endless entertainment from water activities and spectacular golf courses to bars and nightclubs alike. Travelers from around the world venture to this tropical paradise to visit the Mayan ruins of Tulum or take a dip in a natural cenote. Bringing together warm weather, beaches, culture and nightlife, we understand why it’s on the top of the list for travelers this year.  

Las Vegas, Nevada 


After a year when vacations were few or far between, it’s no surprise that Las Vegas is one of the most dreamworthy destinations for 2021. Known for its neon lights, casinos, lavish hotels and nightlife, travelers are craving the excitement “Sin City has to offer. From its exquisite culinary offerings to top-tier musicians and performers, Las Vegas has endless entertainment for everyone from the bachelorette party to family travelers. 

Orlando, Florida 


Cue the thrill of a theme park ride and magical experiences. The main attraction for travelers to Orlando is the beloved Walt Disney World and Universal Studios. Mickey Mouse ears await as families, couples and friends wish to visit their favorite theme park again. However, Orlando has more to offer! With a number of world-class shops and restaurants, as well as hotels and other entertainment offerings, Orlando is a top choice for travelers everywhere. 

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 


As part of South Carolina’s beloved Grand Strand, Myrtle Beach is a stand-out among good company. It’s no wonder travelers want to plan a trip to this All-American vacation destination where the beaches, golf courses and fun times are plentiful. Check out Expedia’s Myrtle Beach Vacation Travel Guide for inspiration and beautiful footage.  

Honolulu, Hawaii 

An island getaway that is home to sandy beaches and fresh seafood, Honolulu is truly a dreamworthy destination. Travelers can spend their days relaxing on scenic beaches or learning about the culture of this lush, natural paradise. Of the many activities to enjoy, visitors love to experience the island by staking a claim in the sand, spending time splashing in the surf or hitting the hiking trails and becoming one with nature.