Whenever someone is thinking about taking a vacation or honeymoon they usually turn to Google. After all, it’s pretty much the most used search engine around right now and its results aren’t matched by anyone, including Bing. The Google results are fast and for the most part pretty accurate, so you can use the information to plan the perfect vacation getaway.

Each year there are plenty of websites that keep track of these search numbers and give yearly reports. If you take a few minutes you can actually find detailed search results for pretty much anything you want over the last several years.

For obvious reasons, there are several places that always rank near or at the top of searches for the best vacation destinations. Places like Las Vegas, Rome, Bermuda, Cancun, and Paris. There are also plenty of places that don’t come to the forefront of your initial thought that you might be surprised that they rank so high. Places that fit that bill are destinations such as Dublin, London, Tokyo, and Delhi. Those are all beautiful places to visit but they just don’t fill your thoughts right away until you get online.

When a potential vacationer does a normal search they will also see other places that were viewed by people who were looking for the same thing. When they see how many people have looked at other places, they are then intrigued to do the same.

20 Punta Cana, Dominican Republic - White Sandy Beaches

Anyone who is searching for that perfect vacation getaway will certainly come across Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic during their search. Should you make the decision to go here you will certainly be impressed enough to return again in the future.

What you’ll find there are powder-white sandy beaches that you see in pictures of any beautiful resort. Those beaches are located right behind the all-inclusive resort that can completely make you forget all about your normal world back at home.

The pictures of this paradise tell you all you need to know but keep this in mind; they still don’t do the area any justice at all.

19 Dublin, Ireland - Not As Expensive To Reach As it once was

People are starting to realize that a trip to Dublin, Ireland is no longer as expensive as it once was. You can catch a plane from the United States for a little more than five hundred bucks and find a nice three-star hotel there for a little less than two hundred dollars per night.

If you are a golfer you’re in for a treat if you visit there because it’s home to golf course #26 in Golf World’s Top 100 Must Play Courses.

The course is located right in the middle of the Irish Sea, Donabate beach and Broadmeadow Estuary. There are not many better places to play a round of eighteen holes!

18 Barcelona, Spain - some of the most beautiful architecture on the planet

When you are looking for a vacation destination that is located on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea, you are in luck when you choose Barcelona, Spain. The beautiful city is one of the most historic in all of Europe and you’ll find some of the most beautiful architecture on the planet.

You can catch a flight there from the United States for a little less than five hundred dollars but your trip won’t be complete unless you visit Las Ramblas for some top-notch shopping. Before you head down to the beach you should make your trip the complete experience with a visit to Sagrada Familia.

17 Aspen, Colorado - a world-class destination made famous by film and TV

You have seen Aspen, Colorado in plenty of movies and television shows over the years. One thing that they fail to share though is that it is actually one of the most expensive places to live in the United States.

It’s as beautiful in the summer as it is in the winter, minus the skiing options, and if you love to vacation in picturesque places, you’ll want to visit Aspen during both seasons. That’s really the only way to get the full effect of the city without paying the costly yearly expenses to live there.

There isn’t just skiing there though. They have some of the best restaurants in the state and top-rated art and music festivals throughout the entire year.

16 San Jose, California - Don't miss out on Great America

San Jose, California is quickly becoming a favorite vacation spot for people from all over the world. You can catch a flight there from the east coast of the United States for around five hundred bucks during peak travel season and once you get there you’ll definitely want to visit California’s Great America.

The name doesn’t really tell you how great of an amusement park the place is and with entrance fees of only between $38-$64 per person, it’s much more affordable than a lot of other amusement parks around the country, while not losing anything in terms of your entertainment.

15 The Maldives - the clearest water we'll ever see

If a trip to South Asia is in the cards for you, then you’ll want to visit the Maldives and find out why it’s one of the top-searched vacation destinations in 2018. It’s a tropical island that’s located right smack in the middle of the Indian Ocean and it won’t take you very long at all to see why everyone wants to go there.

You can find very nice three-star hotels there for only about sixty-five bucks per night. Those will let you enjoy the blue lagoons that you normally can only see in movies and television shows, along with some of the most beautiful reefs you’ll ever see.

14 Rome, Italy - travel back to ancient times

If you are a fan of old architecture, you, along with most of the people in the world, want to visit Rome, Italy. Every single year it’s one of the most searched vacation destinations on Google and 2018 is no different.

You can catch a flight over there from New York for around eight hundred bucks but once you are there you can actually find some reasonably priced lodging. A good three-star hotel can be found there for only about eighty dollars a night.

The capital of Italy offers sights for your eyes that you won’t see anywhere else in the world, including Vatican City.

13 Bermuda - another world entirely

There is a reason that Bermuda is always among the top-searched vacation destinations online each year. It’s a small island that’s to the east of the Carolinas in the Atlantic Ocean and while on a map it doesn’t look that far away, it’s actually a million miles away in terms of your mindset. Once you step foot on this beautiful island, in your mind, there is nothing else that exists.

You’ll find a mix of cultures there, with people from America, Britain, Portugal and the West Indies. If you can get past the whole Bermuda Triangle mystery and have the guts to make the trip, you’ll be very happy that you did!

12 San Juan, Puerto Rico - where the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean meet

Since Puerto Rico is part of the United States there are actually quite a few people who don’t realize how far away the island actually is from the continental United States. When you look at a map and see exactly where it’s located you’ll see why it’s a top-searched place each year for vacation getaways.

When you are located where the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean meet, well, there aren’t many places that can boast that. You can catch a flight there for around four to five hundred dollars and believe me when I say, it’s money well spent!

11 Cancun, Mexico - magnificent views, to say the least.

Any vacation conversation includes the mention of Cancun, Mexico. That’s because it has been one of the most beautiful places to visit in the entire world for a very long time now. It’s located in the very picturesque Yucatan Peninsula and the views it offers are magnificent, to say the least.

You can fly there from the United States for around three hundred dollars although one of the most popular ways to get there is by taking a cruise ship across the Gulf of Mexico.

One of the more popular things to do there is to take a tour of the Mayan ruins of Tulum. Follow that with a trip to the beach and you have the perfect vacation day!

10 London, England - The cultural epicenter of Great Britain

London, England has long been a favorite for people to visit for a vacation. It’s always near the top of the most searched destinations online and the same holds true in 2018.

It can be an expensive trip though, but if you have the money it’s more than worth it. A flight can run you anywhere in the range of six hundred to thirteen hundred bucks and when you get there you’ll find three-star hotels for a little more than a hundred dollars per night as well.

This is certainly a place to include on your vacation wish list as it has a history dating all the way back to the Roman times.

9 Tokyo, Japan - Technology galore in a unique and intriguing nation

Tokyo, Japan is another place that’s a pretty expensive trip but well worth the money if you have it. There is so much to attract visitors there that it makes it one of the most searched vacation spots each year.

You will have a hard time finding a flight from the United States that will cost you less than a thousand bucks but once you get there you’ll find things are actually pretty reasonable. A good three-star hotel can be found for about ninety bucks per night and you’ll also find a lot of very nicely priced mementos that you can pick up and take home.

8 Bangkok, Thailand - A place for history

Bangkok, Thailand can be a bit pricey to get to but once you are there you will quickly find out why it’s such a popular vacation spot. Flights from the United States will run you between eight hundred and eleven hundred dollars but when you step foot in this beautiful land you’ll be pretty happy at what you’ll see.

Not only will your eyes be filled with some stunning historical sites, you’ll also find very nice accommodations in three-star hotels for only around thirty bucks per night. You can find extremely nice five-star places for just a little more than a hundred dollars per night.

7 Bali, Indonesia - Hike active volcanoes

When you hear people speak of Indonesia, you don’t really think about a great vacation destination. That is until you remember that Bali is there and that city is one of the most searched for places online in 2018. A trip there will give you everlasting memories as to why it’s searched for so much and you’ll be certain to tell everyone about the magical times you enjoyed there.

The island has some of the most beautiful beaches in the entire world and also has some active volcanoes for those of you who like that sort of thing. The combination makes for some of the most awesome sunsets you have ever seen!

6 Paris, France - The City for lovers

Paris, France is a lover’s paradise. That’s one of the reasons it’s always near or at the top of the most searched for vacation spots each year. Plenty of couples want to spend their honeymoon there but it’s too expensive a trip for most.

A flight from the United States will cost anywhere in between six hundred and sixteen hundred dollars and once you get there, there isn’t much relief in terms of accommodations. A good three-star place will run you around a hundred bucks a night. If you have a more exquisite taste for the best of the best, a five-star place will cost you upwards of four hundred dollars per night.

5 Myrtle Beach, South Carolina - A golfer's paradise

If you are a golfer you already know about Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. They have some of the nicest courses in the world and that alone makes it one of the most searched for vacation destinations each and every year.

That’s not all there is to do there though. They also have some of the nicest beaches in the country that are flanked by some very nice restaurants and historic tourist attractions.

Many people call this area the East Coast’s version of California, so if you are looking for a place to go, this just might be it!

4 Dehli, India - History and culture aplenty

The capital of India is usually one of the most searched for places each year because as far as vacation destinations go, it has some truly great things to experience. It has ties all the way back to the 1600s and there are plenty of buildings around that give you a glimpse of how things were back in that time.

It’s an expensive trip to get there but once you are there you’ll find the prices very pleasing to your wallet. A flight can range anywhere from six hundred all the way up to two thousand dollars. However, once you step foot into the city you’ll find some pretty nice three-star places to stay for only twenty-five dollars per night.

3 Turks and Caicos - A hop, skip and jump from Miami

Turks and Caicos are easily one of the most beautiful places in the world. The views you’ll find here will amaze your eyes and it’s much closer than you would think. It’s just a quick trip on a plane from Miami and the trip is stunning every mile there, only to be topped once you step your foot on the ground of the fabulous vacation paradise.

One visit and you’ll know why it’s always near the top of the most searched for destinations each year. The only drawback here is that it’s right in the path of a lot of hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean so you’ll want to check a weather report before you go.

2 Sydney, Australia - Say hey to Nemo for us

Sydney, Australia is easily one of the most beautiful places in the world to visit. They have some truly magnificent architecture over there and if you can afford the trip, you’ll see why it’s one of the top-searched vacation destinations each year.

It’s a very long flight down there and it will cost you more than two thousand dollars but when you leave you’ll be very glad that you spent the money. You will be able to find some decent three-star hotel accommodations for less than one hundred bucks per night so that will ease things on your wallet (a bit).

1 Las Vegas, Nevada - Viva las vegas

There isn’t a person in the world that doesn’t know about and want to visit Las Vegas, Nevada. The bright lights, the gorgeous casinos and some of the top entertainment in the entire world make this city one of the most searched places every single year.

People come here to celebrate a honeymoon, to see what all the fuss is about, or just to get away, and some even make it a yearly event. The only thing to remember when you visit this beautiful city is to bring plenty of cash. There is a casino on every corner and even if that isn't your style, you’ll still be enticed to try it out all the activities that the city has to offer.

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