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The Top 10 U.S. Cities Last-Minute Travelers Visit and Deals to Get You There

Aug. 25, 2018
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Have you ever booked a flight last minute? Or started planning a weekend road trip on a Friday?

Well, it turns out you’re not alone.

Think with Google shows that travel-related searches that included the keywords “tonight” and “today” rose over 150% on mobile devices from January-June 2015 to January-June 2017.

But where do these last-minute travelers visit?

According to the booking data of online travel site Hotwire, the top 10 U.S. destinations people book spontaneously are:

  • Dallas
  • Atlanta
  • Denver
  • Austin, Texas
  • Minneapolis
  • New York City
  • Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Los Angeles
  • Portland, Oregon
  • Houston

It’s not too late to jet — or drive — off on your own last-minute Labor Day adventure. And you can even snag a great deal: Check out these deals we found with 10 airlines and hotel chains. Availability is limited so act quickly, and book with your favorite travel credit card to earn more points or miles.

Hotwire is running an end-of-summer sale, allowing travelers to take $10 off $99 on Hot Rate Hotels and Hot Rate Cars from now thru Aug. 29. Use promo code SUNSET10 during checkout.

Nerdwallet does not guarantee rates or availability.

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