Self-storage company STORAGECafé recently released a study analyzing the best destinations for snowbirds for 2021. The term “snowbirds” refers to Americans and Canadians heading south for the colder months to avoid harsh northern winters.
Due to pandemic concerns, snowbird travel habits will look different for 2021. U.S. snowbirds showed a 14 percent drop in short-term rental interest. Only about 31 percent of Canadian snowbirds will travel to cities with more favorable climates.
Florida is among the top states for snowbirds, with six cities ranking in the top 10. California and Arizona are also popular destinations for travelers. As far as housing costs, Texas is the most budget-friendly state for snowbirds.
Top 10 cities for snowbirds:
- Boca Raton, Florida
- Jupiter, Florida
- West Palm Beach, Florida
- Fort Myers, Florida
- Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
- Honolulu, Hawai’i
- Clearwater, Florida
- Delray Beach, Florida
- Corpus Christi, Texas
- Gilbert, Arizona
To select the cities, the research team compared 392 cities based on factors, including temperature, seasonal housing availability, proximity to beaches, number of golf courses and parks, self-storage prices, safety and local COVID-19 vulnerability. Visit the website for a full list of the 100 best destinations.
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As another phenomenal year of travel comes to an end, it’s time, as always, for Global Traveler to celebrate and award those who do it best as we announce the 2023 winners of the GT Tested Reader Survey awards. But that's not the only cause for celebration here: We've hit another major milestone, as this marks our 20th year honoring the best of the best inn world of travel!
The highly anticipated GT Tested Reader Survey has more reason to celebrate in 2024 than ever before. This year marks the 20th anniversary of our GT Tested Reader Survey awards, with many of the winning brands earning milestone accolades for years of dedicated and consistent service.
Learning more about our readers’ travel habits and preferences ensures Global Traveler delivers the content you desire. As the travel industry has adapted and changed over the last few years, it’s more important than ever to connect. To best meet your short- and long-term travel content needs, please help us!
Global Traveler Announces the Winners of the 2023 Outstanding Diversity & Inclusion in Travel Awards
For its third year, Global Traveler awards the airline, cruise line and hotel brand best representing diversity, equity and inclusion within the travel industry. Over the past year Global Traveler analyzed many airlines, cruise lines and hotel brands to determine which companies prove most committed to changing the world through diversity and inclusion.
The Mondrian Bordeaux Les Carmes recently opened in Bordeaux’s elegant Chartrons district, bringing 97 upscale rooms to France’s southwestern city. Occupying a 19th-century house that once held the wine cellars of Maison Calvet, the hotel marks Mondrian’s first European property for celebrated Japanese chef Masaharu Morimoto, who helms the menu and concept for the hotel’s restaurant, Morimoto Bordeaux.
The Islands of Tahiti are among the most beautiful and sought-after vacation destinations in the world. The endless images of overwater bungalows with Bora Bora’s majestic peak towering over waters of every shade of blue have an intrinsic pull. But with 118 islands and atolls to explore, there is so much more to this spectacular region of the Pacific.
London welcomes its newest boutique hotel just in time for the holiday season. The Chelsea Townhouse, located on Chelsea’s exclusive Cadogan Gardens, sits within proximity to its sister hotel, 11 Cadogan Gardens, and joins the Iconic Luxury Hotels portfolio.