With Americans reporting increased feelings of isolation and burnout, a new survey by Hotwire shows a corresponding interest in local travel and short, last-minute trips ... also known as quickies!

As experts in last-minute travel, Hotwire wants to make it easy for anyone to safely get away, which is why we partnered with brain-health expert Dr. Mike Dow and ranked the country’s best cities to enjoy a much-needed quickie trip!

To create the second annual “America’s Best Cities for a Quickie Index,” Hotwire analyzed more than 10,000 internal and external data points across 300 cities based on value, driveability, leisure, and population scores.

2020 Index

2019 Index

For this infographic, Hotwire went straight to the source to find out what the top traveler priorities are today and how travelers are changing the way they book, increasingly opting for quick, local getaways while still reaping significant self-care rewards.


Survey Data

Quickie Trip Planning
Want to find incredible last-minute deals, safety information, and learn more about fun things to do in America's Best Quickie Cities? We strongly encourage travelers to check the most recent local travel recommendations before booking a trip, so we've compiled some helpful links for anyone dreaming of their next getaway!
Top Major Metropolis: Las Vegas
Top Mid-Size Must-See: St. Louis
Top Small Town Favorite:Orlando
Top Itty Bitty City: Charleston

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Dr. Mike Dow

Hotwire and Dr. Mike Dow, brain-health expert, announce they've joined forces to share how short Quickie getaways can help you travel safely while boosting your mental health.

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Quickie Trip Benefits

Dr. Mike shares 5 surprising self-care benefits of quickie trips, and why they're a great way to balance both your physical and mental health.

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Hotwire releases 2nd annual “America’s Best Cities for a Quickie” Index with surprising destinations for easy getaways. The top 40 cities for 2020 were ranked based on recent traveler preferences including driveability, population and last-minute savings.

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Are you a journalist, tourism board, or blogger looking for assets? View our Quickie Press Kit which includes our campaign and brand logos, and additional city and content creative for your use. For spokesperson interviews or additional questions, please contact [email protected].


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