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by Allen J. Sheinman | May 16, 2014

The personal-finance social network WalletHub has developed a list of the Best Cities for Summer Travel based on two major criteria: which departure points offer the best combination of inexpensive flights and short travel times to the most popular destinations, and which destinations are the most accessible, both logistically and financially, for U.S. travelers across the 50 largest metro areas. Here are the results:

Best Domestic Departure Points

  1.  Philadelphia
  2.  Atlanta
  3.  Charlotte, N.C.
  4.  Detroit
  5.  Chicago

Best International Departure Points

  1.  Chicago
  2.  New York City
  3.  Washington, D.C.
  4.  Cleveland
  5.  Miami

Top Domestic Destinations

  1.  Orlando
  2.  Virginia Beach, Va.
  3.  Las Vegas
  4.  San Diego
  5.  Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Top International Destinations

  1.  Cancun, Mexico
  2.  Puerto Vallata, Mexico
  3.  San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico
  4.  Montego Bay, Jamaica
  5.  Oranjestad, Aruba

For the complete report, go to bit.ly/RZvFlv.

Source: WalletHub.com