What do you look for when planning a vacation? Ease of access? A plethora of things to do? I love a place that has plenty of unique restaurants and bars. But one thing that, especially domestically, you may not have at the top of your mind- is safety. Now I do consider it when choosing a hotel, it can be easy to find something where the price almost seems too good to be true. And that often can be due to a not-so-great location. I’ve definitely stayed in one or two of those before. But what about the overall safest vacation destinations? There are actually some high-quality places on the list. Ones you may be planning to visit anyway. Would you believe two North Carolina cities were named as some of the safest vacation destinations? It’s not the safety that surprises me, more than people use vacation days to visit.
The Safest Vacation Destinations
Nothing against either of these cities, they are actually the two places I’ve lived in my lifetime so both hold a special place in my heart. And maybe it’s because I’ve spent so much time in both that I wonder why people would travel long distances to visit. But both made this list, which was compiled by The Boutique Adventurer. They used FBI Crime Data including the cost of crime, the opportunity cost of crime, incarceration, crime prevention, and more. Only cities that have a population of 100,000 or more that they considered to be “vacation spots” or “tourist hubs” were included on the initial list by The Boutique Adventurer. The total list included 19 destinations across the US.
Two NC cities were included among the safest vacation destinations. You’ll find those below as well as the top 3 and one other notable place that I bet a lot of you have traveled to or are planning to travel to. Curious about the entire list? You can find that here.