As Generation X comes to the forefront of travel, they are changing the expectations for next-generation travelers. They are demanding increased personalization in their experiences and more authentic interactions with places around the world. This generation’s traveler is less interested in traditional resorts and historic cities, favoring instead unique locales that offer a diversity of culture, cuisine, activities, and locals.
With that in mind, here are the top 10 destinations Generation X travelers are flocking to.
1. New Orleans, Louisiana
The French Quarter is the heart of New Orleans, where Old World charm meets cutting-edge culture. It’s easy to get around on foot or by streetcar in this compact city, but if you want to see more of NOLA just hop in a cab and see the Garden District, Irish Channel, or City Park. Shopping here has been elevated to an art form with local shops offering antiques, crafts, and uniquely New Orleans souvenirs.
2. Havana, Cuba
The Caribbean island of Cuba is brimming with history and culture waiting to be discovered by travelers from around the world. Don’t be surprised if you’re completely captivated by this island republic. Despite decades of economic embargo, the people are warm and welcoming, the streets are bustling with classic cars, and your senses will come alive with vibrant music.
3. Los Angeles, California
The moment you arrive in LA, you step onto a movie set full of style and swagger. After traveling to almost every corner of the world, Jay-Z still chose this urban treasure trove for his newest business venture, the 40/40 Club. While you’re there, be sure to check out exciting neighborhoods like Hollywood and Silver Lake, where Los Angeles native son Jim Morrison was inspired to write “LA Woman.”
4. San Francisco, California
San Francisco is the “Gotta Go Now” city. Once you experience its cool sophistication, diverse neighborhoods, world-class art scene, and cultural crossroads, it’s easy to understand why people are still talking about this destination even after 40 years of existence. The first thing most people do on arrival in San Francisco is checking out the Golden Gate Bridge, but once you do that, venture beyond your comfort zone to discover some of San Francisco’s diverse neighborhoods.
5. Miami, Florida
Miami is a city built on big dreams and bigger ideas. It’s sexy, sultry, and seductive—a place where dreamers come to reinvent themselves with no inhibitions. Whether you’re catching a show at the Fillmore, hanging out at South Beach, or just enjoying a peaceful morning on Star Island, you feel like your possibilities are endless in this tropical city.
6. New York City, New York
It’s no wonder that people from all over the world flock to NYC—it’s been a cultural hub since the early 1900s. From legendary clubs to world-class dining, from Broadway shows to Central Park, it’s a city that offers something for everyone irrespective of age or interests. NYC is also home to one of Generation X’s favorite pubs—Jimmy Fallon’s “The Tonight Show” bar, Parc restaurant in Manhattan at the Park Hotel. It’s not only where “The Tonight Show” host likes to hang out after his show, but it’s also one of the best bars in the city.
Generation X travelers are looking for unique experiences when they travel, and the destinations listed above offer just that. Whether you’re into music, history, art, or food, there’s something for everyone on this list. So if you’re thinking of taking a trip in the near future, be sure to consider one of these amazing destinations.
Thanks for reading and have fun exploring these amazing places!