To make travel planning a bit easier, Hotels.com has released data from its Hotel Price Index highlighting the most booked destinations of 2014.

Top domestic destinations for Americans:

  • Las Vegas

  • New York City

  • Orlando

  • Los Angeles

  • San Diego

Sin City remains the most popular domestic destination for Americans and why not? The lights, shows, attractions and unparalleled selection of hotels per square mile make Las Vegas the number one most visited city.

Second to none, New York City is home to Broadway, Times Square, skyscrapers, parks and cuisine of all types including the infamous black and white cookie! Americans paid an average of $261 per night for hotel rooms in the Big Apple according to the Hotels.com HPI.

Orlando has long mastered the art of luring throngs of travelers to its attractions. The city boasts more than 100 parks and 21 community centers, but it’s also home to more than 100 lakes.

"What ignites your passion for travel? Is it the prospect of tasting something new, experiencing the thrill of a rollercoaster ride or is it the thought of closing your laptop and venturing to a healing escape in the mountains?"

Los Angeles is the place to see and be seen. Most recognized by the initials, L.A., Los Angeles is a paradise for beach lovers, music lovers, fashionistas, sports fans and star (celebrity) gazers. Temperatures during the summers in the City of Angels average above 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Winters are fairly mild, although you might need an umbrella from time to time between November and April.

From Los Angeles, head south on the I-5 S to San Diego, the fifth most popular domestic destination for Americans. San Diego is ideal for short breaks where you can experience animals, art, military history and ocean-front dining. American travelers paid an average of $145 per night for hotel rooms according to the Hotels.com HPI.

What ignites your passion for travel? Is it the prospect of tasting something new, experiencing the thrill of a rollercoaster ride or is it the thought of closing your laptop and venturing to a healing escape in the mountains? A stay in Las Vegas, New York, Orlando, Los Angeles or San Diego can satisfy most any wanderlust. Music, food, adventure, art and relaxation are all within reach in these go-to cities.