Florida is tops for luxury travel according to a new report. The yacht charter experts at Ritzy Charters did the research. To come up with the list, they analyzed Google Trends data uncovering interest in luxurious travel. Some of the specific search terms they looked for included “luxury vacations,” “luxury vacation rentals,” and “luxury resort.” There were eleven items and each was assigned points. Then the points were totaled to come up with this final, luxurious list. It is a 100 point scale. Florida actually ranked number two on the nationwide search.

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The Queen Elizabeth II (QE2) ship is a famous luxury cruise ship. Florida is also home to a luxury yachting community.

Why Florida

The sunshine state boasts some of the world’s most beautiful beaches. Beautiful beaches are a perfect setting for magnificent accommodations. We have stunning resorts and beautiful vacation rentals beachfront as well as inland. However, this report says more and more people are looking for nautical adventures along the Florida coastline. The Sunshine State also gets high marks in the categories of “luxury cruise” and “luxury yacht.”

The Mid-Atlantic region of the country had three states making the top ten list. Virginia is number seven, Washington D.C is number nine and Maryland is number ten. Finally, on the opposite end of the spectrum, North Dakota ranked last. It seems the state is not not of the mind when it comes to luxury getaways. Perhaps people who visit there are looking for more rustic experiences.

In conclusion, Florida is tops for luxury travel. Here is how the rest of the top five list stacks up.

  • #5 South Carolina

    South Carolina gets its highest score from searches for “luxury vacation.” Point score is 59.73.

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    FOLLY BEACH, SC – OCTOBER 30: A girl runs into the ocean as a Waxing Gibbous Moon rises.

  • #4 New Jersey

    New Jersey has lots of searches for “five star resorts” to get this ranking. Points totaled 61.64.
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  • #3 Connecticut

    Luxury vacation is what people search for when visiting Connecticut. Total score is 68.45.
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  • #2 Florida

    Florida’s total points where 71.09 to come in number two on the luxury list.
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  • #1 New York

    New York takes the title with a score of 80.18
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