The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations Cities / Towns

The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations

16k votes 1.8k voters 54k views 170 items tags f p @
Vacationing in cities may not be as restful as spending a week or two out by the lake, and it may not always be the best option for families, but does bring its own pleasures. Major American cities all offer their own unique culture and atmosphere, and many have intriguing sub-cultures and fascinating neighborhoods to explore. Some of the best times exploring new cities can be spent investigating the local arts district, trying out a trendy new restaurant or wandering around a newly-developed area, in addition to the more traditional museum, zoo, and shopping excursions. All these criteria help determine the top vacation cities in the the US.

Your votes will determine the best cities for vacation time. The US cities on this list include some of the most populated, as well as some out of the way destinations. It's a crowdranked list, so help improve it by voting on your favorite cities for vacations, or make your own list to suggest some more cities no one else has included yet!

For more US travel suggestions, check out this list of the best museums in the US.
List Photo: user uploaded image
  • 54 ReRanks
    • Women
    • Men
    • Age
    • Region
  • 2 See list ranked by
Z
G Options B Comments & Embed 2rerank list
  1. 1
    + 719
    - 211
    San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations

    most listed
    San Francisco California

  2. 2
    + 618
    - 301
    New York City is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    New York City New York

  3. 3
    + 601
    - 200

    the people's #1
    California

    ;
  4. 4
    + 629
    - 176
    Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations


    Honolulu Hawaii

  5. 5
    + 596
    - 223
    Chicago is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations


    Chicago Illinois

  6. 6
    + 515
    - 181
    Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations


    Washington, D.C.

  7. 7
    + 522
    - 227
    New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations


    New Orleans Louisiana

  8. 8
    + 326
    - 289
    Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Los Angeles California

  9. 9
    + 427
    - 280
    Boston is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations


    Boston Massachusetts

  10. 10
    + 514
    - 222
    Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations


    Las Vegas Nevada

  11. 11
    + 540
    - 153
    Seattle is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations

    ranked low on reranks
    Seattle Washington

  12. 12
    + 222
    - 47

    added by hellodalai
    California, USA

    ;
  13. 13
    + 171
    - 58
    Pebble Beach is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations

    added by hellodalai
    Pebble Beach California, USA

  14. 14
    + 395
    - 274
    Orlando is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations


    Orlando Florida

  15. 15
    + 240
    - 93

    added by arun
    California, USA

    ;
  16. 16
    + 215
    - 89

    added by hellodalai
    California, USA

    ;
  17. 17
    + 202
    - 99

    added by hellodalai
    California, USA

    ;
  18. 18
    + 438
    - 173
    Portland is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations


    Portland Oregon

  19. 19
    + 42
    - 12
    Monterey is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations


    Monterey California, USA

  20. 20
    + 326
    - 162
    Aspen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations


    Aspen Colorado

  21. 21
    + 343
    - 204
    Miami is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations


    Miami Florida, USA

  22. 22
    + 31
    - 18
    Avalon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations


    Avalon California, USA

  23. 23
    + 37
    - 12


    California, USA

    ;
  24. 24
    + 32
    - 8
    Laguna Beach is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations


    Laguna Beach California, USA

  25. 25
    + 344
    - 237
    Austin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations


    Austin Texas

  26. 26
    + 30
    - 11
    Santa Monica is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations


    Santa Monica California, USA

  27. 27
    + 29
    - 9


    California, USA

    ;
  28. 28
    + 27
    - 12


    California, USA

    ;
  29. 29
    + 183
    - 72
    Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations

    ranked low on reranks & added by juanalverez
    Kansas City Missouri, USA

  30. 30
    + 27
    - 8
    Carlsbad is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations


    Carlsbad California, USA

  31. 31
    + 26
    - 9
    Santa Barbara is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations


    Santa Barbara California, USA

  32. 32
    + 24
    - 9
    Malibu is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations


    Malibu California, USA

  33. 33
    + 75
    - 35
    West Hollywood is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations

    added by hellodalai
    West Hollywood California, USA

  34. 34
    + 73
    - 38

    added by gamedemon24
    California, USA

    ;
  35. 35
    + 61
    - 32
    Anaheim is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations

    added by hellodalai
    Anaheim California, USA

  36. 36
    + 305
    - 229
    Charleston is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations


    Charleston South Carolina, USA

  37. 37
    + 20
    - 10
    Long Beach is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations


    Long Beach California, USA

  38. 38
    + 18
    - 10
    Newport Beach is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations


    Newport Beach California, USA

  39. 39
    + 20
    - 7
    Encinitas is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations


    Encinitas California, USA

  40. 40
    + 21
    - 9
    Santa Cruz is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations


    Santa Cruz California, USA

  41. 41
    + 317
    - 193
    Savannah is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations


    Savannah Georgia

  42. 42
    + 194
    - 188
    Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations

    added by swimmingchic10
    Minneapolis Minnesota, USA

  43. 43
    + 19
    - 7


    California, USA

    ;
  44. 44
    + 115
    - 141

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Colorado, USA

    ;
  45. 45
    + 19
    - 10
    Beverly Hills is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations


    Beverly Hills California, USA

  46. 46
    + 168
    - 141
    Portland is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Portland Maine, USA

  47. 47
    + 17
    - 8


    California, USA

    ;
  48. 48
    + 69
    - 49
    Nashville is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations

    added by MattSchwarck
    Nashville Tennessee, USA

  49. 49
    + 15
    - 7
    Huntington Beach is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations


    Huntington Beach California, USA

  50. 50
    + 224
    - 85
    Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations

    added by azazelbadazz
    Philadelphia Pennsylvania, USA

171 +

Something missing? Add it!

1 - 50 of 170

L List Options 2 Rerank List B Comments & Embed z Share Next List >