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

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.

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.
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    San Francisco

    California More
    100
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    New York More
    92
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    Hawaii More
    91
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    Illinois More
    89
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    San Diego

    California More
    87
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    Louisiana More
    84
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    Nevada More
    82
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    Boston

    Massachusetts More
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    Washington More
    78
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    California, United States of America More
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    Los Angeles

    California More
    76
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    Oregon More
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    Florida More
    73
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    California, United States of America More
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    California, United States of America More
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    California, United States of America More
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    Colorado More
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    Texas More
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    California, United States of America More
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    Florida, United States of America More
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    Area codes 215 and 267, Pennsylvania, United States of America More
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    added by: azazelbadazz
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    Georgia More
    61
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    South Carolina, United States of America More
    57
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    British Columbia, Canada More
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    California, United States of America More
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    Area code 303, Colorado, United States of America More
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    Florida, United States of America More
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    West Hollywood

    California, United States of America More
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    Avalon

    California, United States of America More
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    Kansas City

    Missouri, United States of America More
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    Maine, United States of America More
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    Key West

    Florida, United States of America More
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    California, United States of America More
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    California, United States of America More
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    Area code 218, Minnesota, United States of America More
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    Arizona More
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    Moab

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    Carmel-by-the-Sea

    California, United States of America More
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    Florida, United States of America More
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    Area code 505, New Mexico, United States of America More
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    Tennessee, United States of America More
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    Arizona, United States of America More
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    San Luis Obispo

    California, United States of America More
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    Tennessee, United States of America More
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    Sausalito

    California, United States of America More
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    San Juan Province, Argentina, Argentina More
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    Lake Placid

    Florida, United States of America More
    47
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