Cities The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations  

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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!

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San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
San Francisco California

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

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Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Honolulu Hawaii

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San Diego is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
San Diego California

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Chicago is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Chicago Illinois

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

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

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Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Las Vegas Nevada

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Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Los Angeles California

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Seattle is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Seattle Washington

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Boston is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Boston Massachusetts

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Napa is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Napa California, USA

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Orlando is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Orlando Florida

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Palm Springs is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Palm Springs California, USA

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South Lake Tahoe is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
South Lake Tahoe California, USA

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Mammoth Lakes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Mammoth Lakes California, USA

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Pebble Beach is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Pebble Beach California, USA

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Portland is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Portland Oregon

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Aspen is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Aspen Colorado

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Monterey is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Monterey California, USA

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Miami is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Miami Florida, USA

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Carmel-by-the-Sea is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Carmel-by-the-Sea California, USA

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Avalon is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Avalon California, USA

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Laguna Beach is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Laguna Beach California, USA

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Santa Monica is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Santa Monica California, USA

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Austin is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Austin Texas

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Sausalito is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Sausalito California, USA

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Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Kansas City Missouri, USA

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San Luis Obispo is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
San Luis Obispo California, USA

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Malibu is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Malibu California, USA

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Santa Barbara is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Santa Barbara California, USA

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Carlsbad is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Carlsbad California, USA

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Long Beach is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Long Beach California, USA

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West Hollywood is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
West Hollywood California, USA

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Charleston is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Charleston South Carolina, USA

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June Lake, California is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
June Lake, California California, USA

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Anaheim is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Anaheim California, USA

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Newport Beach is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Newport Beach California, USA

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Santa Cruz is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Santa Cruz California, USA

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Encinitas is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Encinitas California, USA

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Savannah is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Savannah Georgia

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Yosemite Lakes is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Yosemite Lakes California, USA

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Beverly Hills is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Beverly Hills California, USA

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Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Minneapolis Minnesota, USA

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Estes Park is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Estes Park Colorado, USA

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Nashville is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Nashville Tennessee, USA

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Portland is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Portland Maine, USA

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Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
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San Antonio is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
San Antonio Texas, USA

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Tampa is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Tampa Florida, USA