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 City

    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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    86
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    Louisiana More
    84
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    Nevada More
    82
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    Boston

    Massachusetts More
    81
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    Washington More
    79
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    California, United States of America More
    78
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    Los Angeles

    California More
    76
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    Oregon More
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    Orlando

    Florida 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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    California, United States of America More
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    added by: arun
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    Austin

    Texas More
    67
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    Colorado 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
    65
    added by: azazelbadazz
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    Georgia More
    62
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    South Carolina, United States of America More
    57
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    British Columbia, Canada More
    56
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    New Mexico, United States of America More
    54
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    Area code 303, Colorado, United States of America More
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    West Yellowstone

    Montana, United States of America More
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    Florida, United States of America More
    53
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    California, United States of America More
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    California, United States of America More
    52
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    Maine, United States of America More
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    Kansas City

    Missouri, United States of America More
    52
    added by: juanalverez
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    Avalon

    California, United States of America More
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    Key West

    Florida, United States of America More
    51
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    Minneapolis

    Area code 218, Minnesota, United States of America More
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    California, United States of America More
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    added by: gamedemon24
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    Arizona More
    50
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    49
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    Monterey

    California, United States of America More
    49
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    Florida, United States of America More
    49
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    Area code 505, New Mexico, United States of America More
    49
    added by: AriannaLA
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    Tennessee, United States of America More
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    Carmel-by-the-Sea

    California, United States of America More
    48
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    Arizona, United States of America More
    48
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    Tennessee, United States of America More
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    San Juan Province, Argentina, Argentina More
    48
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    Florida, United States of America More
    47
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    California, United States of America More
    47
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    California, United States of America More
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