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!

For more US travel suggestions, check out this list of the best museums in the US.
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1
803 284
San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
San Francisco California

2
719 341
New York City is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
New York City New York

3
698 216
Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Honolulu Hawaii

4
675 250
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
San Diego California

5
667 291
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Chicago Illinois

6
585 230
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations

7
410 336
Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Los Angeles California

8
613 191
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Seattle Washington

9
581 277
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
New Orleans Louisiana

10
577 265
Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Las Vegas Nevada

11
474 319
Boston is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Boston Massachusetts

12
435 312
Orlando is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Orlando Florida

13
241 94
Napa is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
hellodalai added Napa California, USA

14
227 128
South Lake Tahoe is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
hellodalai added South Lake Tahoe California, USA

The Most Beautiful Cities in the World

15
475 200
Portland is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Portland Oregon

16
383 236
Miami is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Miami Florida, USA

17
187 97
Pebble Beach is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
hellodalai added Pebble Beach California, USA

18
258 132
Palm Springs is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
arun added Palm Springs California, USA

19
232 121
Mammoth Lakes is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
hellodalai added Mammoth Lakes California, USA

20
348 184
Aspen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Aspen Colorado

21
59 39
Monterey is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Monterey California, USA

The Best Current Sitcoms

22
53 34
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

23
50 30
Laguna Beach is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Laguna Beach California, USA

24
51 34
Santa Monica is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Santa Monica California, USA

25
373 256
Austin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Austin Texas

26
46 28
Santa Barbara is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Santa Barbara California, USA

27
42 28
Malibu is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Malibu California, USA

28
39 32
Sausalito is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Sausalito California, USA

America's Coolest Cities

29
37 42
Avalon is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Avalon California, USA

30
89 51
West Hollywood is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
hellodalai added West Hollywood California, USA

31
331 242
Charleston is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Charleston South Carolina, USA

32
200 93
Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
juanalverez added Kansas City Missouri, USA

33
37 32
San Luis Obispo is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
San Luis Obispo California, USA

34
37 28
Carlsbad is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Carlsbad California, USA

35
33 26
Long Beach is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Long Beach California, USA

The 35 Coolest Pools in the World

36
73 53
Anaheim is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
hellodalai added Anaheim California, USA

37
81 57
June Lake, California is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
gamedemon24 added June Lake, California California, USA

38
29 27
Santa Cruz is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Santa Cruz California, USA

39
30 28
Newport Beach is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Newport Beach California, USA

40
338 203
Savannah is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Savannah Georgia

41
37 24
Beverly Hills is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Beverly Hills California, USA

42
25 26
Encinitas is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Encinitas California, USA

US Cities with the Best Culture

43
97 67
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
MattSchwarck added Nashville Tennessee, USA

44
25 13
Niagara Falls is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
hellodalai added Niagara Falls New York, USA

45
27 22
Yosemite Lakes is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Yosemite Lakes California, USA

46
211 203
Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
swimmingchic10 added Minneapolis Minnesota, USA

47
245 100
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Philadelphia Pennsylvania, USA

48
186 154
Portland is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Portland Maine, USA

49
106 129
Memphis is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Memphis Tennessee, USA

50
232 118
Key West is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
hellodalai added Key West Florida, USA