America 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
903 383
San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
California

2
840 399
New York City is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
New York

3
806 264
Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Hawaii

4
776 316
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
California

5
754 339
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Illinois

6
654 269
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations

7
482 403
Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
California

8
651 314
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Louisiana

9
541 356
Boston is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Massachusetts

10
645 318
Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Nevada

11
685 252
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Washington

12
486 362
Orlando is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Florida

13
274 135
Napa is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
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14
259 171
South Lake Tahoe is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
hellodalai added California, USA

15
515 248
Portland is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Oregon

16
429 272
Miami is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Florida, USA

17
385 214
Aspen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Colorado

18
282 173
Palm Springs is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
arun added California, USA

19
80 68
Santa Monica is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
California, USA

20
81 68
Carmel-by-the-Sea is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
California, USA

21
81 75
Monterey is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
California, USA

22
203 135
Pebble Beach is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
hellodalai added California, USA

23
74 50
Santa Barbara is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
California, USA

24
242 155
Mammoth Lakes is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
hellodalai added California, USA

25
399 292
Austin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Texas