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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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Santa Monica is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
California, USA
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Santa Barbara is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
California, USA
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Savannah is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Georgia
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Sedona is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
hellodalai added Arizona, USA
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Malibu is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
California, USA
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Palm Springs is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
arun added California, USA
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Laguna Beach is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
California, USA
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Providence is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
hellodalai added Rhode Island, USA
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Salem, Massachusetts is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
hellodalai added Salem, Massachusetts
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Santa Fe is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
AriannaLA added New Mexico, USA
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Pebble Beach is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
hellodalai added California, USA
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Mammoth Lakes is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
hellodalai added California, USA
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Hershey is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Down in Florida added Hershey Pennsylvania

Home of Hersheypark, ZooAmerica, Hershey Gardens, and plenty of museums, Hershey is a wonderful get-away for families and solo travelers alike.

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Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
swimmingchic10 added Minnesota, USA
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Key West is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
hellodalai added Florida, USA
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Memphis is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Tennessee, USA
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Bar Harbor is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
hellodalai added Maine, USA
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Park City is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Utah, USA
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Taos is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
hellodalai added New Mexico, USA
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Carlsbad is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Down in Florida added New Mexico
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Sausalito is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
California, USA
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Indianapolis is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
CubsFan added
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Moab is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
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West Yellowstone is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
hellodalai added Montana, USA
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Virginia Beach is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Virginia, USA