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
893 373
San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
California

2
830 394
New York City is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
New York

3
796 261
Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Hawaii

4
768 314
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
California

5
751 333
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Illinois

6
648 266
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations

7
474 401
Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
California

8
646 309
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Louisiana

9
642 313
Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Nevada

10
534 354
Boston is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Massachusetts

11
681 247
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Washington

12
482 361
Orlando is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Florida

13
258 167
South Lake Tahoe is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
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14
271 132
Napa is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
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15
512 246
Portland is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Oregon

16
422 272
Miami is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Florida, USA

17
380 214
Aspen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Colorado

18
281 171
Palm Springs is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
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19
79 74
Monterey is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
California, USA

20
76 67
Santa Monica is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
California, USA

21
77 67
Carmel-by-the-Sea is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
California, USA

22
202 135
Pebble Beach is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
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23
73 50
Santa Barbara is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
California, USA

24
397 292
Austin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Texas

25
240 155
Mammoth Lakes is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
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