Vacations 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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916 403
San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
California
2
862 416
New York City is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
New York
3
827 272
Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Hawaii
4
799 325
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
California
5
769 354
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Illinois
6
671 277
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
7
496 418
Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
California
8
668 323
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Louisiana
9
554 362
Boston is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Massachusetts
10
703 258
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Washington
11
657 332
Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Nevada
12
498 371
Orlando is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Florida
13
280 145
Napa is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
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14
438 280
Miami is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Florida, USA
15
262 178
South Lake Tahoe is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
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16
521 257
Portland is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Oregon
17
394 220
Aspen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Colorado
18
284 182
Palm Springs is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
arun added California, USA
19
85 83
Monterey is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
California, USA
20
84 77
Carmel-by-the-Sea is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
California, USA
21
82 77
Santa Monica is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
California, USA
22
79 55
Santa Barbara is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
California, USA
23
205 142
Pebble Beach is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
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24
248 161
Mammoth Lakes is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
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25
409 302
Austin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Texas