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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920 409
San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
California
2
865 420
New York City is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
New York
3
831 274
Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Hawaii
4
806 325
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
California
5
772 356
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Illinois
6
671 280
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
7
676 323
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Louisiana
8
498 422
Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
California
9
557 364
Boston is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Massachusetts
10
704 261
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Washington
11
658 335
Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Nevada
12
502 372
Orlando is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Florida
13
440 281
Miami is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Florida, USA
14
281 147
Napa is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
hellodalai added California, USA
15
524 260
Portland is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Oregon
16
263 181
South Lake Tahoe is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
hellodalai added California, USA
17
395 223
Aspen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Colorado
18
284 186
Palm Springs is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
arun added California, USA
19
86 85
Monterey is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
California, USA
20
85 79
Carmel-by-the-Sea is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
California, USA
21
83 80
Santa Monica is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
California, USA
22
80 57
Santa Barbara is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
California, USA
23
206 145
Pebble Beach is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
hellodalai added California, USA
24
249 163
Mammoth Lakes is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
hellodalai added California, USA
25
411 305
Austin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Texas