Vacations

The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations 

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Updated March 1, 2019 34.9k votes 3k voters 71.1k views 275 items

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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Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Hawaii
2
San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
California
3
New York City is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
New York
4
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
California
5
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
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Chicago is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Illinois
7
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Washington
8
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Louisiana
9
Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Nevada
10
Boston is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Massachusetts
11
Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
California
12
Miami is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Florida, USA
13
Orlando is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Florida
14
Portland is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Oregon
15
Aspen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Colorado
16
Charleston is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
South Carolina, USA
17
Austin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Texas
18
South Lake Tahoe is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
hellodalai added California, USA
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Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Area codes 215 and 267, Pennsylvania, USA
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Savannah is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Georgia
21
Napa is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
hellodalai added California, USA
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Santa Barbara is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
California, USA
23
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
MattSchwarck added Tennessee, USA
24
Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
swimmingchic10 added Minnesota, USA
25
Key West is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
hellodalai added Florida, USA