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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914 399
San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
California
2
859 413
New York City is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
New York
3
823 271
Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Hawaii
4
793 323
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
California
5
764 353
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Illinois
6
670 274
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
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494 415
Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
California
8
664 322
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Louisiana
9
553 360
Boston is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Massachusetts
10
656 329
Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Nevada
11
699 257
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Washington
12
497 369
Orlando is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Florida
13
279 142
Napa is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
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14
262 176
South Lake Tahoe is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
hellodalai added California, USA
15
435 279
Miami is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Florida, USA
16
520 256
Portland is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Oregon
17
393 219
Aspen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Colorado
18
284 180
Palm Springs is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
arun added California, USA
19
85 81
Monterey is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
California, USA
20
84 75
Carmel-by-the-Sea is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
California, USA
21
82 75
Santa Monica is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
California, USA
22
205 139
Pebble Beach is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
hellodalai added California, USA
23
78 53
Santa Barbara is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
California, USA
24
247 160
Mammoth Lakes is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
hellodalai added California, USA
25
407 299
Austin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Texas