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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San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
California
2
New York City is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
New York
3
Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Hawaii
4
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
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Chicago is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Illinois
6
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
California
7
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Louisiana
8
Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Nevada
9
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Washington
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
Aspen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Colorado
14
Portland is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Oregon
15
Orlando is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Florida
16
Austin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Texas
17
Napa is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
hellodalai added California, USA
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Charleston is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
South Carolina, USA
19
South Lake Tahoe is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
hellodalai added California, USA
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Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
juanalverez added Missouri, USA
21
Niagara Falls is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
hellodalai added New York, USA
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Nashville is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
MattSchwarck added Tennessee, USA
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Monterey is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
California, USA
24
Santa Monica is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
California, USA
25
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Area codes 215 and 267, Pennsylvania, USA