America 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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905 392
San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
California

2
850 406
New York City is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
New York

3
813 268
Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Hawaii

4
785 321
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
California

5
757 348
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Illinois

6
660 272
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations

7
486 411
Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
California

8
657 318
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Louisiana

9
545 359
Boston is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Massachusetts

10
651 324
Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Nevada

11
689 256
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Washington

12
489 367
Orlando is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Florida

13
275 138
Napa is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
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14
432 275
Miami is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Florida, USA

15
517 253
Portland is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Oregon

16
259 175
South Lake Tahoe is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
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17
389 217
Aspen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Colorado

18
282 177
Palm Springs is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
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19
81 72
Santa Monica is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
California, USA

20
82 78
Monterey is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
California, USA

21
81 72
Carmel-by-the-Sea is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
California, USA

22
203 137
Pebble Beach is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
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23
75 52
Santa Barbara is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
California, USA

24
244 157
Mammoth Lakes is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
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25
402 296
Austin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Texas