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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914 398
San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
California
2
857 413
New York City is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
New York
3
821 271
Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Hawaii
4
792 323
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
California
5
762 353
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Illinois
6
669 273
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
7
493 415
Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
California
8
663 321
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Louisiana
9
553 359
Boston is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Massachusetts
10
655 329
Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Nevada
11
696 257
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Washington
12
497 368
Orlando is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Florida
13
279 141
Napa is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
hellodalai added California, USA
14
261 176
South Lake Tahoe is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
hellodalai added California, USA
15
434 279
Miami is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Florida, USA
16
519 255
Portland is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Oregon
17
392 218
Aspen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Colorado
18
284 179
Palm Springs is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
arun added California, USA
19
85 80
Monterey is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
California, USA
20
84 74
Carmel-by-the-Sea is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
California, USA
21
82 74
Santa Monica is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
California, USA
22
205 138
Pebble Beach is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
hellodalai added California, USA
23
77 53
Santa Barbara is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
California, USA
24
247 159
Mammoth Lakes is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
hellodalai added California, USA
25
406 299
Austin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations
Texas