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List Rules The most important things to you when you look for where to go on vacation

Everyone has a different idea of what makes the perfect vacation, whether you're looking to get away on your own or with your family in tow. This list of the most important things in a vacation destination takes all the most important things to consider when picking a vacation destination and puts them in one list that can be voted on my other travelers.

What are the things you look for first when you're thinking of that perfect vacation? Do you consider the destination with the best climate, the best party cities, the vacation spot with the best beaches or the best recreational facilities, or is choosing a city for a family friendly vacation your top priority? All these aspects of vacation planning come into play, but it's sometimes hard to say what the best vacations have in common.

What are the best cities for the perfect vacation? What are the must-haves for the perfect vacation destination? Vote for your faves and add whatever you think is missing! If the qualities your ideal vacation spot aren't listed, be sure to add them so other travelers can add them to the list of things a vacation spot needs.
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129 14
Safety is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Important Things in a Vacation Destination
Safety
2
115 19
Good Reviews is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Important Things in a Vacation Destination
Good Reviews
3
98 18
Low-Cost is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Important Things in a Vacation Destination
Low-Cost
4
79 14
No Bed Bugs is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Important Things in a Vacation Destination
Bootsdad added No Bed Bugs
5
80 15
Excellent Restaurants is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Important Things in a Vacation Destination
Excellent Restaurants
6
78 15
Nature is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Important Things in a Vacation Destination
Nature
7
80 20
Beachside is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Important Things in a Vacation Destination
Beachside
8
83 23
Walking Distance to Local Attr... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Important Things in a Vacation Destination
Walking Distance to Local Attractions
9
72 18
Recommendation From Trusted So... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Important Things in a Vacation Destination
Recommendation From Trusted Source
10
82 28
A Pool is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Important Things in a Vacation Destination
A Pool
11
62 19
Cheap Plane Tickets is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Important Things in a Vacation Destination
Cheap Plane Tickets
12
58 17
Access to Hiking/Outdoor Activ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Important Things in a Vacation Destination
Access to Hiking/Outdoor Activities
13
83 35
Family Friendly is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Important Things in a Vacation Destination
Family Friendly
14
60 25
Tropical is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Important Things in a Vacation Destination
Tropical
15
44 14
Discounts Available is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Important Things in a Vacation Destination
Discounts Available
16
45 17
Local Free Transportation is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Important Things in a Vacation Destination
Local Free Transportation
17
45 21
A Resort is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Important Things in a Vacation Destination
A Resort
18
46 24
Package Deals is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Important Things in a Vacation Destination
Package Deals
19
50 29
Historical Significance is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Important Things in a Vacation Destination
Historical Significance
20
32 18
Off the Beaten Path is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Important Things in a Vacation Destination
Off the Beaten Path
21
42 33
Solitude is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Important Things in a Vacation Destination
Solitude
22
35 33
A Spa is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Important Things in a Vacation Destination
A Spa
23
37 37
Exciting Nightlife is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Important Things in a Vacation Destination
Exciting Nightlife
24
23 28
Stay in-Country is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Important Things in a Vacation Destination
Stay in-Country
25
23 33
Pet-Friendly is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Important Things in a Vacation Destination
Pet-Friendly