The Most Important Things in a Vacation Destination

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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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  • Safety
    1

    Safety

  • Excellent Restaurants
    2

    Excellent Restaurants

  • Low-Cost
    3

    Low-Cost

  • Nature
    4

    Nature

  • Beachside
    5

    Beachside

  • Recommendation From Trusted Source
    6

    Recommendation From Trusted Source

  • A Pool
    7

    A Pool

  • Walking Distance to Local Attractions
    8

    Walking Distance to Local Attractions

  • Access to Hiking/Outdoor Activities
    9

    Access to Hiking/Outdoor Activities

  • Discounts Available
    10

    Discounts Available

  • Cheap Plane Tickets
    11

    Cheap Plane Tickets

  • Family Friendly
    12

    Family Friendly

  • Local Free Transportation
    13

    Local Free Transportation

  • Tropical
    14

    Tropical

  • A Resort
    15

    A Resort

  • Historical Significance
    16

    Historical Significance

  • Package Deals
    17

    Package Deals

  • Off the Beaten Path
    18

    Off the Beaten Path

  • Solitude
    19

    Solitude

  • Exciting Nightlife
    20

    Exciting Nightlife

  • A Spa
    21

    A Spa

  • Pet-Friendly
    22

    Pet-Friendly

  • Stay in-Country
    23

    Stay in-Country

  • No Kids
    24

    No Kids

  • Far from Civilization
    25

    Far from Civilization