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The Most Important Things in a Vacation Destination

Updated June 8, 2017 2.0k votes 304 voters 12.6k views27 items

List RulesThe 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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  • Safety1
    132
    19

    Safety

  • Low-Cost2
    87
    22

    Low-Cost

  • Nature3
    72
    16

    Nature

  • Excellent Restaurants4
    71
    17

    Excellent Restaurants

  • Walking Distance to Local Attractions5
    69
    20

    Walking Distance to Local Attractions

  • Beachside6
    68
    22

    Beachside

  • Recommendation From Trusted Source7
    61
    16

    Recommendation From Trusted Source

  • A Pool8
    67
    27

    A Pool

  • Access to Hiking/Outdoor Activities9
    52
    17

    Access to Hiking/Outdoor Activities

  • Family Friendly10
    64
    30

    Family Friendly

  • Cheap Plane Tickets11
    51
    22

    Cheap Plane Tickets

  • Discounts Available12
    40
    17

    Discounts Available

  • Local Free Transportation13
    40
    18

    Local Free Transportation

  • Stay in-Country14
    53
    32

    Stay in-Country

  • Tropical15
    44
    25

    Tropical

  • A Resort16
    39
    21

    A Resort

  • Historical Significance17
    43
    28

    Historical Significance

  • Package Deals18
    38
    24

    Package Deals

  • Off the Beaten Path19
    27
    20

    Off the Beaten Path

  • Solitude20
    32
    30

    Solitude

  • Exciting Nightlife21
    30
    32

    Exciting Nightlife

  • Pet-Friendly22
    24
    30

    Pet-Friendly

  • A Spa23
    25
    33

    A Spa

  • No Kids24
    23
    52

    No Kids

  • 25
    8
    32

    Career Related