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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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Safety is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Important Things in a Vacation Destination
Safety

2
113 16
Good Reviews is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Important Things in a Vacation Destination
Good Reviews

3
96 18
Low-Cost is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Important Things in a Vacation Destination
Low-Cost

4
77 12
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
78 15
Excellent Restaurants is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Important Things in a Vacation Destination
Excellent Restaurants

6
77 15
Nature is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Important Things in a Vacation Destination
Nature

7
78 20
Beachside is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Important Things in a Vacation Destination
Beachside

8
82 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
71 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
81 28
A Pool is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Important Things in a Vacation Destination
A Pool

11
61 19
Cheap Plane Tickets is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Important Things in a Vacation Destination
Cheap Plane Tickets

12
57 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
82 35
Family Friendly is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Important Things in a Vacation Destination
Family Friendly

14
59 25
Tropical is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Important Things in a Vacation Destination
Tropical

15
42 14
Discounts Available is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Important Things in a Vacation Destination
Discounts Available

16
43 17
Local Free Transportation is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Important Things in a Vacation Destination
Local Free Transportation

17
44 21
A Resort is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Important Things in a Vacation Destination
A Resort

18
50 27
Historical Significance is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Important Things in a Vacation Destination
Historical Significance

19
45 23
Package Deals is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Important Things in a Vacation Destination
Package Deals

20
32 16
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 31
Solitude is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Important Things in a Vacation Destination
Solitude

22
35 32
A Spa is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Important Things in a Vacation Destination
A Spa

23
37 36
Exciting Nightlife is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Important Things in a Vacation Destination
Exciting Nightlife

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23 25
Stay in-Country is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Important Things in a Vacation Destination
Stay in-Country

25
21 33
Pet-Friendly is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Important Things in a Vacation Destination
Pet-Friendly

26
31 55
No Kids is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Important Things in a Vacation Destination
No Kids

27
11 37
Far from Civilization is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Important Things in a Vacation Destination
Far from Civilization

28
6 26
Career Related is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Important Things in a Vacation Destination
NixonOgiloAkech added Career Related

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7 39
Travel Groups is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Important Things in a Vacation Destination
Travel Groups