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Top Vacation Destinations in the U.S.

Are you looking for top vacation destinations in the United States? You may already be aware that there are so many notable locations to vacate in the States that trying to choose the right one for your vacation can be a large task. One way that you can narrow down your choices is to plan who will be going on the trip and what kind of vacation you want it to be. For example, is it a time out with all of your college buddies, a romantic trip for two or a family vacation and culture excursion?

Along with that, it pays to know what some of the top vacation spots are. So here is a little guide to the top vacation destinations in the U.S.

From sea to shining sea, the United States is jam-packed with amazing vacation and tourist locations. It can be quite difficult to plan a trip that allows enough time to visit and enjoy all the attractions in an area. Despite the variety and number of destinations there are some that have proven to be the cream of the crop and are designated as the top vacation destinations in the U.S.


Both Walt Disney World in Florida and Disney Land in California are at the top of most vacation lists. The theme parks, shops and adventures of all the Disney locations provide a fun filled and wondrous vacation for family members of all ages. With resort lodging, cruises and amazing performances, Disney is more than just a vacation destination, it is a once in a lifetime experience that will awe and astound even jaded travelers. The magic of Disney is visible in every aspect of each location.

New York City

Some people find vacationing in the city to be their top choice. When it comes to a city, New York really fits the bill. NYC boasts some of the best entertainment, sightseeing and shopping in the country as well as being home to the Statue of Liberty, the Ground Zero monument and some of the most awe-inspiring architecture around. From the historical St. Patrick’s Cathedral to the Empire State Building, China Town to Little Italy you’ll find everything from art and culture to great food and night clubs in NYC. Times Square is an all day excursion of busy streets, people from all over the world and some of the most famous movie backgrounds ever filmed.

San Francisco

Known as “the city by the bay”, San Francisco is home to the Golden Gate Bridge, the Castro Theatre, Cable Cars and vast hilly streets. You’ll never run out of things to see and do on a vacation to San Francisco. There are several wonderful art museums, restored neighborhoods to tour and amazing restaurants. Don’t forget the beautiful views of the bay and the famous San Francisco fog. No matter what time of year you visit, San Francisco will leave you breathless.

Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon in Arizona is a natural wonder of color, rugged cliffs and thousands of years of the Colorado River eroding away the majestic mountains. Whether you want to go camping or stay in a posh hotel, the Grand Canyon offers you several options. While at the Grand Canyon you can ride horses or burros, go whitewater rafting, hike, take photos and experience the beauty of the American southwest.  There is fun for the whole family at the Grand Canyon and an unforgettable vacation for all.

Washington D.C.

If you’re interested in the history of the United States Washington D.C. is home to several historical attractions. From the White House where the President lives to monuments to honor previous presidents there are many things to see in the nation’s capital. Springtime brings the cherry blossom festival and Independence Day in July finds every available inch of space filled with tourists.  The reflecting pool, the National Zoo and several other area attractions make Washington D.C. a very popular vacation destination. Close by tourists will find civil war battle fields, Arlington National Cemetery and many other entertaining attractions.


Colorado is home to many tourist attractions and vacation destinations. From the Mile High City of Denver to the ancient Indian cliff dwellings there are many things to see and do throughout the state. Skiing and snow sports in Aspen and Boulder, the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, the quaint streets of Manitou with handmade crafts displayed will entertain your family. You’ll find real western ranches with entertainment and dinner and of course the restaurant that is more like an amusement park, Casa Bonita. Horseback riding, waterfalls, mountain ranges and Pike’s Peak are all part of a Colorado vacation.


Whether you visit the East coast or the West, you’ll find miles and miles of beaches. All along the California shoreline are beaches and cliffs. There are so many notable sites to see, it’s hard to cover them all.

On the east coast is Virginia Beach, Myrtle Beach and of course, the Outer Banks. Florida is of course home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the country. Each and every beach in the U.S. has a unique beach town to accompany it. Some have long boardwalks filled with shopping; others have high dunes that you must cross before you see the mighty ocean. Surfing, swimming, sunning, walking, bike riding and more are fun for the family at the many beaches in the U.S.

No matter what your plans are for vacation, whether you want to “rough it” and enjoy the great outdoors, or be pampered and spoiled at a resort, you’ll find whatever you are looking for at just about any vacation destination in the United States. Tourist attractions and local flavor make every small town and big city unique and fun for a family vacation.