The Best US Cities for Vacations

This web page provides links to some of the Best US cities for vacations.

There are many things to see from New York City to Los Angeles and everything in between.

Inexpensive Vacation Ideas for the Best US Vacation Cites

• Depending on the part of the country you are traveling in check for the shoulder season, or the off season.

Sometimes a shoulder season is the best time to travel.

This is when the rates are excellent and the weather is still good.

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• Check with the airlines and hotels for the best times of the year for cheap rates. See: Book Travel Online.

• Purchase a good Guide Book to the city you are visiting. Look for one with book with detailed maps, things to do, insider tips, great restaurants, hotels, shopping, nightlife and more.

The few dollars you spend will be returned many times over. Whenever I travel to a new place I make sure and get one or two. Consider Frommer’s guide. There are other good guides as well.

Best US Cities for Vacations

Orlando Florida Has a great number of fun things to do. It is one of the top vacation spots in the United States!

Visit the well known attractions such as Disneyworld, SeaWorld and Universal Orlando.

You can also experience the thrill of driving a NASCAR style race car or visit the 4700 acre Forever Florida wildlife conservation area.

Las Vegas Nevada is an exciting place to gamble, take in shows or just people watch. They need to fill as many rooms as possible every day of the year. This is good because it means that you can find great deals.

New York City has a lot to offer for anyone on a vacation. There are Broadway Plays, the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ellis Island for starters.

There is also Times Square, Madame Tussaud’s, NBC Studio Tours, the Museum of Modern Art, the New York Aquarium and shopping until you drop. And this is just the tip of iceberg.

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Philadelphia has many rich historical and educational tourist attractions. You can visit Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell and the National Constitution Center. If you enjoy museums, consider the Philadelphia Art Museum and the Rodin Museum.

Tampa Florida has Lowry Park Zoo (The #1 Rated Zoo in America by Parents Magazine), Busch Gardens, Big Cat Rescue, a manatee viewing center, take a cruise and more.

New Orleans Louisiana is famous for cuisine, music (the birthplace of Jazz), and festivals…especially Mardi Gras. It has one of the most diverse cross cultural and multilingual heritage making it one of the most unique cities in America.

Washington DC has much to offer. Besides the key government buildings there are a wide array of free museums, monuments, and much more. Rich in history and culture there are fun things to do for the most skeptical of tourists.

White House Washington DC

The White House

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Boston Massachusetts has many fun and educational things to do. Boston is rich in American history just waiting for you to discover it. You can walk the red brick line of the Freedom Trail, see the New England Aquarium, go on a Mass Bay Lines Whale Watch, or take a Boston Duck Tour.

Dallas Texas has many fun things to do. You can see the sixth floor museum in Dealey Plaza where Lee Harvey Oswald shot John Kennedy, the South fork ranch which was used on the TV series Dallas, visit the Dallas World Aquarium and more.

Denver Colorado
There are many fun things to do in Denver on vacation outdoors and indoors. There is biking, hiking, rafting, horseback riding, and Jeeping in the spring, summer and fall. There is skiing and snowboarding in the winter. For the indoors there are great museums, cultural events and glamorous nightlife.

Detroit Michigan has many educational and fun things to do on vacation. You can visit Henry Ford Museum, Greenfield Village and Henry Ford Mansion and learn about the automobile industry from the early days.

Visit Motown Historical Museum and learn about the early pop music greats such as Stevie Wonder, the Supremes and Temptations. If you enjoy culture consider spending a day at the Detroit Institute of Art, and the Detroit Science Center.

Key West Florida has many fun water events to do on vacation. You can go scuba diving, snorkeling and sport fishing. Visit Dry Tortugas National park and learn about legends of pirates and sunken treasure.

You can visit Harry S. Truman’s little White House. Go on a Dolphins Watch cruise or see Key West from the ocean on the Danger’s Charter Cruise.

Cape Canaveral Florida is part of the region known as the Space Coast and is a few miles away from the Kennedy Space Center (the Cape). The Cape is where man first left the shackles of the earth on journeys to space and the moon.

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San Antonio Texas has many fun activities. You can visit the Alamo, walk along the river walk (or go on a dinner cruise), visit the natural bridge caverns, see the San Antonio Botanical Garden and more.

San Francisco has many fun tourist attractions. You can visit the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, fisherman’s wharf, Pier 39, ride a cable car, visit Chinatown and more.

Cable Car San Francisco

A Cable Car in San Francisco - Best US Cities

Nashville Tennessee has some of the best Country Western entertainment in the country. Visit the Grand Ole Opry. Enjoy Nashville Music Nightclubs and soak in the atmosphere. Take a Stars tour and visit the home of Dolly Parton, Alan Jackson and the late Hank Williams. Take a tour of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

Venice Beach California is and explosively alive arts community located near Los Angeles. The people and their artwork are extremely expressive. Some of the people and artwork are way out there!

Phoenix Arizona has many fun activities for vacations. Visit the newly open Sea Life Arizona Aquarium. Explore the challenger Space Center. Meet fascinating artists on the Scottsdale Art Walk. Enjoy the beauty of the Desert Botanical Gardens. Visit one of the youngest private zoos in the US.

Tucson Arizona has many fun activities. This web page covers some not to be missed sites in Tucson. I have lived in Tucson for 10 years and have visited all of the locations discussed here.

This section will grow with other great cities to visit. Please come back often!

La Placita Village Tucson

La Placita Village - Tucson

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