Best Vacation in U.S. Cities

During the summer of 2012, Travelandleisure.com posted an online survey asking Americans what they like—and don't like—about 35 large American cities and used the poll results to rank the cities based on a variety of topics, including most intelligent, most attractive, and best culture.

Rank City
1. San Diego
2. Honolulu
3. San Francisco
4. Savannah
5. Nashville
6. Santa Fe
7. Charleston
8. New Orleans
9. San Antonio
10. Los Angeles
11. Miami
12. Denver
13. San Francisco
14. Austin
15. New York City
16. Memphis
17. Orlando
18. Providence
19. Las Vegas
20. Kansas City
21. Phoenix/Scottsdale
22. Houston
23. Boston
24. Chicago
25. Minneapolis/St. Paul
26. Portland, Maine
27. Philadelphia
28. Portland, Ore.
29. Salt Lake City
30. Seattle

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