Best Places to Live

2018 Best Places to Visit

Whether you're looking for relaxation or adventure, these awesome (and underrated) destinations will make the most of your vacation days.

Photo Courtesy of Kim Seng

If you’re already panicking just thinking of planning this year’s vacation and trying to figure out where you should go, relax. We’ve done all the work for you, examining and comparing more than 2,000 small to mid-size cities across the U.S. to create our 2018 Best Places to Visit list.

Wondering how we made our selections? We studied important criteria like each city’s entertainment industry, cultural offerings and number of golf courses and parks, along with ease of transportation, crime rate, and average hot and cold temperatures throughout the year. 

As a result, we’re highlighting 10 cities that are fun, safe and comfortable, including some off-the-beaten-path gems that won't disappoint. Whether you're seeking a solo adventure, a romantic getaway, or a memorable family vacation, there's the perfect place on this list for everyone — and every budget.

Ready to plan the trip of a lifetime? Read on to see which cities earned a spot on our list of Best Places to Visit in 2018.

Start the List

Ranking Criteria

Cultural Amenities
Parks & Golf Courses
Farmers Markets
Crime Rate
Creative Class
Climate
Airports & Transportation