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.