The best place to vacation in the United States is the Grand Canyon, according a report U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Vacations rankings.
At the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona, there are numerous activities for visitors to enjoy. They can hike, raft down the Colorado River, and visit the Grand Canyon Skywalk.
“It’s also an affordable getaway,” said Erin Shields, the managing editor of travel at U.S. News. “It costs just $35 for one vehicle and all its passengers to enter, plus campgrounds can be booked for as low as $18 a night.”
The 10 best places to vacation in America are:
10. Telluride, Colorado
9. Honolulu-Oahu, Hawaii
8. Washington D.C.
7. San Francisco
6. New York City
5. Glacier National Park, Montana
4. Maui, Hawaii
3. Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, Montana and Idaho
2. Yosemite National Park, California
1. Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
A trend for travel in 2019 is outdoor activities, and the majority of the vacation spots on the list are known for outdoor adventures.
“Numerous travelers are interested in spending their hard-earned vacation days outdoors,” said Shields. “These vacations tend to be more affordable than some of the top city tourist destinations, making them accessible.”
Not only did Telluride come in at No. 10 on the list, it also ranked as the best small town to visit on US News & World Report’s Best Small Towns to Visit in the USA for 2019.
There are “abundant outdoor activities year-round, from skiing to hiking and biking to scenic drives,” says Shields.
When creating the report, U.S. News & World Report looked at over 700 vacation destinations. They combined the opinions of travelers with editor and expert analysis. Each location is scored in 10 categories, “from sights, culture and food” to “value, adventure and nightlife.
The U.S. News & World Report’s complee top 30 list can be found here .