Summer has unofficially arrived and with it comes plans for summer getaways.
U.S. News used expert insight as well as user votes to rank some of the best summer vacations. The rankings are based on factors like activities and entertainment options, lodging and dining venues, summer weather conditions and overall accessibility. Take a look at the best summer vacations for 2014.
10. Yellowstone National Park
9. Barcelona, Spain
8. Montreal, Canada
7. Cusco, Peru
6. San Francisco
4. Mykonos, Greece
3. Nice, France
2. Paris, France
1. Maui. For many Hawaii vacationers, Maui is just right — offering a taste of just about everything the Aloha State has to offer, from impressive wildlife to intriguing history and culture.
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A Hurricane making its way through the Pacific Ocean is expected to bring high surf and strong currents to Ventura County south and southeast-facing beaches this week. Rescuers are urging the public to be cautious while entering the water, but surfers are enjoying the bigger sets.