Published On: Jun 05 2014 12:28:50 PM CDTUpdated On: Jun 05 2014 12:45:13 PM CDT
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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