Some of the vacation locations in the United States, as ranked by leading travel publications, include Maui, San Francisco, New York City, Washington, D.C., and Nashville. National Parks are also excellent vacation spots; some of best include Yellowstone National Park, Grand Canyon National Park and Yosemite National Park.
Major metropolitan destinations such as San Francisco, New York City and Washington D.C. provide many vacation activities. In San Francisco, Alcatraz Island, the Golden Gate Bridge and Chinatown are popular attractions. New York City draws tourists to Times Square, Fifth Avenue, the New York Metropolitan Opera and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In Washington, D.C., visitors can take in the Smithsonian Institutes, national monuments, the White House and the Capitol.