Which 25 US Cities Are Most Popular to Visit Now?

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Are you fantasizing about lounging on a quiet beach or taking your chances with Lady Luck in a gambling-friendly destination on your next vacation? 

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To help narrow your selections with a list of the hottest travel destinations, Stacker ranked the top 25 most popular U.S. cities using 2022 fourth-quarter data from research and analytics firm YouGov. 

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Whether you are looking to take in the country’s most-revered historical architecture, venture along a bustling waterfront, or satisfy your taste buds with a culinary tour at a happening foodie city, you’ll find a plethora of options here.

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Nashville is synonymous with music. Stay in downtown to be close to the action on lower Broadway, which offers wall-to-wall bars and restaurants with live music, many of which are owned by famous country singers.

Nashville, Tennessee


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Denver’s generally sunny skies, a Rocky Mountains backdrop, and an array of attractions make it appealing any time of year. Denver Union Station is significant for its historic architecture and award-winning restaurants.

Denver, Colorado


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It’s not surprising that New Orleans would score high across the board. The city is rich in culture, music, cuisine, architecture, and of course its world-famous party atmosphere in the French Quarter. Bourbon Street is a must day or night for unique shops.

New Orleans, Louisiana


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You’ll find many beautiful beaches to while away your time in San Diego, from La Jolla Shores at the northern end to South Mission Beach down the coastline, which is just a leisurely walk from the aquatic wonderland of Mission Beach Park and Belmont Park.

San Diego, California


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Embrace the outdoors in Colorado Springs, home to the famed Garden of the Gods, where you could spend the day exploring its miles of trails and awesome red rock formations.

Colorado Springs, Colorado


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