Popular Cities in North America

Top cities in North America, page 1, based on popularity among TravBuddy members.

New York #1 most popular location
If there is one city in the world that could be described as the pinnacle of achievement, showcasing the highs and lows of one of the greatest nations on Earth while at the same time epitomiz…
9,568travelers 1,461reviews 1,210blogs
Las Vegas #2 most popular location
Las Vegas is America’s real life Sin City. It’s the city where notorious rapper Tupac Shakur met his end in a brutal assassination; a city with a main strip so bright you’ll find yourse…
2,869travelers 1,098reviews 371blogs
San Francisco #3 most popular location
From the Victorian architecture to the notoriously steep inclines to the Pacific coastline and the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco is one of the oldest, most beautiful, and amazing cities i…
5,489travelers 717reviews 358blogs
Los Angeles #4 most popular location
Thanks to Hollywood, perhaps no city anywhere on the planet will be so instantly familiar to first-time arrivals as Los Angeles. From its wide, sandy beaches to its mountain vistas, palm tre…
6,235travelers 571reviews 316blogs
Chicago #5 most popular location
Chicago is one of those great American cities that almost defies any sort of description you try to attach to it. Sure, it's a major hub in the Midwest, and between the blues and jazz festiva…
3,874travelers 526reviews 233blogs
San Diego #6 most popular location
San Diego is one of my favorite special places. The second largest city in California and the ninth largest in the entire US, San Diego is a melting pot of agriculture, tourism, telecommunica…
2,765travelers 325reviews 140blogs
Washington #7 most popular location
Washington—more commonly known as Washington DC or the District of Columbia—is a city of possibilities. From its broad range of public museums detailing the history of not only America bu…
2,359travelers 526reviews 257blogs
Orlando #8 most popular location
When someone mentions Orlando, you probably already have Mickey and Minnie Mouse wandering through your head, and an undulating rollercoaster shooting in one ear and out the other. This sunny…
1,273travelers 201reviews 124blogs
Toronto #9 most popular location
A mere sportsman's stone throw from the shores of America's northernmost state, but wallowing in its own uniquely Canadian outlook, Toronto is a multicultural entity, home to an extensive imm…
5,157travelers 250reviews 121blogs
Montreal #10 most popular location
French and English, European and North American: Montreal is a city full of eclectic influences. It's the kind of seductive multi-cultural mish mash you’ll stumble across all too rarely on …
2,669travelers 213reviews 137blogs
New Orleans #11 most popular location
Fighting off the demons of recent times with a combination of indomitable community spirit and a shared love of local superstar Lil Wayne, New Orleans is fast overcoming the dark days of hurr…
1,101travelers 356reviews 138blogs
Houston #12 most popular location
Houston, we have a problem… overpopulation, namely, which is forcing the city out of its boundaries and across the surrounding countryside at an ever increasing rate. That does make for mul…
1,991travelers 142reviews 79blogs
Seattle #13 most popular location
Arty, alternative Seattle might rain like India during monsoon season at times, but there’s little else depressing about it. From the iconic Space Needle (only worth ascending should the we…
2,811travelers 340reviews 152blogs
Vancouver #14 most popular location
With a hefty reputation as a great place to move and settle down - topped off by a mammoth level of international immigration - in many ways Vancouver is like city meets rugged outdoor advent…
3,455travelers 217reviews 151blogs
Cancun #15 most popular location
Built almost from scratch in the 70's with the aim of competing with Acapulco as a world-class resort, Cancun has certainly succeeded. In fact, Cancun has surpassed it's aims and now brings i…
728travelers 187reviews 65blogs
San Antonio #16 most popular location
The city of San Antonio, Texas, is so heavily Hispanic that you could almost have drifted across the Mexican border already. In fact, had you come here a few hundred years ago, you would have…
681travelers 129reviews 45blogs
Miami Beach #17 most popular location
Technically a barrier island connected to the mainland by a series of bridges, Miami Beach is nevertheless a city all by itself. It has stood as one of the premier beach resorts in the United…
545travelers 177reviews 29blogs
Mexico City #18 most popular location
Mexico City’s had more than its fair share of bad press recently. Being at the heart of the swine flu outbreak – prompting worldwide images of people staying at home or wearing thick mask…
908travelers 167reviews 120blogs
Playa del Carmen #19 most popular location
At the heart of a district that’s become known as the ‘Mayan Riviera’, Playa Del Carmen offers a chic alternative to its larger cousin to the north, Cancun, in laying on pedestrian only…
185travelers 97reviews 31blogs
Boston #20 most popular location
Having found itself at the heart of a number of cultural revolutions over the years, and a centre of anything from religious freedom to philosophy, Boston is nevertheless an averaged sized an…
2,341travelers 213reviews 113blogs
Miami #21 most popular location
The palm-strewn streets of the South Florida city of Miami are hardly the American norm. Miami, with its large Hispanic influences is a refreshing alternative and at times bizarre take on lif…
2,163travelers 184reviews 94blogs
Honolulu #22 most popular location
Even the exotic name of this particular Hawaiian island, Oahu, conjures up images of grass hula skirts, beachside bars, surfing, cocktails and coconuts. You could happily drift away for weeks…
690travelers 211reviews 77blogs
Atlanta #23 most popular location
It might be becoming as noted for its borderline overpopulation, environmental issues and ever spiraling population as its attractions, but plenty are still steaming down the coast to check o…
1,804travelers 152reviews 72blogs
Niagara Falls #24 most popular location
Niagara Falls is a Canadian city on the Niagara River in the Golden Horseshoe region of south-central Ontario. The city is dominated by the Niagara Falls waterfalls on the Niagara River, and …
285travelers 83reviews 48blogs
Phoenix #25 most popular location
If American cities are humans of different ages and styles, then New York, Boston and Chicago are the older, established types, while Phoenix is the up-and-coming 20-something just out of sch…
1,003travelers 147reviews 63blogs
Dallas #26 most popular location
As the corner of Texas where modernity and a sometime tragic history bang their heads, Dallas is an odd mish-mash; an exuberant and bordering on brash city self-branded as ‘The Big D’, an…
1,465travelers 105reviews 47blogs
Kissimmee #27 most popular location
Kissimmee is a rural community located to the southwest of downtown Orlando. Until recently, Kissimmee was a rather residential community that bordered on St. Cloud, another rural central …
31travelers 30reviews 7blogs
Austin #28 most popular location
A bustling city that manages to give the impression of a tight-knit small town, the ever growing and heat-ridden Texan centre of Austin lives by the motto ‘Keep Austin Weird’, an off-hand…
1,362travelers 127reviews 53blogs
Fort Lauderdale #29 most popular location
Once renowned as the definitive party capital for students on spring break (at least for those not off to Mexico), Fort Lauderdale has shaken off its beer-swilling image and graduated into a …
479travelers 70reviews 53blogs
Philadelphia #30 most popular location
In many minds, Philadelphia comes across as little more than a historical day trip for residents of New York City and their children. Where could be more traditionally relevant than the sight…
1,429travelers 171reviews 86blogs
Denver #31 most popular location
Cleverly nicknamed as ‘Mile High City’ (Denver does in fact sit exactly one mile above sea level), and backed by the kind of mountain range that instantly justifies the arty name, Denver …
1,252travelers 89reviews 68blogs
Portland #32 most popular location
A victory for urban planning that hides countless green spaces and easy access to the country amongst a heavy populated center, Oregon’s capital is also known as the ‘City of Roses’, an…
1,384travelers 86reviews 43blogs
San Juan #33 most popular location
Dating back to the early 16th century, and home to one of the first ever European settlements west of the Atlantic, San Juan is now the last one still in American hands, and – being guarded…
286travelers 117reviews 53blogs
Key West #34 most popular location
The southernmost tip of the United States (okay, so we’re choosing to excuse islands such as Hawaii, but you get the point), Key West is pointedly quirky, full of the kind of characters tha…
268travelers 77reviews 37blogs
Indianapolis #35 most popular location
You’ll probably know Indianapolis as the self-proclaimed racing capital of the world. We can’t help thinking that Monaco, Le Mans and Bathurst and a few others might have something to say…
429travelers 80reviews 32blogs
Nashville #36 most popular location
An undeniable heartland of the American country music scene, Nashville’s reputation will arguably never escape from the country and western image, but recently the city’s headed in other …
556travelers 45reviews 45blogs
Memphis #37 most popular location
“I put on my blue suede shoes, and I boarded the plane”… sorry, we lost ourselves there for a minute. Memphis, hey? You must love your music. There could hardly be a more iconic city, t…
299travelers 79reviews 27blogs
Myrtle Beach #38 most popular location
The major hub for the surrounding beach towns and barrier islands stretching from Little River to Georgetown in South Carolina, Myrtle Beach is a resort city in Horry County. While it was ini…
98travelers 30reviews 5blogs
Quebec City #39 most popular location
Beautiful Quebec City is located about 3 hours East Northeast of Montreal in the province of Quebec. Located on the St. Lawrence seaway, it is the capital of the province. The narrowing o…
327travelers 46reviews 42blogs
Victoria #40 most popular location
Victoria, British Columbia. It doesn’t exactly inspire quivers down the spine as a vacation destination, does it? Sometimes, though, the unheralded places are the best. You might arrive exp…
434travelers 94reviews 49blogs
Puerto Vallarta #41 most popular location
A corner of the Pacific Coast of Mexico rammed full with resorts and holiday makers, Puerto Vallarta is nevertheless a lush destination, only part spoiled by its heavy tourist bent and still …
171travelers 57reviews 32blogs
Tampa #42 most popular location
As one of America’s biggest draws when it comes to beach holidays, Tampa Bay is a massive vacation hotspot, with plenty of sun and a party atmosphere that prevails throughout the year and k…
716travelers 44reviews 52blogs
Calgary #43 most popular location
Now a substantial city (the largest to be found away from Canada’s more populated coasts), Calgary has grown from little more than a rural village at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, and st…
1,348travelers 67reviews 47blogs
Tucson #44 most popular location
An energetic and invigorating corner of Arizona with an unsurprisingly hefty hint of Mexico spilling over the border to it, Tucson is cupped amongst craggy desert mountains and has a slight w…
398travelers 160reviews 65blogs
Albuquerque #45 most popular location
Albuquerque: just another dot on a map, or something more? The answer to that question depends entirely upon the visitor. Where some see only a mid-sized city in the United States, others see…
231travelers 42reviews 24blogs
Charlotte #46 most popular location
Charlotte is one of the fastest growing cities in the USA. The banking industry has brought many people to the area and it has grown tremendously in the past few years. Downtown Charlotte…
463travelers 22reviews 24blogs
Saint Louis #47 most popular location
Once the home of Chuck Berry, and known as the Gateway to the West, St. Louis is now most noted for that iconic archway, an ultra-modern metallic curve next to the Mississippi River that stre…
592travelers 140reviews 79blogs
Savannah #48 most popular location
Sometimes described as a beautiful lady with a dirty face, and reveling in a sense of adventure and somewhat-sinful and undignified behavior, Savannah is the 4th largest city in Georgia. Whil…
211travelers 48reviews 19blogs
Grand Canyon #49 most popular location
The Grand Canyon needs little introduction, but even knowing what to expect does little to prepare for you the breathtaking natural splendor of one of the world’s most famous sites. We’ve…
602travelers 50reviews 75blogs
Oklahoma City #50 most popular location
At first glance people might assume that Oklahoma City doesn’t have a lot going for it. After all, it’s in Oklahoma, and there just doesn’t seem to be a lot that the state has to offer …
205travelers 46reviews 20blogs
Salt Lake City #51 most popular location
Placed in the void between two mammoth mountain ranges, Salt Lake City is something of a hill-lovers Mecca, having hosted the Winter Olympics back in 2002, as well as being famous as the hear…
475travelers 62reviews 61blogs
Anaheim #52 most popular location
Located in the Orange County region of Southern California, Anaheim is a city that is well known around the world not only for its various sports teams and convention center but for its colle…
156travelers 58reviews 23blogs
Ottawa #53 most popular location
Canada’s bilingual capital brings with it a blended culture: French and English speakers mixed with attitudes and outlooks reflecting both the language’s homes, making the city an exhilar…
958travelers 72reviews 30blogs
Whistler #54 most popular location
Having been opened as an investment opportunity with the aim of hosting a Winter Olympics back in the 60s, Whistler - now one of the world’s most famous ski resorts – finally had its Olym…
190travelers 34reviews 36blogs
Kansas City #55 most popular location
Home to a strange combination of the US national tax headquarters and a heady, traditional dose of jazz, Kansas City is well remembered for the likes of Charlie Parker and his inimitable sax …
317travelers 62reviews 48blogs
Banff #56 most popular location
A town at the heart of the Canadian Rockies, Banff is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that likes to take care of itself. Drawing in millions of visitors a year, Banff nevertheless manages to kee…
203travelers 68reviews 49blogs
Columbus #57 most popular location
Columbus is a melding of several unique aspects of American cultural and geographical convergences, and could be considered a literal fusion of ideas. The Plains, the Appalachia, the Bible Be…
456travelers 32reviews 13blogs
Tulum #58 most popular location
One of the most beautiful coastal Mayan sites in the region, Tulum stands out among the rest as one of the earliest “resort” destinations on the planet, established long before the Victor…
71travelers 29reviews 49blogs
Baltimore #59 most popular location
Baltimore hits a happy medium between the hectic frigidity of the Northeast and the lazy mugginess of the South. It has a homey, blue-collar atmosphere, much like Philadelphia or Boston, tha…
629travelers 81reviews 47blogs
Santa Monica #60 most popular location
A Pacific Ocean beachside resort immortalized in the lyrics of countless music-loving beach bums and seemingly designed for the summer, Santa Monica is a holiday-focused corner of LA County t…
201travelers 109reviews 20blogs
Hollywood #61 most popular location
Check out the infamous 40ft sign propped up above it all. Check out the local burger bar and hang out with all the waiters – sorry, actors – at a pool party, talking celebrities between e…
210travelers 89reviews 32blogs
Branson #62 most popular location
Located in Taney County in the southernmost portion of the state, Branson is one of the most popular cities in Missouri, and for the surrounding region. Branson is a complex city in its own r…
24travelers 15reviews 16blogs
Sedona #63 most popular location
An Arizona town known far more for its location than the allure of the town itself, Sedona is at the heart of a great American cruising spot (roads around here come complete with intense view…
93travelers 44reviews 30blogs
Colorado Springs #64 most popular location
As far as inspirational, unavoidably beautiful outdoor adventures spots go, Colorado Springs has to be pretty hard to match. Watch the US Olympic team train, spend an afternoon at the bottom …
284travelers 42reviews 36blogs
Scottsdale #65 most popular location
If there was a test to dictate cities that are somewhat of an anomaly, Scottsdale could apply for entrance into the club and pass without a question asked. Located in the eastern part of Mari…
208travelers 83reviews 13blogs
Santa Barbara #66 most popular location
A place that is often described as the American Riviera, Santa Barbara is a coastal city on one of the only east-west sections of coastline in the state, directly between the Santa Ynez Mount…
266travelers 68reviews 28blogs
Virginia Beach #67 most popular location
An independent city nestled in the Hampton Roads metropolitan area of Virginia along the Atlantic Ocean near the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, Virginia Beach is the most populated city in Virg…
319travelers 39reviews 19blogs
Cozumel #68 most popular location
An island off the coast of south eastern Mexico, Cozumel is a haven of clear blue water, palm trees, white sands, diving and a host of other things that add up to spell paradise. The island…
111travelers 35reviews 27blogs
Merida #69 most popular location
The largest of four cities in the world who actually share the same name (the other three are in Spain, Venezuela, and the Philippines), Merida is the largest city and capital of the state of…
63travelers 29reviews 26blogs
Pittsburgh #70 most popular location
The bizarre layout of Pittsburgh – divided by the confluence of two rivers to form the Ohio River and split into a selection of neighborhoods that squash in between the water – makes for …
601travelers 96reviews 31blogs
Jacksonville #71 most popular location
Jacksonville, Florida is located on Florida's First Coast and is the largest city by area not only in northeast Florida, but in the entire continental United States. Jacksonville has a wealt…
421travelers 17reviews 17blogs
Anchorage #72 most popular location
Backed by the striking, frosty hills of Alaska and fronted by some of the iciest stretches of water you’ll ever want to pointedly avoid stepping in, Anchorage is perhaps the ultimate stop o…
408travelers 28reviews 52blogs
Cabo San Lucas #73 most popular location
One of the ultimate destinations when it comes to tourist resorts in Mexico is Cabo San Lucas. This is the premier resort spot for the region, and is recognized as one of the most expensive a…
215travelers 30reviews 29blogs
Minneapolis #74 most popular location
An arty city hemmed in by pretty lakes and home to a vivacious art scene, Minneapolis is all flashy skyscrapers and good time nights out. Unsubtly nicknamed ‘the mini apple’, the heart of…
771travelers 83reviews 52blogs
Guadalajara #75 most popular location
Guadalajara, México's pearl of the west, is an incredibly diverse and stately city with amazing qualities, both modern and historic, that embrace all who visit. For a city that is not a res…
177travelers 52reviews 21blogs
Fort Worth #76 most popular location
If two cities were ever more opposite it would be Fort Worth and Dallas, however together they provide the perfect combination of style and arts to please everyone. Fort Worth, also known as…
269travelers 26reviews 9blogs
Monterey #77 most popular location
A Californian town noted for it’s literary heritage and Mexican heritage as well as a beautifully rugged Pacific coastline, Monterey is an atypical Californian attraction, a far cry from th…
115travelers 40reviews 16blogs
Milwaukee #78 most popular location
Situated on the southwestern shore of Lake Michigan and long known as one of the brewing capitals of the United States , Milwaukee has spent a significant amount of money in the past decade t…
370travelers 62reviews 28blogs
Saint Augustine #79 most popular location
A small city on the coast of Northern Florida, just a short distance outside of Jacksonville, Saint Augustine stands apart as one of those coastal destinations in the US which has a decidedly…
53travelers 44reviews 14blogs
Williamsburg #80 most popular location
Williamsburg, Virginia USA is a major tourist destination because of the historical significance of the area. Also, is offers state-of-the-art theme parks, outdoor fun, spas and golf. William…
67travelers 25reviews 18blogs
Flagstaff #81 most popular location
One moment you are traveling along the interstate enjoying the sprawling vistas offered by the desert, and the next moment you have graduated to a mountainous area covered with ponderosa pine…
72travelers 50reviews 19blogs
Park City #82 most popular location
Park City, Utah is a mountain town just 30 minute drive from downtown Salt Lake City. Close by but a world apart from the rest of the Utah culturally, Park City was once a mining town dating …
46travelers 5reviews 1blogs
Charleston #83 most popular location
Sometimes referred to as the “best-mannered” city in the United States, and long heralded as one of the absolute penultimate cities to describe Southern in every sense of the word, Charle…
332travelers 43reviews 26blogs
Sacramento #84 most popular location
While Sacramento formed as long ago as the mid 19th century, it was the gold rush that sent the city in to a state of fervor, and propelled thousands of newcomers into town to pan and dig for…
653travelers 49reviews 34blogs
Santa Fe #85 most popular location
The capital of the state of New Mexico, and one of the most well-known cities in the state, Santa Fe is a complex mixture of colonial architecture, small-town atmosphere, scenic beauty, cultu…
109travelers 33reviews 12blogs
Daytona Beach #86 most popular location
When you hear the words Daytona Beach, three things probably come to mind right away...Spring Break, Bike Week and NASCAR auto racing. Daytona Beach is so much more! Daytona Beach is the per…
82travelers 11reviews 9blogs
Palm Springs #87 most popular location
Palm Springs, CA has soemthing for everyone. Whether you are a person who likes to golf, shop, hike or just experience the culture you will find that here. As of the 2000 census, the city p…
94travelers 18reviews 8blogs
Lake Buena Vista #88 most popular location
Lake Buena Vista is the city where Walt Disney World Resort is actually located. Not Orlando or Kissimmee. It is currently being run by the Walt Disney Company. When going around the Disne…
2travelers 49reviews 4blogs
Edmonton #89 most popular location
Official Tourism Site: http://exploreedmonton.com/ Edmonton is Alberta's capital and its second largest city behind Calgary. The total population of the greater Edmonton area is just over …
894travelers 33reviews 21blogs
San Jose #90 most popular location
San Jose is located about an hour southeast of San Francisco, and about 5-6 hours north of Los Angeles. It is at the southern mouth of the San Francisco Bay. Unless you take the coastal route…
747travelers 26reviews 17blogs
Gatlinburg #91 most popular location
Gatlinburg, commonly known as "Gateway to the Smoky Mountains," is nestled in the Appalachian Mountains. There are many things to do in Gatlinburg including everything from shopping to snows…
29travelers 19reviews 13blogs
Tulsa #92 most popular location
195travelers 22reviews 3blogs
Oaxaca #93 most popular location
Oaxaca is a real treat in Mexico... with its lively and dignified air and much to do and see... don't miss it... in Oaxaca city, the central markt stalls are a visual and sensory delight ... …
75travelers 18reviews 27blogs
Acapulco #94 most popular location
The place to be for early film stars like John Wayne, Marlon Brando, and some newer ones like Sylvestor Stallone, Demi Moore and even Michael Jackson. All of which have owned homes here. …
49travelers 6reviews 7blogs
Santa Cruz #95 most popular location
Santa Cruz is located at the northern end of the Monterey Bay on the coast of California. It's about 70 miles south of San Francisco, but San Jose and the Silicon Valley are only about 35 mil…
235travelers 24reviews 8blogs
Chattanooga #96 most popular location
Chattanooga is located in Southeast Tennessee near the border of Georgia at the junction of four interstates. At a population of about 160,000 and a total area of 143.2 square miles, it is th…
115travelers 24reviews 3blogs
Destin #97 most popular location
Destin is well known for it's amazingly beautiful white sand beaches located right on the Emerald Coast. The beaches aren't only a fabulous place to sunbathe, swim, snorkel, and fish, but …
49travelers 8reviews 4blogs
Richmond #98 most popular location
Richmond is the capital of Virginia, and is an independent city, not part of a county as many places in Virginia are, being a Commonwealth of places. Located near the James River, Richmond wa…
255travelers 22reviews 16blogs
Long Beach #99 most popular location
Just outside of Las Angeles and bordering Orange County, Long Beach is one of the more famous California beach cities in the southern region of the state. Technically part of the greater Los …
390travelers 39reviews 20blogs
Clearwater #100 most popular location
The first thing that comes to mind when you think of Clearwater, is the beach! The sparkling white sand and the crystal clear water makes this one of the most visited beaches in the area.To a…
109travelers 6reviews 4blogs