Popular Cities in United States

Top cities in United States, page 1, based on popularity among TravBuddy members.

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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…
8,234travelers 1,382reviews 665blogs
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…
2,681travelers 1,064reviews 359blogs
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…
4,703travelers 676reviews 344blogs
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…
5,336travelers 546reviews 290blogs
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…
3,258travelers 511reviews 221blogs
San Diego #6 most popular location
The second largest city in California and the ninth largest in the entire US, San Diego is a melting pot of agriculture, tourism, telecommunications, ship-building, and more. Home to the worl…
2,434travelers 309reviews 133blogs
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…
1,979travelers 470reviews 232blogs
Orlando #8 most popular location
When someone mentions Orlando, you probably already have Mickey Mouse wandering through your head, and an undulating rollercoaster shooting in one ear and out the other. This sunny corner of …
1,089travelers 193reviews 115blogs
New Orleans #9 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…
986travelers 307reviews 131blogs
Houston #10 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…
1,645travelers 128reviews 73blogs
Seattle #11 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…
2,433travelers 323reviews 133blogs
San Antonio #12 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…
583travelers 123reviews 45blogs
Miami Beach #13 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…
462travelers 176reviews 24blogs
Boston #14 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…
1,968travelers 206reviews 107blogs
Miami #15 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…
1,920travelers 179reviews 91blogs
Atlanta #16 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…
1,535travelers 153reviews 67blogs
Honolulu #17 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…
622travelers 200reviews 79blogs
Phoenix #18 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…
873travelers 138reviews 56blogs
Dallas #19 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…
1,196travelers 104reviews 44blogs
Kissimmee #20 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 …
26travelers 27reviews 6blogs
Austin #21 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…
1,116travelers 124reviews 51blogs
Philadelphia #22 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…
1,194travelers 157reviews 67blogs
Fort Lauderdale #23 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 …
411travelers 69reviews 53blogs
Denver #24 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 …
1,081travelers 86reviews 61blogs
Portland #25 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…
1,189travelers 75reviews 42blogs
San Juan #26 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…
256travelers 112reviews 52blogs
Key West #27 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…
251travelers 71reviews 33blogs
Indianapolis #28 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…
355travelers 70reviews 29blogs
Memphis #29 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…
269travelers 75reviews 24blogs
Nashville #30 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 …
464travelers 43reviews 44blogs
Myrtle Beach #31 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…
85travelers 27reviews 5blogs
Tampa #32 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…
624travelers 41reviews 51blogs
Tucson #33 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…
354travelers 158reviews 58blogs
Albuquerque #34 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…
200travelers 28reviews 24blogs
Charlotte #35 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…
385travelers 22reviews 24blogs
Saint Louis #36 most popular location
Once the home of Chuck Berry, Missouri’s heartland is now most noted for that iconic archway, an ultra-modern metallic curve next to the Mississippi River that stretches to 630ft., making i…
504travelers 139reviews 78blogs
Savannah #37 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…
195travelers 48reviews 18blogs
Grand Canyon #38 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…
549travelers 48reviews 74blogs
Oklahoma City #39 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 …
183travelers 44reviews 20blogs
Anaheim #40 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…
133travelers 52reviews 20blogs
Kansas City #41 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 …
260travelers 62reviews 47blogs
Salt Lake City #42 most popular location
Sat 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 heart o…
403travelers 50reviews 64blogs
Columbus #43 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…
378travelers 31reviews 14blogs
Santa Monica #44 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…
169travelers 110reviews 20blogs
Baltimore #45 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…
537travelers 66reviews 39blogs
Hollywood #46 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…
200travelers 85reviews 29blogs
Branson #47 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…
23travelers 15reviews 16blogs
Scottsdale #48 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…
171travelers 81reviews 13blogs
Colorado Springs #49 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 …
253travelers 37reviews 33blogs
Virginia Beach #50 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…
281travelers 35reviews 15blogs
Santa Barbara #51 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…
227travelers 64reviews 30blogs
Jacksonville #52 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…
357travelers 17reviews 12blogs
Anchorage #53 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…
382travelers 28reviews 52blogs
Pittsburgh #54 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 …
513travelers 80reviews 32blogs
Sedona #55 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…
79travelers 40reviews 25blogs
Fort Worth #56 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…
221travelers 26reviews 9blogs
Milwaukee #57 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…
317travelers 62reviews 28blogs
Minneapolis #58 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…
665travelers 80reviews 50blogs
Williamsburg #59 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…
58travelers 25reviews 18blogs
Monterey #60 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…
101travelers 36reviews 14blogs
Flagstaff #61 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…
62travelers 48reviews 16blogs
Saint Augustine #62 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…
48travelers 36reviews 13blogs
Park City #63 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 …
36travelers 3reviews 1blogs
Sacramento #64 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…
541travelers 49reviews 34blogs
Santa Fe #65 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…
97travelers 32reviews 10blogs
Daytona Beach #66 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…
73travelers 10reviews 9blogs
Lake Buena Vista #67 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…
3travelers 48reviews 4blogs
Palm Springs #68 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…
79travelers 16reviews 7blogs
Charleston #69 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…
287travelers 36reviews 23blogs
Gatlinburg #70 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…
25travelers 18reviews 12blogs
Tulsa #71 most popular location
169travelers 22reviews 4blogs
San Jose #72 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…
601travelers 22reviews 17blogs
Destin #73 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 …
42travelers 8reviews 4blogs
Santa Cruz #74 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…
210travelers 23reviews 8blogs
Chattanooga #75 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…
94travelers 23reviews 3blogs
Clearwater #76 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…
91travelers 6reviews 3blogs
Richmond #77 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…
220travelers 22reviews 14blogs
Hilton Head Island #78 most popular location
Hilton Head Island is the second largest island on the east coast. The island is divided into privately gated plantations with homes, condos,etc.) Some have hotels,rental and timeshare of ho…
36travelers 3reviews 3blogs
Long Beach #79 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 …
351travelers 38reviews 19blogs
Asheville #80 most popular location
Asheville is a beautiful city situated in western North Carolina among the Blue Ridge Mountains. Because of its mountain location, it typically has mild winters and cooler summers, but does r…
134travelers 24reviews 10blogs
Arlington #81 most popular location
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Founded 9 July 1846 Website: www.arlingtonva.us Arlington County is an urban county of about 203,000 residents in the Commonwealth of Virginia, …
148travelers 37reviews 5blogs
Yosemite National Park #82 most popular location
Known for everything from the waterfalls and the sheer cliff faces of El Capitan to its appearance in a certain cartoon, Yosemite is one of those incredible, expansive national parks that jus…
208travelers 40reviews 40blogs
Breckenridge #83 most popular location
Breckenridge is a small 148-year-old quaint Victorian town in the heart of the Colorado Rockies, in Summit County, Colorado, about 1.5 hours west of Denver. As one of the USA's premier year-r…
35travelers 14reviews 7blogs
Louisville #84 most popular location
Louisville (usually pronounced ['luːǝvǝl] (help·info); see Pronunciation below) is Kentucky's largest city. It is ranked as either the 16th or 27th largest city in the United States depen…
216travelers 15reviews 10blogs
Raleigh #85 most popular location
Raleigh is the capital city of North Carolina. It is the southern tip of the "Triangle" city region that includes Durham and Chapel Hill. Located between the coastal plain and the piedmont …
311travelers 24reviews 6blogs
Columbia #86 most popular location
Columbia is the state capital and largest city of South Carolina. As of 2010, the census for the population of the city proper is 129,272. Columbia is the county seat of Richland County, but …
127travelers 6reviews 5blogs
South Lake Tahoe #87 most popular location
South Lake Tahoe is a city in El Dorado County, California, in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The population was 23,609 at the 2000 census. The east end of the city, on the California-Nevada st…
29travelers 10reviews 5blogs
Lahaina #88 most popular location
Lahaina is the heat of the northwest side of Maui. A town filled with things to do and amazing places to eat. You will always know when you are about to arrive to Lahaina as there is a big "L…
17travelers 30reviews 15blogs
Panama City Beach #89 most popular location
Panama City Beach is a popular destination for beach-goers from around the Southeast US. Known as the "Redneck Riviera" to some, PCB offers all ranges of accommodation, restaurants, clubs and…
40travelers 12reviews 1blogs
Ocean City #90 most popular location
A nice beach town to visit on Maryland's Eastern Shore. It is has a two mile long boardwalk to enjoy the various shops and food eateries. Assateague Island is nearby as well as all of the De…
25travelers 11reviews 5blogs
Niagara Falls #91 most popular location
A million bathtubs of water per second tumble over these mammoth falls, splashing and spluttering, throwing gallons of mist into the air and drenching the countless visitors. While not the ta…
92travelers 10reviews 14blogs
Knoxville #92 most popular location
Welcome to Knoxville, the home of the University of Tennessee Volunteers and the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame. Knoxville was the home of the 1982 Worlds Fair and the Sun Sphere, which w…
137travelers 6reviews 3blogs
Fort Myers #93 most popular location
Fort Myers, population 48,000 plus as of 2000, is the county seat of Lee County, Florida. Established in 1886, it is the gateway to the Southwest Florida region, which is a major tourist des…
73travelers 9reviews 1blogs
Oahu #94 most popular location
Nicknamed ‘the gathering place’, Oahu is not the largest of Hawaii’s islands (in fact it’s the third), but it is very much the heartland, home to the regional capital Honolulu and the…
91travelers 39reviews 46blogs
Pigeon Forge #95 most popular location
This community has only about 5 or 6 thousand population according to the census, but since Theme Parks, especially Dollywood, became the areas major emphasis, this town has become the young …
6travelers 6reviews 3blogs
Irving #96 most popular location
Irving is a suburb, west of Dallas, and is most famous for being the home of Texas Stadium, where the Dallas Cowboys play. Irving has become a powerhouse for industrial business and lower-…
35travelers 8reviews 1blogs
Omaha #97 most popular location
Omaha is the largest city in the state of Nebraska. It is located in the Midwestern United States on the Missouri River, about 20 miles (30 km) north of the mouth of the Platte River. The c…
179travelers 25reviews 8blogs
Newport #98 most popular location
One of New England's oldest towns, and one of America's first playgrounds for the super-rich, Newport, Rhode Island is a year round destination with wonderful hotels, resorts, and bed and bre…
30travelers 18reviews 16blogs
Amarillo #99 most popular location
Located in the middle of the Texas panhandle, Amarillo is a popular stop on Historic Route 66. There's a wide range of activities to offer visitors and many are very family-friendly. Outdo…
40travelers 17reviews 13blogs
Baton Rouge #100 most popular location
Baton Rouge is the capital of Louisiana and is located in the southeast portion of the state along the Mississippi River. It owes its location and historical importance to its site upon Istro…
143travelers 16reviews 12blogs