Vacation Spots - Top Travel Destinations In The USA And Europe Ranked

Names Top Destinations in the USA and Europe, including Top Destinations for Summer

U.S. News Media Group today released new travel destination rankings available online at http://travel.usnews.com/. They provide travelers with enhanced guidance on places to visit in the USA and Europe.

The new rankings identify top vacation spots based on a methodology that combines the opinions of both experts and consumers. In short, they reflect how strongly a destination is recommended by a collection of published travel writers and U.S. News Travel website users.

Today’s launch represents the 2011-2012 edition of the rankings, which will be updated annually. In total, 49 U.S. and 35 European destinations are ranked. Additional regions, including Mexico and the Caribbean, will receive official rankings later in the year.

“Planning a vacation can be enjoyable,” said Chad Smolinski, Vice President of Rankings and Reviews at U.S. News & World Report, “But it can be difficult to choose the best spot to spend your precious time and money. Our goal with the new rankings is to provide easy-to-use guidance based on what others have experienced in their own travels.”

Additionally, U.S. News has identified Best Vacations award-winning destinations in the USA and Europe. The award winners have distinguished themselves as the highest ranking – and therefore most recommended – places to visit within the lists.

The award winners for three ranking categories are provided below. The complete lists are published at http://travel.usnews.com/Rankings/.

San Francisco
Washington D.C.
San Diego
New York City

If you have any questions concerning the new rankings, please contact [email protected]

About the U.S. News Media Group

The U.S. News Media Group is a multi-platform, digital publisher of news and analysis, which includes the digital-only U.S. News Weekly magazine, www.usnews.com, and www.rankingsandreviews.com. Focusing on Health, Money, Education, Travel, Cars and Public Service/Opinion, the U.S. News Media Group has earned a reputation as the leading provider of service news and information that improves the quality of life of its readers. The U.S. News Media Group’s signature franchise includes its News You Can Use® brand of journalism and its “Best” series of consumer guides that include rankings of colleges, graduate schools, hospitals, mutual funds, health plans, travel destinations and more.

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