When choosing a place to take a vacation US News & World Report Clearly more supportive of Maine than Massachusetts. Bar Harbor was ranked 16th and Boston was 19th on the list of the best places to visit in the United States released on Tuesday. The Grand Canyon was ranked first.

“After the limited travel opportunities of the past few years, people were once again excited about their vacation and began to travel extensively throughout the United States and internationally,” said Erin Evans, Travel Editor-in-Chief at US News. rice field. “Beaches, national parks and small towns are popular destinations this year, and many of the top cities are back.

According to the survey, Maine also defeated Massachusetts in the beach category (agree to disagree with this). The US News & World Report ranked Kennebunkport as the 9th best family beach vacation in the country and Nantucket in 15th place. Cape Cod is significantly missing from the list.Are Mothers Beach and Goose Rocks Beach really good as we all love Kennebunkport? all Cape Cod beach? What about Misquamicut Beach on Rhode Island, arguably one of New England’s best beaches? OK, stop niche picking and write the result.

Maine continued to dominate Massachusetts in the Best Cheap Family Vacation category. Acadia National Park landed at 11 Massachusetts, and no other New England state was found anywhere else. Augusta ranked 16th in the country’s most common “best cheap vacation” category. Again, other New England states are not on the list. Sorry, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, and Rhode Island have been excluded from this category (and many others).

Acadia National Park was ranked 8th on the list of Best Fall Vacations with Boston coming in at 17. Vermont is nowhere to be found. The state of New England has not created a list of Best Winter Vacations. Bar Harbor is at the top of the Best Cheap Summer Vacation List and Boston is at 14th. Editors of the US News & World Report must have their own definition of cheap if Acadia is at the top of this list. Bar Harbor was at the top of a small town to visit, with 17 Martha’s Vineyards.

Don’t shoot the messenger. I’m just checking the results. Ours may look a little different — as very different.More than 1,100 destinations were analyzed using “comprehensive and transparent”, according to publications known for their rankings. methodology It combines the opinions of travelers provided by user voting with the analysis of experts and editors. Destinations are scored in 10 categories such as food and culture.

Here are the rankings of the major categories while Maine is taking the winning lap.

The best place to visit in the world

1. New Zealand, South Island

2. Paris

3. Maui, Hawaii

4. Bora Bora, French Polynesia

5. Tahitian, French Polynesia

Great place to visit in the United States

1. Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

2. Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

3. Yosemite National Park, California

4. Maui, Hawaii

5. Glacier National Park, Montana

Great place to visit in the Caribbean

1. Turks and Caicos Islands

2. Saint Lucia

3. British Virgin Islands

4. US Virgin Islands

5. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Great place to visit in Europe

1. Paris

2. London

3. Rome

4. Florence, Italy

5. Barcelona, ​​Spain


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