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Best US Luxury Destinations

Based on the availability of things like luxe accommodations, lavish spas and fine dining options, we compiled the best stateside destinations for luxurious vacations. U.S. News Travel ranked the top spots for grandeur in the United States by taking into account the insight of travel experts and hundreds of voters. We invite you to weigh in on next year's rankings by casting your vote below.

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Why Go: Maui's breathtaking landscape and array of outdoor activities cater to thrill-seekers and beachgoers alike. If you can afford the flight fare, you'll find endless ways to pamper yourself at high-end resorts, elegant restaurants and secluded sands. Read More»

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Why Go: San Francisco appeals to nature-seekers, foodies and edgy jet-setters alike with its eclectic neighborhoods, flourishing arts scene and gorgeous natural landscape. It may be more mellow than Los Angeles, but the home of the Golden Gate Bridge still has plenty in the way of cosmopolitan delights. Read More»

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Why Go: The Big Island is more secluded than the other Hawaiian islands. You'll still come across plenty of high-end hotels and spas, but not as many as you'd find in Maui and Kauai. It's best for adventure-seekers who don't want to spend their days tucked inside a lavish resort. Read More»

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Why Go: New York is one of the trendiest American cities. Fashionistas can browse the stylish shops lining SoHo and Fifth Avenue, while theater buffs catch a spectacular Broadway show. Exploring iconic sites and institutions will cost you, but what better way to spend your time in Manhattan than in the lap of luxury? Read More»

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Why Go: Luxurious resorts, spas, restaurants and gorgeous greens dot Kauai, beckoning visitors to its golden shores year-round. Kauai is one of the more exclusive islands in the Hawaiian chain, as well as one of the most expensive. So, prepare to pay a steep price for the island's fantastic panoramas. Read More»

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Why Go: Oahu features white-sand beaches, historical sites and natural wonders, making it an ideal destination for travelers looking for a balance of relaxation and exploration. Surfers can catch the island's sun and splendor at Waimea Bay, while history buffs can roam through the elegant 'Iolani Palace. Read More»

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Why Go: Named after the coastal Italian city, this serene Florida retreat is known for its extravagance. Overlooking the sparkling waters of the Gulf of Mexico, America's Napoli is filled with high-end hotels, restaurants and shopping, not to mention the opulent beach homes known as "Millionaires' Row." Read More»

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Why Go: At this ritzy retreat, you can pamper yourself by lazing along golden beaches or perusing through stylish stores. From elegant dining to upscale shopping, there are endless ways to exercise your credit card in this star-studded Florida hotspot. Head to Clematis Street to soak in the WPB vibe. Read More»

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Why Go: This scenic mountain town is best known for its dramatic ski slopes, but there's more to Aspen than powder-capped Snowmass, über-luxe chalets and a high-profile clientele. It may be pricier than other winter outposts, like Stowe or Telluride, but it's the crème-de-la-crème of extravagant retreats. Read More»

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Why Go: In California wine country, you have access to not only top-tier vintages, but also world-class cuisine and a breathtaking backdrop of far-stretching vineyards. Prime your palate by stepping on the Napa Valley Wine Train and then venture to O'Brien Estate Winery to continue your education in viticulture.  Read More»

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Why Go: Only a short drive from the hustle and bustle of downtown Los Angeles, this refined coastal town teems with fashionable shops, trendy art galleries and golden beaches. Sun-seekers lounge on East Beach's powdery sands, while fashionistas head straight to State Street for the high-end boutiques. Read More»

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Why Go: This buzzing city hugging the southern tip of the Florida peninsula stands as one of the most culturally stimulating in the country. You'll find versatile culinary options, stylish hotels, upscale stores and golden sands. At night, turn up the heat at one of the city's swanky night clubs. Read More»

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Why Go: The Windy City, though less expensive than Los Angeles or New York City, still boasts upscale (and expensive) hotels and things to do. Fashionistas will love the Magnificent Mile and art aficionados will enjoy admiring Millenium Park's stunning public artwork. Read More»

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