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These Are The 5 Best U.S. States To Visit This Summer According To New Report

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Whether you’re looking for a relaxing beach break or a bustling city getaway, you don’t have to leave the U.S. to have the perfect summer vacation.  

This is good news for budget travelers and staycation enthusiasts.  

These Are The 5 Best U.S. States To Visit This Summer According To New Report

U.S. travel is more popular than it’s ever been right now.

But with 50 states to choose from, which should you choose? 

New research by cloudbeds.com has revealed the best vacations in the U.S. right now. Here are the top 5 best states:  

5. Massachusetts  

The entrance of Nantucket, Massachusetts.

Taking 5th place is Massachusetts. You’ll be amazed at how much there is to see and do in the state. It boasts the 3rd highest ratio of attractions to land area in the U.S., with 334 bars and clubs and 88 shopping malls.  

Massachusetts even boasts a whopping 5 theme parks including Six Flags New England which is considered the best theme park in the state. You’ll find over 100 rides, shows, attractions and New England's best water park, Hurricane Harbor here.  

Summers are warm here, and Massachusetts' beaches are the perfect places to relax and unwind.  

Or if you’re looking for something a little more high octane then the streets of Boston really come to life during the hot summer months.  

4. New York 

 Woman walking by view of Manhattan skyline

There are so many reasons to visit New York in the summer months which explains why it sailed into 4th place on this list.  

New York boasts a reliable and affordable public transportation system and an incredible number of attractions to appeal to a wide range of audiences.  

You’ll find a whopping 3,046 tours, 316 historic sites, and number than 5,000 bars and clubs in the state.  

As well as the year-round cultural attractions that New York is famous for, summer is a great time to be in the city if you want to enjoy outdoor dining, street festivals in the heat, and cooler evenings on roof top bars.  

3. New Jersey 

The Steel Pier at Atlantic City, New Jersey.

It might not be the most obvious spot for a vacation destination, but New Jersey has soared straight into 3rd place thanks to its affordable accommodation and excellent public transport links.  

New Jersey took the crown for having the number 1 best public transport system in the U.S.  

You will also pay an average of $208 for a 3-star hotel in the state between June and August. If you’d rather splurge, then the average nightly cost of a 5-star hotel in the same period is $354.  

People visit New Jersey in the summer months to visit the Jersey Shore. Spanning 130 miles of Atlantic coastline and covering 60 designated beaches, there’s plenty of shoreline for everyone here!  

If you’re looking for something a little more high octane then you could also enjoy the thrills and spills of Atlantic City.  

2. California 

People on a beach in Long Beach, California

The second-best U.S. state to visit this summer is California. One of the main reasons why California ranked so highly is because of its incredible summertime climate.  

The average temperature, cloud cover and probability of rain were taken into account in the research and California was awarded first place.  

Summer in California is consistently hot and sunny. You can expect temperatures to regularly exceed 30°C (86°F) on the state’s many beaches.  

It’s a pretty affordable spot too. You can expect to pay an average of $221 per night for a 3-star hotel, and there are 7,678 three-star hotels to choose from in the state.  

Whether you want to relax on busy beaches or hike mountain trails, there’s something for everyone in California in the summer. It’s also considered a great spot for family time by the lake.  

1. Florida  

the orlando eye ferris wheel florida

It should come as no surprise that Florida has taken the top spot and stolen the limelight as the best vacation destination in the U.S.  

Florida came in first place as the best-value vacation destination on the list.

Between June and August this year, you can expect to pay an average of $175 per night for a 3-star hotel in the state.

Florida also has the most attractions by land area than any other U.S. state.  

As well as the obvious attractions that draw millions of visitors from around the world, such as Walt Disney World and Universal Studios, you’ll also find 286 beaches and 205 shopping malls here.  

Florida can be hot and humid during the summer months but with an abundance of water parks, beaches, and other options to cool down, it’s officially the best state to visit for a vacation right now.  

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