Vacations are expensive. In fact, Americans often spend more on a week-long trip than they do on a month's rent or mortgage.
To make the most of your hard-earned money and precious days off, picking the perfect location is key. U.S. News & World report ranked the top vacation destinations across America for 2017. The ranking considered factors like hotels, dining and input from other travelers. You can read the full methodology here.
Here are the 25 best places to go: