You don’t have to go to Europe or Asia to have an exciting vacation. The United States has some of the top destinations in the world, and they’re all accessible for a much cheaper flight. Depending on where you live, you might even be able to drive to some of these hot spots.

Here are some of the top U.S. cities to put on your travel bucket list:

New York
It’s on every “must see” list because it truly is a must see. People from all over the world travel to New York to see the stars on Broadway, to see artistic masterpieces in person at some of the best museums in the world, and to see famed architecture like the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty. There is truly something for everyone in New York, and you’ll never run out of things to do. It is the city that never sleeps, after all. The food alone is worth going to the Big Apple! The literal melting pot of the world, New York offers everything from THE best pizza on earth to hosting restaurants of world renowned chefs such as Bobby Flay.

If you’re looking for a tropical vacation, you don’t need to go to the Bahamas — just go to Hawaii. Maui has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, with a backdrop of some of the most beautiful mountains in the world. You can visit Maui for a relaxing vacation of lounging by the shore or the pool, or you can enjoy intense outdoor adventures like surfing, hiking, and hang gliding. Fresh fish and buffets beyond your wildest dreams await you and your crew!

Families will love Orlando. Not only is it the home of Walt Disney World — the Happiest Place on Earth — but it is also home to dozens of other attractions, including Universal Studios, water parks, museums, natural parks, and more. You can see alligators and manatees in the natural parks, or you can walk down Diagon Alley at Universal Studios. There is something for the old and young alike.

Las Vegas
Las Vegas is much more than the glitzy strip. Sure, you can gamble the night away if you like, or even take in some high-profile shows like a Celine Dion concert or Cirque du Soleil performance. But you can also take a short bus ride to visit the Grand Canyon and the Hoover Dam. Las Vegas can be a family friendly destination or a place you go to enjoy some revelry. From the world’s most terrifying roller coasters to the chance of winning millions, Vegas is THE hot spot for ALL age groups!

What are your favorite cities in the U.S. to visit?