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Boston ranked the best summer vacation spot in the country

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According to new travel rankings from U.S. News and World Report, the City of Boston is the best place to visit this summer.

The U.S. News & World Report’s recently announced their annual rankings for vacation spots. The magazine ranked Boston as the best summer vacation destination in the United States. Boston also topped the list of weekend getaways in New England and places to visit in August.

Boston ranked third on the list of best summer vacation destinations in the world (behind Paris and Florence!) and fifth for best family summer vacations.

In naming Boston the top summer vacation destination in the country, U.S. News & World Report reports, “Fenway Park welcomes baseball lovers, the Freedom Trail invites history buffs to a scavenger hunt of historic sites, and Little Italy and Faneuil Hall Marketplace beckon to foodies. Visitors can also check out numerous breweries or plan their vacation around one of several festivals held over the summer.”

U.S. News & World Report says its methodology for travel rankings is to base them on an analysis of expert and user opinions. “We believe this unbiased approach makes our rankings more useful than simply providing our editors’ personal opinions,” the website states.

In a press release from the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau, CEO Patrick Moscaritolo says, “These extraordinarily high marks and top rankings didn’t happen by accident. This is the result of years of effort by Mayor Walsh, City agencies, the Bureau and our members to position Boston across the globe as a unique, cross-cultural, and exciting destination for visitors.”

To prepare for your visit to Boston, check out our guide to visiting Boston.

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