America's Best Vacations
This summer, a record number of Americans will hit the road in search of warm-weather bliss. If you haven't yet made plans, do not despair. Last-minute travel is as American as Apple computers. Ah, but where to go? And what to do when you get there? There's the rub. A popular book offers 1,000 places to see before you die, but we've come up with a more selective list: 20 must-see destinations. And for each trip, we've got a game plan that will guarantee a truly memorable vacation.
Every little detail on how to plan the trips can be found at www.usnews.com/trips
This story appears in the July 4, 2005 print edition of U.S. News & World Report.