Spring is here! You can tell by the 45 degree day followed by 70 degree day and all of the rain. Regardless of todays weather it's time to start thinking ahead to summer. Just kidding, it's time to start thinking about taking a vacation, whether you go this spring, summer or fall.

Recently AAA named the top 50 best vacation spots to explore in 2024 and one New York spot in particular made the list. This is no fluke as US News & World Report also identified this Empire State destination as a must in 2024.

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We will reveal the New York destination in a moment. First, on the AAA list of Top 50 Best Vacation Spots In the US to Explore in 2024, here are the top 5;

  1. Orlando, Florida
  2. Anaheim, California
  3. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
  4. Washington, D.C.
  5. San Diego, California
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See the top New York vacation destination below. First, let's take a look at the US News & World Report top 5 Best Summer Vacation Spots for 2024;

  1. Glacier National Park
  2. Yellowstone National Park
  3. San Diego, California
  4. Grand Canyon National Park
  5. Grand Teton National Park
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After referencing several sources, and researching travel data for 2024, one New York State destination kept popping up. Time and time again the recommendation as the best place to visit in New York State is the Adirondacks, specifically Lake Placid.

US News & World Report have the Adirondacks at #14 ahead of destinations such as Cape Cod, Aspen, Cape may New Jersey and Boston. AAA has Lake Placid at #48 in the entire Country.

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