New York City, New York - We may be a bit biased, but we love this city and can safely say that there is something for everyone here. You don't have to spend your time in the heart of midtown, there is so much in the outer boroughs to explore. Sometimes it feels like taking a really quick trip around the world as you try different restaurants and hear different languages on the subway.
Lake Tahoe, California - We have not visited this magical place during ski season, but we had the best time hiking and exploring the area around the lake. Emerald Bay is one of the most beautiful places I've ever been and Squaw Valley had some awesome places to stay. We can't wait to get back in the winter.
Big Sky, Montana - This is our favorite ski destination. It's not the easiest place to get to, but it's worth the trek. Bozeman is only about an hour away and Big Sky sits right underneath Lone Mountain and there's wilderness everywhere you look. Plus, you are extremely close to the Northern part of Yellowstone.
New Orleans, Louisiana - The FOOD. We couldn't make ourselves stop eating when we spent a weekend visiting the Big Easy. The history, the bayou, the awesome people. This is definitely one of my favorite cities we've explored in this country.
Lake Superior, Minnesota - Growing up, I spent a week camping near the shores of Lake Superior every Summer so it holds a special place in my heart. Grand Marais is an awesome town right on the lake with lots of small town charm and beautiful sunrises. You can easily venture into the wilderness of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area from there as well.
Asheville, North Carolina - If you are a fan of mountains, beer and sunshine - this place will be a dream for you. The amount of breweries in the town is pretty remarkable. Plus you can cruise the Blue Ridge Parkway right out of town to explore the nearby scenery.
Cape Cod, Massachusetts - This may not be the best beach to get a tan year round, but it's my favorite. Provincetown is out on the very end of the peninsula and the houses and buildings date back hundreds of years. The beaches are gorgeous and the seafood is incredible. I've always dreamed of retiring out there with the smell of the salt all summer and winters with snow and fires and rocking chairs. It's my version of perfection.
The Catskills, New York - This is absolutely our favorite quick getaway from NYC. You can be in the mountains in under 2 hours. There are so many great little towns to explore, hikes to check out and ski hills to enjoy. Plus, Hunter Mountain has the tallest zip line in the country and it's pretty amazing.
Runner-Ups - Boston, the Everglades, Denver, White Mountains and Lake Okoboji in Iowa
We have a few places on our list to visit this year in the US - Seattle, Charleston and Boulder which will all be new places. Let us know where your favorite places are in the US. What else should we add to our list?