Photos: Top 10 Summer Vacation Destinations

Photos: Top 10 Summer Vacation Destinations

Credit: ajsadeh/Amir/Flickr

Orlando, Florida ranked the number 1 place in the U.S. to travel this summer. Orlando draws millions of visitors every year who can't get enough sunshine, Mickey Mouse and lots and lots of amusement parks. (Disney World, http://www.flickr.com/photos/amirjs/4969285312/)

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by LINDSAY CHAMBERLAIN

KING5.com

Posted on July 2, 2011 at 2:49 PM

Updated Saturday, Jul 2 at 2:51 PM

PHOENIX -- Triple-digit temps mean it's officially summer and that means it's time to pile the kids in the car or jam your carry-ons in an overhead compartment and get out of town!

Summer vacation has long been a cornerstone of American travel habits. It's usually the one big chance other than the Christmas holidays that families and friends have extended time off together, along with great weather to entice them outdoors.

The American Society of Travel Agents has been keeping track of where families trek to on summer vacation for years. Each year, they put together a survey for their clients and release the top 10 summer travel destinations in the U.S.

This year's top 10 places to go for summer all scream "SUNSHINE!" But in addition to the typical beach hot spots, cities with iconic landmarks and beautiful scenery (check out #10 on the list, you may recognize the name) also ranked high.

So pack up your swimsuit, flip-flops, camera and sunblock and get out and about this summer!

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