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Maybe I’m partial because I love living here, but I have to agree with a new list that names 2 Florida cities as the best places to visit in America.

Ever since I was a kid, I dreamed of living in Florida. My parents had a house in Clearwater Beach that we visited regularly as I was growing up and I told myself that one day I would end up here. And finally, at the age of 34, I made it! First landing in Sarasota and eventually moving further south to Fort Myers. Florida is everything I dreamed of and more. I love the beautiful beaches and the year-round warmth. Even right now when it’s 1000 degrees and 1000% humidity, I’ll take it!

If you too love being a Floridian, this may come as no surprise that 2 Florida cities have made a list of the best places to visit in America. U.S. News put together their list based on different factors including attractions, accommodations & dining options and votes from thousands of travelers around the country.

In Florida, Key West came in at #16. Mentions of deep-sea fishing, Duval Street and historical places like Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park and Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum made it a must-visit city. Destin, up in the Panhandle, came in at #17. Travelers highlighted Henderson Beach State Park and Shores at Crystal Beach Park.

You can see the full list here. Below are the top 10.

Top 10 Best Places to Visit in America:

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