How did Lonely Planet choose the destinations for the Best in the US 2017 list?

The list are picks from our editors and authors, who research and write about the United States for us, as well as from our US-based editorial team.

They chose destinations that are buzzing right now, overlooked places that are poised to be the next traveller find, as well as perennial favourites that have a fresh, new angle for 2017.

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