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Ready to plan your next vacation? Whether you’re traveling alone or with companions, it’s always nice to know your destination is a safe place.

Here are some of the safest vacation spots in the U.S.

Charleston, South Carolina

This historic southern city has a reputation for taking care of its guests. It’s clean and friendly, and city officials are heavily involved in the community. Charleston has one of the lowest crime rates in the entire state and is a favorite vacation destination not only for Southerners, but for people all around the country. Must-sees while you’re there: Fort Sumter and Folly Beach.

Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Well-known as a family-friendly destination, Cape Cod has also become a beloved vacation spot for solo travelers. The biggest safety concern is – no joke – sunburns, thanks to the mild temperatures that often trick visitors into believing they don’t need to wear as much sunscreen. Avoid this amateur mistake by taking a break from the beach and walking the Atlantic White Cedar Swamp Trail or taking a spin around Provincetown, where the Mayflower landed. (And don’t forget to reapply that sunscreen.)

Santa Fe, New Mexico

One of the top 20 safest cities in the state, New Mexico’s capital is like no other place in the country. It is rich in history, features endless opportunities for exploring and celebrating art, and is home to an incredible fusion of cultures. Don’t miss the Santa Fe Opera and the Museum of National Folk Art while you’re there.

Portland, Oregon

Despite being the second biggest city in the Pacific Northwest (only second to Seattle), Portland is one of the safest urban centers in the United States. It’s a convenient vacation location, as the home of the Portland International Airport (PDX), and offers lots of beautiful sights and adventures. Add the Japanese Garden and the Portland Art Museum to your must-see list.

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

If you want to stay closer to home, you can’t miss Yellowstone. The only threat here is getting too close to the stunning display of wild animals. Do not miss Hayden Valley where you’ll likely encounter dozens of bison – just make sure to keep your distance!

For tips on smart traveling, check out the Granite blog page.