5 / 10

Washington, D.C.

As the nation's capital, the city is accustomed to tourists and doesn't disappoint: a vast network of museums, mostly free, is at your disposal, including the Smithsonian Institution. Monuments from Washington to Lincoln to Martin Luther King Jr. certainly merit a visit. And with a subway system, it's easy to explore the quirky neighborhoods beyond the city center.

Year in Review 2012: Most searched-for cities

January 1, 1970

One point we've gathered from the millions of searches on Yahoo! -- our users let their fingers do the traveling. We've tracked surges of searches on the Web to these top cities in the last year to see what most captures the attention of vacationers. And it's a diverse and at times surprising list. Here, the most searched-for cities on Yahoo!. -- By Claudine Zap, Yahoo!