PHOTOS: Millennium Park
Destinations are ranked based on qualities like cultural interest and community involvement. More than 200 neighborhoods, streets and public spaces across the country have been recognized since 2007.
Other distinctions on the APA's Great Places in America list include Great Neighborhoods and Great Streets.
The American Planning Association is a not-for-profit organization that focuses on the "development of vital communities."
Here's a full list of this year's Great Public Spaces:
Balboa Park in San Diego, California
Pearl Street Mall in Boulder, Colorado
Millennium Park in Chicago, Illinois
Flint Farmers' Market in Flint, Michigan
Santa Fe Railyard in Santa FE, New Mexico
Hermann Park in Houston, Texas