The Most Beautiful Cities in the US

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List of the most beautiful cities in the United States, as ranked by Americans and travelers. America is unique due to its collection of states that each have their own look, culture, and overall atmosphere. By crossing over one city line to the next, you can experience a whole new type of beauty. While one city may be known for its high snow-covered mountains that are home to many skiers, a city only a few hours away could be overflowing with warm, clear-ocean beaches where surfers spend their every waking moment. The beauty of the U.S.’s best cities is as diverse as can be, making the country exciting to explore.

 

Major cities including New York City and San Francisco are renowned for their skylines and lighted cities at night. Meanwhile, cities such as Sedona and Napa are better known for their natural beauties and small-town charms. Each state has at least one city that is celebrated for the many beautiful sights to behold.

 

What are the most beautiful cities in the U.S.? This list features only a slice of the cities in America that are notable for their goodlooks. 


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    San Francisco is known for its tech and entertainment culture, but the skyline is what makes it a truly unforgettable city.

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    • Located In: California
    • Area (km sq): 600.6
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    Seatle's Space Needle makes the skyline one of the most unique in the country. 

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    • Located In: Washington
    • Area (km sq): 369.2
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    San Diego, CA
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    • Located In: California, USA
    • Area (km sq): 964.51
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    • Located In: California
    • Area (km sq): 108.7
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    Savannah's old Southern features and natural hanging willow trees make it one of the most classic sights in the U.S.

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    • Located In: Georgia
    • Area (km sq): 202.28
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    Boston is one of the oldest cities in the U.S. and therefore filled with historical and natural sights to be enjoyed by all.

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    • Located In: Massachusetts
    • Area (km sq): 232.06
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    Chalreston's Waterfront Park is an attraction for people all over, as well as the many lush parks and gardens.

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    • Located In: South Carolina
    • Area (km sq): 405.5
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    Honolulu is one of the most beautiful cities in an all-around beautiful state, with many clear blue beaches and historical sites to be enjoyed.

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    • Located In: Hawaii, USA
    • Area (km sq): 177.2
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    Chicago
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    • Located In: Chicago metropolitan area, Illinois, USA
    • Area (km sq): 606.1
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    Portland is one of the US fastest rising cities because of its art community and natural beauties.

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    • Located In: Oregon
    • Area (km sq): 376.58
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    Monterey, CA
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    • Located In: California, USA
    • Area (km sq): 30.47
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    Carmel is often known as Carmel-By-The-Sea because of its close proximity to some of California's best bodies of water.

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    • Located In: California
    • Area (km sq): 46.36
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    Key West is one of Florida's major attractions, partially due to the splendor of the many beaches.

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    • Located In: Florida
    • Area (km sq): 19.17
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    Napa's culture is built on farming and wine country, so the city is overflowing with color.

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    • Located In: California
    • Area (km sq): 47.0
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    New York City has a skyline to die for and the world famous Central Park is among the most beautiful parks in the country. 

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    • Located In: New York
    • Area (km sq): 1213.4
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    When Breckenridge is covered in snow, there is no more striking site in the country than its mountains and hills. 

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    • Located In: Colorado
    • Area (km sq): 2.85
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    Asheville prides itself on its many gardens and parks that enhance the overall city look.

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    • Located In: North Carolina
    • Area (km sq): 106.97
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    Maui, Hawaii Added by: Maryellen Elizabeth

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    • Located In: Utah, USA
    • Area (km sq): 24.35
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    The red rocks of Sedona, including the breathtaking Cathedral Rock, are unlike anything found elsewhere.

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    • Located In: Arizona
    • Area (km sq): 46.0
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