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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, CA


San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Beautiful Cities in the US
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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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#6 on Cities with the Best Sports Teams

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#7 on Where to Find the Best Pizza in America

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Seattle, WA


Seattle is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Beautiful Cities in the US
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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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#18 on Cities with the Worst Sports Teams

#1 on Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team

#9 on Cities with the Best Sports Teams

#10 on The Best US Cities for Starting a Company

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11 people just voted on San Diego, CA


San Diego is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Beautiful Cities in the US
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Located In: California, USA

Area (km sq): 964.51

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#7 on Cities with the Worst Sports Teams

#10 on Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team

#40 on Cities with the Best Sports Teams

#66 on US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team

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7 people just voted on Santa Barbara, CA


Santa Barbara is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Beautiful Cities in the US
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Located In: California

Area (km sq): 108.7

Also Ranked

#10 on The Best Beaches in the US

#30 on The Best U.S. Cities for Vacations

#76 on The World's Best Cities To Eat Well

#18 on America's Coolest Cities

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12 people just voted on Boston, MA


Boston is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Beautiful Cities in the US
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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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#31 on Cities with the Worst Sports Teams

#1 on Cities with the Best Sports Teams

#6 on The Best Day Trips from New York City

#3 on Where to Find the Best Pizza in America

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Honolulu, HI


Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Beautiful Cities in the US
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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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#13 on Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team

#6 on US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team

#2 on The Best Beaches in the US

#13 on Cities That Should Have a Baseball Team

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Maui, Hawaii


Maui, Hawaii is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Beautiful Cities in the US
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Charleston, SC


Charleston is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Beautiful Cities in the US
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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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#53 on US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team

#80 on The Best Tourist Attractions in America

#49 on The Best US Cities for Starting a Company

#34 on Where to Find the Best Pizza in America

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