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List Rules Vote up any American city with its own unique culture

In 2007 CNN and Travelandleisure.com asked 60,000 people to rank their favorite cities in the US for culture. These could easily be the top ten cities and towns in America. New York, once again, tops this list which is no surprise because everybody knows that the culture there is very vibrant. The people, neighborhoods and and cityscape is amazing there and very, very diverse.

California is well represented on this list as well. The biggest state population-wise, the Golden State is home to several of the the largest and most cultural cities in the US. San Francisco is popular with tourists for multiple reasons. One of the most iconic monuments in the country, the Golden Gate Bridge, connects San Francisco with neighboring Marin County. The nearly two mile bridge is one of the recognizable landmarks not only in the city, but the entire country. Not as universally recognized as cultural hubs are Los Angeles and San Diego. The two southern California cities are known for its beautiful beaches, but also contain multiple museums, fine dining and plenty of activities, which qualifies them on this list.

This your chance to pick the American city you think has the most culture. If a city isn't included on this list, feel free to add it. Help determine what US city has the most culture. 
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288 167
San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
San Francisco San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA

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266 169
New York City is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
New York City New York, USA

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174 190
Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
Los Angeles California, USA

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229 153
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
Chicago Chicago metropolitan area, Illinois, USA

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229 128
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
New Orleans Louisiana, USA

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198 132
Boston is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
Boston Massachusetts, USA

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162 139
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
San Diego California, USA

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84 123
Santa Barbara is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
ttr12276 added Santa Barbara California, USA

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192 129
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
Seattle Washington, USA

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178 134
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
Washington, D.C. Contiguous United States, USA

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60 116
San Luis Obispo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
ttr12276 added San Luis Obispo California, USA

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63 125
Sacramento is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
ttr12276 added Sacramento California, USA

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61 123
Pasadena is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
ttr12276 added Pasadena California, USA

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56 119
Long Beach is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
Long Beach California, USA

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77 131
Miami is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
Miami Florida, USA

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50 117
Anaheim is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
Anaheim California, USA

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125 120
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
Philadelphia Area codes 215 and 267, Pennsylvania, USA

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133 134
Portland is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
Portland Oregon, USA

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60 106
Santa Monica is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
Santa Monica California, USA

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87 104
Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
Honolulu Hawaii, USA

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106 101
Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
Minneapolis Minnesota, USA

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93 136
Austin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
Austin Texas, USA

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63 91
Asheville is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
SamiMorcos added Asheville North Carolina, USA

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102 91
Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
moonbeamkc added Kansas City Missouri, USA

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73 105
Denver is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
Denver Colorado, USA

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45 53
Monterey is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
Monterey California, USA

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79 135
Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
Las Vegas Nevada, USA

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55 40
Charleston is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
Charleston South Carolina, USA

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47 62
Salinas is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
Salinas California, USA

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75 83
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
Nashville Tennessee, USA

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29 47
San Jose is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
San Jose Silicon Valley, California, USA

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44 43
Cambridge is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
Cambridge Massachusetts, USA

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38 43
Santa Fe is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
Santa Fe New Mexico, USA

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33 60
St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
MarySSpiegel added St. Louis Missouri, USA

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52 89
San Antonio is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
KaseyConwayGomez added San Antonio Texas, USA

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19 22
Buffalo is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
JakeRumschik added Buffalo New York, USA

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46 135
Dallas is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
Dallas Texas, USA

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27 59
Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
Phoenix Arizona, USA

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18 30
Baltimore is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
Baltimore Maryland, USA

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31 74
Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
Atlanta Georgia, USA

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15 23
Memphis is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
carlybobarly added Memphis Tennessee, USA

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26 42
Albuquerque is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
tomanls added Albuquerque New Mexico, USA

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18 30
Chattanooga is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
smellsrank added Chattanooga

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41 107
Orlando is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
Orlando Florida, USA

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19 38
Detroit is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
Detroit Michigan, USA

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13 33
Columbus is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
Columbus Ohio, USA

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8 29
Worcester is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
Worcester Massachusetts, USA

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7 39
Newark is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
Newark New Jersey, USA

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3 4
Grand Rapids is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
Abigail Quist added Grand Rapids Michigan, USA

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3 5
Fresno is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
Séth Dåyton Carlöck added Fresno California, USA