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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.

Located In: California

Area (km sq): 600.6

Also Ranked

#15 on Where to Find the Best Pizza in America

#11 on Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team

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

#6 on Cities with the Best Sports Teams

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hust added San Diego, CA


San Diego is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Beautiful Cities in the US
Photo: Let´s World! www.lets-world.com by Aitor Agirrega/flickr/CC-BY-NC-ND 2.0

Located In: California, USA

Area (km sq): 964.51

Also Ranked

#71 on The Best Tourist Attractions in America

#3 on The Best Beaches in the US

#9 on Where to Find the Best Pizza in America

#34 on The Best Cruise Destinations

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Seattle, WA


Seattle is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Beautiful Cities in the US
Photo: Frank Fujimoto/flickr/CC-BY-NC-ND 2.0
Seatle's Space Needle makes the skyline one of the most unique in the country. 

Located In: Washington

Area (km sq): 369.2

Also Ranked

#1 on Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team

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

#7 on Cities with the Best Sports Teams

#6 on Cities With the Best Sports Fans

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Maryellen Elizabeth added Maui, Hawaii


Maui, Hawaii is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Beautiful Cities in the US
Photo: Joe Parks/flickr/CC-BY-NC 2.0