Cities 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 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

#27 on The Best Cities for African Americans

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

#67 on US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team

#11 on Cities That Should Have a Basketball Team

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Maryellen Elizabeth added Maui, Hawaii

Maui, Hawaii is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Beautiful Cities in the US
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San Diego is listed (or ranked) 3 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

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#14 on The Best Cities for African Americans

#71 on The Best Tourist Attractions in America

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

#12 on US Cities That Should Have an NFL Team

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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

#14 on The Best Places to Raise a Family in the US

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

#43 on The Best Cities for Young People

#21 on America's Coolest Cities

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