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US Cities with the Best Culture  

Jenn Lindley
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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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San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA
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New York City is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
New York, USA
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Boston is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
Massachusetts, USA
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Chicago is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
Chicago metropolitan area, Illinois, USA
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New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
Louisiana, USA
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Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
California, USA
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Seattle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
Washington, USA
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San Diego is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
California, USA
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Santa Barbara is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
ttr12276 added California, USA
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Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
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Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
Pennsylvania, USA
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Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
Minnesota, USA
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Miami is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
Florida, USA
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Sacramento is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
ttr12276 added California, USA
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San Luis Obispo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
ttr12276 added California, USA
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Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
Hawaii, USA
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Pasadena is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
ttr12276 added California, USA
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Long Beach is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
California, USA
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Portland is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
Oregon, USA
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Anaheim is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
California, USA
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Santa Monica is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
California, USA
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Austin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
Texas, USA
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Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
moonbeamkc added Missouri, USA
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Asheville is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
SamiMorcos added North Carolina, USA
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Charleston is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
South Carolina, USA