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US Cities with the Best Culture 

Jenn Lindley
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Updated October 13, 2018 13.8k votes 1.7k voters 37k views 53 items

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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New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
Louisiana, USA
2
New York City is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
New York, USA
3
Boston is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
Massachusetts, USA
4
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
Chicago metropolitan area, Illinois, USA
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San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA
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Seattle is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
Washington, USA
7
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
Contiguous United States, USA
8
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
Area codes 215 and 267, Pennsylvania, USA
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Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
Minnesota, USA
10
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
California, USA
11
Charleston is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
South Carolina, USA
12
Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
moonbeamkc added Missouri, USA
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Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
Hawaii, USA
14
Portland is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
Oregon, USA
15
Cambridge is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
Massachusetts, USA
16
Santa Fe is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
New Mexico, USA
17
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
Tennessee, USA
18
St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
MarySSpiegel added Missouri, USA
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Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
California, USA
20
Austin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
Texas, USA
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Detroit is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
Michigan, USA
22
Asheville is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
SamiMorcos added North Carolina, USA
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Baltimore is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
Maryland, USA
24
Denver is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
Colorado, USA
25
Buffalo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
JakeRumschik added New York, USA