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Popular Opinion US Cities with the Best Culture  

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

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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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356 276
San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA

2
357 227
New York City is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
New York, USA

3
316 153
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
Louisiana, USA

4
284 169
Boston is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
Massachusetts, USA

5
324 204
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
Chicago metropolitan area, Illinois, USA

6
218 302
Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
California, USA

7
263 178
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
Washington, USA

8
198 205
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
California, USA

9
107 188
Santa Barbara is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
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10
215 179
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
Contiguous United States, USA

11
182 140
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
Pennsylvania, USA

12
162 113
Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
Minnesota, USA

13
69 170
San Luis Obispo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
ttr12276 added California, USA

14
80 185
Sacramento is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
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15
106 179
Miami is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
Florida, USA

16
124 121
Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
Hawaii, USA

17
69 168
Long Beach is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
California, USA

18
70 168
Pasadena is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
ttr12276 added California, USA

19
169 169
Portland is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
Oregon, USA

20
60 169
Anaheim is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
California, USA

21
74 147
Santa Monica is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
California, USA

22
125 175
Austin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
Texas, USA

23
83 116
Asheville is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
SamiMorcos added North Carolina, USA

24
138 110
Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
moonbeamkc added Missouri, USA

25
98 44
Charleston is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list US Cities with the Best Culture
South Carolina, USA