10 Most Beautiful Cities in the US

(Updated: 09/29/2014 3:59 pm EDT)

Find out 10 most beautiful cities in the US!

When naming America’s most beautiful cities there is no doubt that cities such as New York City, San Francisco, San Diego, Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston, Las Vegas Nevada, Seattle, Philadelphia and Washington DC always rank top.

In fact, all of these cities I’ve just mentioned do frequently feature on most top 10’s, although it’s not surprising since all of these cities are definitely ten of the most popular cities to visit in the world.


Of course, every city in the United States is unique, in its own way, and either boasts beautiful architecture, or a stunning natural setting, or both!

What I many find beautiful isn’t obviously what you may find beautiful, although one thing I’m certain; we’re all blessed to live in a nation with so much natural beauty in abundance!

1. Asheville

Asheville is located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains and within the vicinity of the Great Smoky Mountains national park, making Asheville one of the 10 most beautiful cities in the US.

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Asheville North Carolina doesn’t only boast stunning mansions such as famous Biltmore Estate, but also natural beauty in abundance and scenic roads such as Blue Ridge Parkway that offer great vantage points along the way to stop off and soak it all in.

2. Savannah 

Savannah isn’t just one of the 10 most beautiful cities in the US, but also one of the most charming places to visit in Georgia.
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The Downtown area of Savannah is historic and it’s in fact, one of the oldest cities in the states. Savannah’ amazing historic district just buzzes so much culture, great people and history that once you visit Savannah for the first time you'll end-up falling in love with the city right away!


3. Newport

Newport is one of the most beautiful seaside cities along the east coast of USA, and one of the most popular summer vacation spots in New England.
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Newport Rhode Island boasts great beaches, restaurants and stunning cliff scenery such as the famed Cliff Walk which is a stunning 1-mile stretch where you'll discover many beautiful mansions such as The Breakers and Rose Cliff which you can explore on mansion tours.

4. Santa Fe

The city of Santa Fe has to be one of the most unique and most charming cities in the US hands down! If you ever get a chance to visit Santa Fe and see the beautiful adobe buildings, you’ll know exactly what I mean.
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There isn’t really a city quite like Santa Fe New Mexico and the place just buzzes culture and history everywhere since most of the buildings were built during colonial times, so the blend of Spanish architecture and native craftsmanship can be appreciated and felt in every corner of the city.


5. Long Beach

Long Beach is located along the beautiful coast of California and a short drive from one of many of California’s tourist attractions – Hollywood.
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Long Beach is another place on my list of 10 most beautiful cities in the US because of its unique feel and atmosphere.

Long Beach truly manages to blend city and beach life into a wonderful mix that gives this city such a friendly and relaxed vibe.

6. Cape May

Cape May is another beautiful US city located on the east coast of USA and a popular getaway destination all year round. Cape May not only boats beautiful beaches but also great annual events such as the Music Festival and Jazz Festival in March and April respectively.
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Cape May New Jersey is also one of the handfuls of cities in the US that have been designated entirely as national historic city because of the well-preserved Victorian homes and buildings, many of which are open to the public for tours.

7. Flagstaff

Flagstaff Arizona is known as the get way for trips and treks to the breathtaking Grand Canyon.

However, Flagstaff is another of the 10 most beautiful cities in the US, in its own right, as it boasts natural beauty in abundance and plenty of outdoor opportunities being located at the base of the San Francisco Peaks.
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Downtown Flagstaff Arizona is a beautiful place to explore on a walking tour, even more because of the amount of interesting attractions and things to do in town such as checking out Flagstaff’s Lowell Observatory.

8. Anchorage

The city of Anchorage Alaska is surrounded by some of the most breathtaking scenery and undisturbed natural areas in the world, which makes Anchorage such a magnet for adventure travelers.
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Anchorage’s natural beauty is truly second to none and the best thing is that you can explore things like glaciers, wildlife and active volcanoes without having to venture far out from the city.

9. St Augustine

St Augustine is another beautiful US city that doesn’t get much of the spotlight, although it’s one of those destinations that boasts so much character.
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St Augustine is truly the crown jewel of Florida, not only because it’s the oldest city in the nation but also because of St Augustine's unique vibe and atmosphere.

There are only a handful of cities in the US where you’ll be able to get a feel of the New World days, and St Augustine is one of them! As you walk the streets of Old St Augustine is almost as you stepped back in time.

10. Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City isn't just Utah’s capital but also one of the most popular cities in Utah to base for exploring Utah’s amazing natural surroundings and enjoy plenty of recreational opportunities all year round.
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In fact, Salt Lake City is one of the top 10 places to ski in the US during the cold months; while during the warm months you can enjoy wildlife spotting at the nearby Antelope Island state park; rock climbing on the canyons; and outdoor racing on the famous Bonneville Salt Flats.

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