The United States has a lot of great and beautiful cities. These cities are famous for many things, including their natural beauty, architecture, world-famous restaurants, skyscrapers, beaches, museums, and more.
Some cities, like New Orleans, have amazing architecture and also celebrate culture and music every day. Other cities have history, fun things to do, and a lot more to see. So, what makes a city beautiful? First, the size of the green space.
Then, the number of parks and old buildings. Next, the number of colorful, lively markets. Finally, the cleanliness of the streets and air. Check out our list of the 10 most beautiful cities in the US as of 2022 if you want to plan your next trip there.
10. Los Angeles
Los Angeles is a place that everyone wants to visit because of its sun, sand, and movies, in which the city is often the main character. Start on the rooftop of the Hotel Erwin in Venice for a wide view of the whole city.
Then, cross L.A. County to see everything from the ocean to the mountains. Expect the famous traffic to slow you down if you want to go surfing in Malibu. Stop at the Getty Museum and then walk in the footsteps of stars at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood.
Spend all your money shopping on Rodeo Drive, then head south to Anaheim to drive the Millenium Falcon in the Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge world at Disneyland.
Even though museums and honky-tonks might not seem like they belong together, they do in Nashville. Head straight to Broadway if you want to drink and dance. Legend's Corner, Nudie's, and Tootsie's have been serving country, blues, and whiskey for a long time.
If you have the stamina, you can start early (10 am) and go late (3 am) into the night in Music City. Start with the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and then go to the Patsy Cline and Johnny Cash museums, which are all right downtown and great.
See the historic RCA Studio B, where Elvis made a lot of records, and drive out to the Bluebird Cafe and the Grand Ole Opry. Don't forget that this is a party town, so feel free to come with a group, rent a barcycle (which is exactly what it sounds like), and sing your way through the best Nashville bars.
8. Salt Lake City
No matter where you are in Salt Lake City, you can always see the snow-covered Rocky Mountains. They stand tall over the city, which is so clean it looks like a painting. Even though Salt Lake is known for its Mormon history, there is more to it than meets the eye.
There are many different kinds of restaurants, from the popular Log Haven, which serves fine food, to a wide range of ethnic and international restaurants. Even though alcohol isn't as easy to find here as it is in other cities, it's a lot easier to find than you think.
For example, you can find it at the White Horse and Bourbon House downtown. Don't forget to get out into nature while you're there. The Great Salt Lake is a good place to start, where you can hike, swim, and have a picnic.
Chicago is known around the world for many great things, including buildings by Frank Lloyd Wright, deep-dish pizza, and the Cubs. It's a big, friendly city with a whole street, Rush Street, where people go to drink and dance.
You can party there until 4 a.m., but save some energy for Chicago's many festivals, like Taste of Chicago in July, Pitchfork Music Fest in September, and Lollapalooza, the biggest of them all.
This very cold city stays inside during the winter unless the Bears are playing football. When that happens, shirtless Bears fans will go to Soldier Field to cheer on their team.
6. New Orleans
After 300 years, New Orleans is going through a renaissance, except for the streets, which are the worst you've ever seen in a big city. People here love to dress up and party, so put on a wig and mask and head to the French Quarter and the Marigny for great food at the best New Orleans restaurants.
Pick up a to-go cup of craft cocktails from one of the best bars in the city and enjoy the live music that New Orleans is known for. Then go deeper by going to the Bywater neighborhood.
Which has amazing murals on every block and an enticing mix of art and funk, and stop at Bacchanal Wine for a bite, a drink, and a song (or two). One thing to keep in mind while you're here is to keep an eye on the iconic buildings that make this one-of-a-kind, music-loving city what it is.
5. Savannah, Georgia
Savannah is known for its riverfront, its parks, and the Spanish moss that hangs from the oak trees. The Savannah College of Art and Design, which is one of the best art schools in the US, is also in Savannah. When horse-drawn carriages drive down the streets, you'll feel like you've gone back in time to the 1700s.
4. Telluride, Colorado
Telluride used to be a mining town, and the Rocky Mountains of Colorado were all around it. One can see brick buildings from the 1800s mining boom all over the city. The places you can't miss are the Sheridan Opera House and the Old Town Jail. People come here to enjoy the beautiful view of the mountains and to go hiking in the summer.
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3. Honolulu, Hawaii
If you want to visit a place with palm trees and white sand, Honolulu is the place to go. From the Gothic cathedral to the Art Deco Aloha Tower, the city's beauty comes from its mix of different architectural styles.
You have to hurry to the Diamond Head volcanic crater to see the whole city from every angle. Honolulu is the name of a safe harbor that became known around the world after Japan attacked Pearl Harbor.
Which is close by, in 1941. Honolulu is one of the most popular vacation spots for people who want to enjoy the tropical weather, beautiful scenery, and long beaches.
Seattle is known for its coffee culture and is the second most beautiful city in the US. Seattle is home to many international companies, like Amazon, Alaska Airlines, etc.
Seattle is where the famous rock musician Jimi Hendrix was born. It is also where some of the best rock bands ever, like Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, etc., got their start.
Archaeological digs have shown that Native Americans have lived in the Seattle area for at least 4,000 years. In the Pioneer Square Historic District, you can see both new urban designs like the Space Needle and Victorian-era buildings.
1. San Francisco
San Francisco is a beautiful city built on big hills and surrounded by water. It has its own way of doing things. Newcomers are always surprised by how cold it is here, so pack a heavy sweater any time of year and wear it while riding a cable car, taking a day trip to Alcatraz Island, walking across the Golden Gate Bridge, or laughing at the fat sea lions at Fisherman's Wharf.