Top Ten Most Popular U.S. States

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I'm a typical Cali Boy, Born and raised in California and I love it. Wouldn't leave it for the world. I've been to many country's and stats and nothing compared to hot sunny California with the best cities such as San Diego, Los Angeles, and San Francisco all far away from each other making north, central and southern California fun and something to do and not just a state where it's happening in just one town/city, So where ever you are in Cali you'll have fun and a night life. PLUs California is not only a cool laid back place with the nicest laid back people. Never got why they say were mean have they been else where? Or are they jealous. Majority of us are even in really great shape and half the Olympians, stars, and Guinnesses come from here. It's also the state that farms and feeds half of the US with the best states. Every other state wishes they were like Cali or at least moved out here, I mean look at Florida their a wanna be Cali state having the same city names and trying to be known as the surf sunny state but there not and we have a WAY Better weather then them. DID I also mention You can Surf n Snowboard on the same day, name me somewhere else where you can do that. As for Earthquakes there not even that bad like they seem they R. I mean I love them and its a fun experience. If anything its small and we get a big one probably once every 50-100 yrs and there not even that big probably 6.0 max. If I think about it I really did hit the big lotto big time being Born as a Cali Dude, Spec since I know it's everyones dream to come and live here. That is Why I'm Very Thankful and Lucky to be born and living in such a beautiful, wonderful state that can't even be put into worlds with such great pride, air, food, flag, people, state, and more known CALIFORNIA as Or as I like to call it Home of the Waves and the Babes! ;P
The only thing you can't find here is... Wait, there's everything.
I live in the best state in the world there is so much stuff to do besides... Oh never mind they a bunch of movie theaters
I live here! There is everything here from snow to sunshine in a few hours distance! It's amazing. I feel lucky to live here! I wouldn't wanna move ever.
[Newest]I like California. It's a nice state.
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2New York
Forget about downstate NY! It's just a concrete jungle! The rest of the state is amazing! Niagara Falls, Leetchworth State Park, The Adirondack&Catskill Mountains, The Great Lakes, Beaches, Thousands of miles of fruit orchards, hiking, sailing, skiing, ice fishing, snowmobiling, sledding, pond hockey, the fall foliage, thousands of wineries, the finger lakes, Corning glassworks, the Erie Canal, The Buffalo Wing, Bills games, Sabres games, the baseball hall of fame, Fort Niagara, Fort Ticonderoga, Fort Stanwix, Kayaking, Great Hunting&Fishing, Beautiful Lighthouses & a ton more of stuff! I'm a proud New Yorker from upstate and I wouldn't live anywhere else in the world! Just love it!
Think about it the statue of liberty, the world trade center and the beautiful empire state and Chrysler building. Imagine going in those stuff. YOU WOULD BE SO AMAZED!
I live here and its amazing. But I live in Queens so its type of quiet. I always like to go to Manhattan and Brooklyn. I just love the city and was raised here.
I live on queens too. It is really quiet there! But my aunt lives in Manhattan and I see go there every weekend and it is so beautiful and amazing! I love it!
[Newest]New York is boss!
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Florida is a big melting pot; you can find everything her except for snow. I've lived here all my life and we have some of the most sought out attractions in the world, from:

The Keys
South Beach
The Everglades
Lake Okeechobee
The beautiful waters of The Palm Beaches
Daytona Raceway and beaches
It is the las state for earthquake risk, there is no volcanos, no tornados; just a hurricane now and then, so it is one of the best state for natural disaster. There is a good weather all year round, it has the best roads with perfect conditions, it is a peninsula so you have beaches everywhere. It's fun, you have Walt Disney World and the Orlando Magic (NBA) in Orlando, Miami is great with sport teams in NBA, NFL, MLB and NHL; and you have South Beach crossing the bridge and the Keys near south, there is also the Everglades. It is not the most expensive state to live in and there is no state income tax. Miami have great and modern architecture, culture and good food... In my opinio it is the best state to live and to visit.
Actually, there's plenty of tornadoes in Florida, even if it's out of Tornado Alley.


most special everyone has heard about this peninsula! I also can't believe Hawaii isn't on this list! I mean come on! If stupid North Carolina is on here why not the islands of America. h, and WELCOME TO THE EVERGLADES!
[Newest]Florida is the best state
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I love Texas because the people are friendly and not snotty and stuck up like the people in California and new york are and it's not a good thing to be the weed capital of the world A.K.A crime capital of the world and you guys don't have the best weather in the world also you guys are not beautiful you guys all have facelifts lip injections plastic surgery etc... Oh and I been to Hollywood and it's not beautiful its trashy with bums all over the place and who wants to have avocados and potatoes instead of steak, chili, potatoes, and much more and best of all every things bigger in TEXAS and one more thing you're not the golden state you guys don't even have any gold left at least are nickname is true the lone star state because we are bigger enough to be are own country!
Wow.. That is one long sentence. Have you ever even been to NY or Cali? By they way you accuse every single resident of these two states to have "plastic surgery" and how we are not "beautiful" suggests that you haven't. And by the way, it's very hypocritical to assume everyone from these states as "snotty". You're from Texas I assume? Well how would you like it if I told you every person down there is a racist, conservative redneck? It's not only not true but it probably would hurt some feelings. As for weather, we can't really control that, now can we?
Texas is relly awesome you can visit very hot places and places that get below 20 degrees. You can explore so much in houston, austin, and san antonio. It is very enjoyable with fun places like shliter bond, scream world, splash town, and beautiful south padre island.
I've just about been everywhere and done everything. I have love for a lot of states but was never more proud then the day I could call myself a Texan! Diverse economy, quality people, amazing food, beauty and culture. I usually like to keep that to myself though in fear that more people realize it and start moving here. I like the Cali comments by the way. Beaches, celebrities, sexiest people and drugs! That's about right for California mentality. But yes, you are classy!
[Newest]American by birth. Texan by the grace of God.
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As a lifelong resident, Hawaii isn't just a "great vacation spot", it is honestly the most beautiful and best place to live. After visiting many states across the continent, no population of residents ever came close creating the supportive and happy atmosphere felt in Hawaii. As a kid, I, along with everyone I know, was taught to appreciate everything and everyone. Everyone is nice and doesn't mind taking the time to help and listen to a neighbor or stranger. I have met people from the other "nicer" states in the U.S. , and their level of kindness has not even come close to the kindness I have encountered in the islands. Along with being hospitable, the people here are very exotic and beautiful (which is definitely not a bad thing at the beach).

Not only does Hawaii create a great atmosphere, but it is home to the most beautiful scenery and landscapes I have ever come across. Not only do the Ko'oalu and Waimea Canyons have deep valleys that are filled with a variety of lush green trees, but the sky is always blue with the whitest of clouds, the ocean is always a beautiful turquoise color, and the sand is always a golden, sparkling color. The weather is always 70˚-80˚ and there is never usually a bad day to go to the beach.

Many people feel as if Hawaii is "only a place to vacation" and not to actually live. These people are completely wrong. Living in Hawaii has been one of the greatest blessings I could've ever imagined. Growing up with the "HI State of Mind" has not only made me more appreciative of life, but has made me the person I am today.

No offense to California residents, but you guys really don't have the best weather in the United States (seeing that it reaches 40˚-50˚ in SoCal)... we do.
Island paradise right here in the USA
Right here in the USA, separated only by 2,000 miles of ocean. Sure, 'Right here'.
Most relaxing and beautiful place in the world! The mountains, Waikiki it's so awesome!
[Newest]It is very peaceful here and there language flows like water at a beach

There are many beautiful states in the USA, and even though I would not normally vote for my home state ( I currently live in California, another great state to be in), I feel Washington is way underrated. The spectacular scenery, with the water, forests and mountains makes it feel like New Zealand or the Alps or a miniature Alaska(why isn't Alaska on this list? ). The mountains here look bigger and have more glaciers on them than anywhere else in the lower 48, and they are very verdant with spectacular alpine meadows unrivaled anywhere else that I have seen in the mainland US.

Add to that the wonderful seafood, local wine, and the art scene of Seattle and surrounding communities like Port Townsend(not to mention the spectacular backdrop of Mt Rainier and other mountains, and all the water around it that makes it rival San Francisco in scenic beauty). Vancouver B.C. is world famous for its scenery and everything else but Seattle has all that too.

The only thing Washington doesn't have is tropical weather, white sand beaches and water you can swim in without getting cold. But where else in this country can you go skiing in the morning(or alpine hiking in the summer) and then in the afternoon be on a sailboat exploring the many different islands around the Puget Sound? It is also a kayakers paradise with places like the San Juan islands to explore and interact with the marine life.
Closest thing to Alaska you can get if you want to stay in the mainland! Crisp cold weather, forest that go as far as the eye can see, and mountains that touch the sky... Only bad thing about this place is the bears.
Its absolutely BEAUTIFUL here. Great view of tall trees and mountains, no matter where you're standing! (even in the middle of a big city)
[Newest]Seattle is the best city ever. You should move there or somewhere in awesome Washington.
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Colorado is a gem, and one of the most beautiful places in the world. If you like big cities there's Denver which has everything you need. However it is the rest of the state that makes Colorado what it is. There are huge beautiful mountains that are geologically diverse and are covered in lush forests and rivers. Fishing and rafting are incredible, as well as the hiking and climbing. In addition to mountains there are deep canyons, huge sand dunes, big lakes, red rock formations, and deserts. The weather is awesome too, with all four seasons and so much sun during all of them. Colorado truly is a beautiful place and vastly underrated.
Colorado beautifully embodies the magnificance of the US from sea to shining sea... and the splendor in the middle.
Actually the best place ever, we have snow in the winter, bearably warm summers, and hey! Pot is legal here! We have literally the coolest outdoor amphitheater (Red Rocks), world class athletics (That part is a joke), and all of the beautiful scenery you could imagine. Everyone is happy, everyone is healthy, and you just can't beat the skiing.
[Newest]Denver is a terrific city, and driving through the Rockies is very peaceful.
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8North Carolina
When you Live here you can go to the beach on Friday and go hiking and camping in the mountains the next day. We have great people and food. We have some of the top contenders when it comes to education and our school teams are judt outright amazing. We have a beautiful scenery for those who love nature and out right gorgeous towns and cities. We have one of the largest military bases in the country and that can give just about anyone a sense of security that some of these other states can compete with. We battle fields that show are willingness to what we believe in and landmarks that show our states ingenuity and creativity. We are also were Nascar racing truly sprang it's roots. We are a state that holds hard work and dedication to heart. I don't care what others say we are better than any other state.
North Carolina is the best place ever! It has perfect weather and beautiful beaches and mountains! We even created PEPSI AND AIRPLANES! NC is a great place to be!
I live here and I LOVE it! It has everything like beaches and mountains! And the first flight was here! We have the BIGGEST sports rivals probably ever! Duke vs. Carolina!
[Newest]Why don't you support my opinion

You can't beat the gorgeous valley were I was born and raised. Wonderful scenery in general, looks like Ireland with all the rolling green hills. And there's always stuff to do, hit up Busch Gardens or Kings Dominion, or all the malls and stores we have! My heart will always stay in the valley!
Richmond is an excellent arts and music town, a city that's diverse and fun to explore without being too vast or over-crowded. The James river threads scenic wildlife right through the city, providing tons of great spots for hiking, socializing and sunbathing.

Beyond that, the state as a whole really has it all. The ocean, the mountains, the countryside, and the urban centers. And Northern VA, while often derided by the rest of VA for it's suburban sprawl, butts right up to Washington, DC. , and offers some great cities of its own, like Alexandria and Arlington.
Who doesn't fall in love with Virginia? It's so calm and peaceful, with extraordinarily beautiful and breathtaking scenery! Let's all go: COUNTRY ROADS, TAKE ME HOME, TO THE PLACE, I BELONG... WEST VIRGINIA, MOUNTAIN MAMA, TAKE ME HOME, COUNTRY ROADS
[Newest]George Washington is the best president ever.

Pennsylvania is such a great place- it's so relaxing and laid back. We stayed in the country and there was no graffiti except a smiley face. We stayed around the Mennonites and visited Amish- I think that it was kind of a God based society and that was very nice! It was very peaceful and relaxing and everyone was so nice! I would go back again if I could!
I live in Pennsylvania. My grandmother and I always talk about how this state is certainly a gift from God. The mountains are beautiful, the fall foliage is beautiful, and my favorite place in the whole state has to be Dauphin County. This state is full of smiling faces and a beautiful culture that has lasted for centuries.
I have been to every state, and currently reside in California but I voted for pa because how great there food is and how beautiful it is. The only thing I dislike is how hard it is to spell. Now that I've been here I don't want to leave
[Newest]I've lived in PA since I was 1, and it really has great neighborhoods, great cities, and great sports teams.

The Contenders

Massachusetts has the best history in the United States. Some of the best state parks, food, and people. You want peace and quite go to the Berkshires or Connecticut River Valley where lush wooded hills and farms stretch across the region. Central Massachusetts is mostly farms but still very beautiful. Eastern Massachusetts has the History and best Vacation spots in the State.
The Bay State has some of the most beautiful historical places I have ever seen. The National Seashore, located in beautiful and historic Cape Call of Duty is one you will never forget. The Basketball Hall of Fame is located in Springfield, MA. The Dr. Seuss museum is also located in Springfield, MA. BEST STATE IN THE UNION!
Massachusetts is a beautiful state with great parks. My favorite part about it is the national seashore. The weather is great in the summer and the beaches are wonderful. Going boating was the experience of a life time. You have to try it. I live in Ohio so it was fun to visit. I hope you take my advice and check it out. You can't forget about the celtics, bruins and boston red sox's. So many things to do and check out. Also a nice place to get a summer house at. HAVE FUN!

I've been living for about 14 years now, it's such a beautiful city and I can guarantee everyone, you will love it here. From downtown to the beach, to the restaurants, then to the malls.. We have it all for you to enjoy and love!
I have been living here for eleven years now. Chicago is the perfect destination to visit. It has a great beach and people enjoy to go shopping in Navy Pier. The people in the city are very kind with the exception of a few like every other state. The small towns are great too. They have great stores and restaurants. The BEARS!
Illinois is actually the sixth most popular state in the USA. And I think it's a perfect place to live in. I know Cause I lived their for seven years strait...
[Newest]Illinois Is So amazing it should be higher than 11

I love arizona its so beautiful and the weather is just right my dad is from arizona
Amazing mountains and geographical features like the grand canyon meteor crator the painted desert and the petrified forest. There are huge cities rural areas Amusement parks hot or cold areas. This state could fit anyones needs!
Arizona is a great place for hiking, swimming, or camping! I live in Pheonix, AZ it has a cool winter and a hot summer, so there's swimming in summer and hiking in winter! I make visits to Sedona and Tucson where Mt. Lemmon or large rivers are!
[Newest]I live in Phoenix and wouldn't trade it for anything! Arizona is such an iconic state, so many westerns and movies being filmed here, many celebrities born or living here. There are so many amazing sights to see: Grand Canyon, horseshoe bend, meteor crater, the 4 corners, monument valley. Climates very nice.. Almost never any humidity

US airforce museum, Columbus zoo, Football Hall of Fame, Buckeyes, The Browns, Cedar Point, Cavs, Lake Erie, Salt fork, fishing, hunting, football, The Arnold Classic, there is just so much to do in Ohio. No real dangers natural disaster whys. Snow in winter and in summer it is very hot!
VERY hot and humid in the summer but Lake Erie is a great Ohio pastime! Cedar Point, Put-in-Bay, Kelleys Island, Port Clinton, and other Lake Erie attractions are great! Lots of other things to do as well other than the lake, such as caverns, sports, grilling, beach parties, museums, etc.! Lots of big cities too!
cincy but ohio sports we don't have what some others have but we fix that we have beaches parties nice skylines celebrities but can be fun weathers fair
[Newest]Amazing visit! So much to do and it's so much fun!
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It's such a beautiful place to go to! I love all the great places to see and there is tons of stuff for families! Tennessee is the place to go!
I live in Tennessee myself. I was born and raised here, at that. It can be a very friendly, and charming place to visit. I've seen plenty of tourists, and even made a few out of state friends.

We have lots of things to do of course~ Nashaveille is probably the most popular city, but I live around the cumberland gap area. It's very peaceful, I wouldn't want to live anywhere else! ~
I've been to several places on vacations.While I loved them, I'm always glad to get back to Tennessee where you always get at least one or two friendly waves a day from passing cars.
[Newest]I went there for vacation twice. It was just beautiful and so much to do!

Alaska is amazing and I lived there for 4 years and I would move back there to live their for the rest of my life. You are more free there to do whatever kind of stuff that you like to do. You have more fun their both in the summer but especially the winter. The animals there are cooler and better than other states, and there are a bigger variety of animals and wildlife their. You also have the northern lights and really cold winters there which are fun.
I was born and raised in Alaska for 15 years have been in Texas for 9 years and with me hearing there concerns I'm like what it's not like that they think it's cold all the time and dark and we have more open area to explore more animals then they do we have a beautiful ocean and we have more stuff to do during the winter time to have fun and also during the summer they are missing out
Alaska is so amazing and beautiful, there are so many different types of animals there and everyone thinks it is always cold and dark but it is only like that in the winter in the summer it has really nice weather. Plus the people there are really nice.

I think Michigan is one of the most underrated states out there, and it's a shame it gets a bad wrap as being a violent and rough state. Sure we have Detroit, a city which is struggling badly, however if you ever visit Detroit you'll realize it holds an incredible sense of pride. A sense of pride many thriving cities would kill for. But regardless of your opinion on Detroit's current status there's a lot more going in Michigan than Detroit. Michigan is quite unique for handful of reasons, Firstly the lower peninsula is one of, if not the most recognizable states from outer space... It looks like a mitten. Secondly we're just about the only state which is made up of two separate land masses (the Lower Peninsula and the UP (upper peninsula)) separated by the great lakes. I'm always amazed at how many people don't realize Michigan has two parts, and that they are connected by the Mackinac Bridge. The Mackinac Bridge is so underrated it kills me, I mean the thing is 26,000 feet long, it absolutely dwarfs the Golden Gate Bridge which is right under 9000 feet. If you were to stand the Mighty Mac up vertically it would be taller than the highest mountain in the United States (Mount McKinley, Alaska). But that's really not even the Tip of the ice berg when it comes to Michigan. The further north you go in Michigan the more remote things get and the landscapes becomes even more powerful, places like Sleeping Bear Dunes, Silver Lake Dunes, Hiawatha National Park, Pictured Rocks, The Porcupine Mountains, The Huron Mountains, The Keweenaw Peninsula, Isle Royale National Park (one of the most remote and isolated National Parks in America), Mackinac Island, and don't forget the hundreds of miles of the Great Lakes beaches, where you'll find some of the friendliest and coziest beach towns in the midwest. This state has it all, from beautiful beaches, to low mountain forests, large cities and remote towns, and best of all the Great Lakes.
Madonna is from here. So are many other famous celebs like Eminem, Selma Blair, and Charlton Heston. It is a hotbed for the black rights movement, with Malcolm X being from here as well. It has the world's largest fresh water coast line. It is famous for being the home of the US automobile industry. It is also famous for the black music scene. In addition, it is said to be the birth place of techno music. It contains two peninsulas (only state to do such), and has famous tourist attractions like Mackinac island and the Mackinac bridge. It also is home to the very prestigious University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, which is often ranked as the number one public university in the world.
I don't see why people think Michigan is a death trap. Other than a few areas it is an ideal place to live. I have lived there for all 14 years of my life and I love it here. You get to experience all kinds of weather no matter what you like- snow, sun, rain, fog, etc. Although it has been a joke my whole life how it can rain for like 2 minutes and then stop for like 15 days and then come back. It would be like 30 degrees all week but on Wednesday it would be like 65 and then it would go back to 30s. And what we say when that hapenns is- " It's Michigan weather! " laugh out loud I love it here.
[Newest]Michigan is an awesome state! Great weather, and even though we have a couple violent cities, the state is pretty safe.
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I Love Minnesota! Its a great state to live in. You can do pretty much anything. Mall of America is REALLY HUGE!
There's a Nickelodeon themed amusement park, and has a ton of rides. There's also a One Direction Store, American Girl Doll Store and Sea Life. Most people think that Minnesotans talk all funny and stuff, but to be honest I've never heard anyone with a Minnesotan accent in my life. Minnesota can get really HOT in the Summer and really COLD in the winter. This year of 2013 Spring came in March for a week and then left! So we had a really LONG winter, it lasted till the end of April. We have a lot of lakes, in my opinion they're more enjoyable then the ocean. Almost anywhere you go in Minnesota you'll most likely drive around a lake. We have more shoreline then Florida, California, and Hawaii combined. Also, Valley Fair is a great amusement park and the largest one in the Upper Midwest, it's located in Shakopee, Minnesota. You're looking for a place to vacation come to Minnesota! It's a great place to be!
Minnesota is beautiful. If you go driving up north you'll fine thousands of gorgeous lakes. The weather is nice because, despite the cold winters, we have very warm summers, but they aren't unbearably hot like in several southern states. The Twin Cities are a very exciting urban destination, but there are tons of beautiful wildlife areas not far from it. Biking and walking paths are everywhere, and people are really nice. I just love Minnesota.
I am so proud that Minnesota is so high on the list. Ma Home state is being represented! Ok, I can currently think of only two downsides to Minnesota. #1. The winters are cold! But hey! It builds character! :) #2. Our Sports teams are awful. I cannot think of any other bad things though! There is something for everyone. For girls: The Mall of America, this place is ginormous. I'm a guy, but even I like coming here! Its awesome! Plus, there is the biggest indoor amusement park you will ever see. For guys: There are a million places you could go to have fun! If you are outdoorsy there is anything you can imagine. Plus the ladies ain't to bad either ;). For Parents: Minnesota has the 8th best school system in the country so this is where you go to give your kids a good education.
To trash all of the states above it, Cali is a bunch of self-centered idiots (School Ranking: 39) NYC is all that is in New York. Florida is pretty nice for vacations, but would you want to live there? Anyway, come to Minnesota, you won't regret it.
[Newest]I live here it is great! So many exciting things to do here! I love mall of america! It is so big with many things to do there! I like how it is COLD in the winter and warm in the summer! I think a little that Minnesota is unique because of the weather, culture, and landmarks! I love that we have so many lakes it is so cool that we have more than ten thousand of them! We are also connected to one of the biggest lakes in the U.S. A and it is: Lake Superior! And we are the hat in the man in the U.S. A if you look at a map. If you like camping I suggest you coming here! I love Minnesota!

Oregon is awesome I really want to go back and visit with the beautiful beaches and awesome seafood. I would definitely recommend a trip there. I have a sibling and she lives in a apartment that is beautiful but it is expensive, not that I would know but it is perfect for 1 or 2 people. Overall Oregon is great.
I live in Oregon and I love it! There are mountains everywhere (my favorite being Mt Hood. ) The water quality is very good and the air is fresh. The Oregon coast is a very beautiful place to go year round.
Oregon is terrible. There are gorgeous beaches and snow capped mountains. There are green forests and great towns. There are forward-thinking creative people. There is great food and wonderful music. But it's terrible. Don't go there. You don't want to spoil it.
[Newest]Oregon is the best state by far, the Beaches are gorgeous. The mountains are amazing, it's just so pretty.

20New Mexico
Undeservedly sidelined state - plenty of fantastic natural landscapes to go and see, the large city of Albuquerque and smaller, cultural cities like Santa Fe, great history involving Spanish, Mexican and native influence on the land, a vibrant array of local foods, and the West epitomised through Western movies (and their historical basis), Route 66 and the development of the atomic bomb in more recent times.

One of the most culturally diverse states due to its Hispanic and indigenous influence, and benefiting from snowy mountains, arid desert and pine forests, without the oppressive heat of Arizona or the freezing winters further north. More down-to-earth people than the city dwellers of California, but not as backward as the stereotypical Southerner.

New Mexico definitely has something for everyone - it is the Land of Entrapment!
This state is awesome! WHY IS New Mexico'S POPULATION 2,000,000! IT SHOULD BE AT LEAST BE 5,000,000 OR 6,000,000! Albuquerque is AWESOME! There are lots of cool stores and restaurants and toy stores and a nice balloon fiesta and a tramway that goes up to the mountain. You will LOVE New Mexico I guarantee! There are grasslands here!
I love this state. Think about the tramway and balloon fiesta in Albuquerque, it's FUN


[Newest]I love New Mexico!

21New Jersey
Many shows and films take place here. It borders NYC and Philly, and has beautiful beaches and boardwalks. Atlantic City, Hoboken, and Jersey City. A lot of famous people are from here, A LOT. Princeton is here. Thomas Edison invented the light bulb and other stuff here, and Albert Einstein lived here and taught at Princeton. I'm amazed it's ranked so low.
Number 17? That's insulting. George Washington is rolling over in his grave. He crossed the Delaware river into New Jersey to win one of his finest battles, Walt Whitman final resting place is in Camden, world wide landmarks like RCA and Campbell soup, New Jersey birthed the finest military leaders this country ever known in storming Norman and bulls Halsey. Grant it where abrasive, but that's what makes us special. That's why we should be much, much higher...
New Jersey is the best and most popular state in the entire world ever. It bleeping rocks. It has green fields, clear blue water, and lots of amazing animals. You will fall in love.
[Newest]New Jersey Is very popular😮😮😮😮you just got told

Maryland is an awesome place to live and visit! I definitely recommend coming here at least once during your life!
Maryland is awesome we get snow but awesome summers at ocean city also in the winter we have 3 skiing resorts
I think it Should be Maryland. Maryland is awesome
[Newest]It is the coolest state it has great schools and rich in resources

Georgia NEVER receives the credit they deserve! We are home to Coca-Cola (America's if not the world's favorite drink), Delta (Atlanta's airport isn't the busiest for no reason. What cracks me up even more is how people want to say Florida is so much better, yet everyone forgets that they won't be going to the beach nor all the "great attractions" every day unless they have won the lottery or can afford to do those things all the time. Perfect for vacation, but living? Not so much not to mention their messed up laws (Zimmerman and Casey Anthony ring a bell? ). Also, not only do we have beaches (even though they might not be as great as Florida's or Cali's, but a beach is a beach right? And the Carnegies, Rockefellers, and Vanderbilt's also thought our beaches were pretty special), we also have Atlanta (what many consider as the Capital of the South and the Hollywood of the South! ), and we have some of the most beautiful mountains (Appalachian Mountains! ). Oh yeah and we also have a "Little Grand Canyon" called Providence Canyon State Park. Although we are not California we are more like the state of California than Florida when you think about it and don't let Hollywood fool you. If Florida was really so great half the state wouldn't be moving to Georgia!
Georgia has anything one could want. The ocean, big cities, tall, beautiful mountains & flat country land. Not to mention southern hospitality from the natives. Georgia should definitely be in the top 10 & I was very surprised to see that it wasn't. With a growing population, becoming the 9th most populous state, I think there's millions that would agree with me.
georgia is a mix of the south and the city! its awesome. GO Atlanta!
[Newest]It's the most beautiful state no one believes

Think about all the replicas in Las Vegas. There's the Statue of liberty, the Sphinx, a castle, a pyramid (Witch is behind the Sphinx.), and my favorite, the Eiffel tower! I went to this one with my family. YOU WILL BE SO AMAZED!
Las Vegas is awesome
Tourist place! Casinos and amazing views of the buildings!
[Newest]Two words: Las Vegas.

Louisiana OWNS this title.

1. We've got the amazingly delicious food: Gumbo, Po boys, Jambalaya, Crawfish Ettoufee, etc.
2. We've got all the outrageously fun festivals, especially Mardi Gras!
3. Our state is the birthplace of Jazz music!
4. We've got brilliant multicultural heritage and culture!
5. New Orleans is America's most unique city.
6. We've got beautiful wildlife and nature. And might I add, some of the nation's best swamps :)
7. Whenever we're hit by a tropical storm or hurricane, WE ALWAYS PULL THROUGH!
Just visited New Orleans and it's hard to express how impressed it made me! Special and very unique like no other! Especially the nightlife and the friendliness of the locals, food and mint juleps! It's so amazing to be there, feels very safe, to! Also visited some of the plantations- great piece of history there, beautiful nature, very interesting. I am foreign and have no intention to lie - I'm in love with Louisiana!
Its hot, its cold. Its hot. Did I tell you it will be cold AGAIn? HA HA Louisiana is a GREAT place to live! Not much, but we're a family. It just feels like we know each other. Its a good place to go if you want some alone time with the family. Plenty of outdoors! Just watch out for mosquitoes and bring the spray!
[Newest]Its fun here and people love our accents and our food to be honest I think it should be in the top 10

I was born and raised in Baldwin County and proud of it. Beautiful place. I live in Magnolia Springs, one of the only places in the world where you can get mail delivered by boat. It has an interesting background. I love to go fishing in the rivers by my self sometimes. No cars, no noise, just the sounds of nature. And one of the most important facts about my state, BEST SWEET CORN EVER! And I don't mean that canned up stuff shipped off somewhere, I mean freshly picked, corn on the cob. I'm an Alabama country girl and have no shame in it!
A state with incredibly beautiful coast line and mountains, mild winters, richly varied cities, and most of all, a deep and compelling history and story, sometimes very dark, but other times truly uplifting.
I live in Alabama and I'm happy I live here it's a mix of California and NYC because there are parts that are relaxing and good for spa days like Cali and there is plenty of places to go like NYC Alabama is best:)!
[Newest]Alabama is very great! Plenty of nature and lots of historical events. I live in Baldwin county and here its perfect for me.

Kentucky is one of the most pleasing states I have ever visited. It has beautiful landforms and a lot of interesting places to visit like the KFC center, mammoth cave, etc. If you live in a different state I recommend visiting Kentucky. I originally was born in California which by the way is 1 right now on this list but I visited Kentucky in the summer of 2012 and I just fell in love with the state so I choose to move to Kentucky and now it is 2014 and I never doubt my decision
No one realizes what a beautiful place Kentucky is. It's a beautiful place! It's wonderful! I hate to see Kentucky the 43th state. I wish someone could promote it up a level. At lest 1 level up (to 42th place).
While I was born and raised in Kentucky, and may be a bit biased, I have to say that it's the most comfortable, wonderful state I've ever lived in (and I've lived in a few). There is so much culture and personality to it, especially in its central area, and so many people underrate it!
[Newest]Love this state, lovely people, beautiful land.

We have almost everything. Everything is so beautiful. There's a lot of fun too! In the winter you can have a lot of fun. In the summer it's a party. We have lovely lakes, such as Lake Michigan. The beach is very clean and very relaxing. Everything is fun!
Wisconsin is very family orientated, friendly, lots of entertainment and things to do. Summer months there are lots to do and the winter months lots of winter activities to do as well.
We have been in a lot of movies. Its very beautiful, and has a varity of seasons. None who has been here should seriously think of comming. We have a lot of great atractions like Noah's Ark, and the six flags.
[Newest]Wisconsin is the best because you can lay out in the sun in the summer and snow board in the winter and it's so beautiful every year it is my favorite state in America

Missouri is very fun! There are many places like the loop, which has all of these cool shops and restaurants and the zoo, science center, botanical garden, butterfly house, many malls, arch, and the busch stadium, home of the best baseball team, the cardinals, honestly I never have seen it quiet and I live in the where everything is exciting and like I said, fun
Missouri is amazing! Very peaceful, and a great place to live! You can see the arch, the Mississippi River, and the Missouri places along with many other places to visit!
Missouri is awesome! There is the St. Louis arch, amazing resturaunts everywhere! Why is Missouri down here? Vote and get it to the top!
[Newest]Missouri is an awesome place! It has some of the coolest places. Even though it's not the most popular state, it's still one of a kind.

We have like 20 of the best ski resorts in the world
Park city
Deer valley
Snow bird
Snow basin
We have the best snow in the world! One of the best soccer teams. Arches national park. The great salt lake. Zion. The salt flats and way more
The people are good out here, over all it has everything within driving. Snow, rivers, lakes, hunting, and lots of work. I have been here for 2 years and now am running my own business, it is hard work but it is working. Salt lake city has many things to see, and every around is unbelievable, come see and know for your self, this place is great.
I love Utah! I have been living here for 12 years. Utah is so beautiful and really has the greatest snow on earth! There is no place like Utah!
[Newest]Utah, is the place to be! You have snow skiing! Best place to be!

Kansas is probibly the nicest place I have ever been. The people in Kansas are so nice and thoughful. I love it here so much, I don't know if I ever what to leave this place. Come and you will now how great it is here. The climate here is the best, hot in the summer and cold in the winter. I am never going to leave!
The wonderful land of oz!
At least better than nebraska
[Newest]I live in Kansas and it's the best damn state

32North Dakota
Lots Of places to visit like Whitestone battlefield State Park, Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site, Rainbow Valley Church, Dakota Zoo, Old Settlers Monuments
It's Awesome here! There are a lot of places to go like Whitestone BattleField State Park! Also there is a lot of Farms. You can Rank this place Number 1 for farming! And don't forget to visit the State Capital Bismark! When you go there please anjoy!
All there is is dirt
[Newest]It's beautiful with wide open plains, rivers and lakes and sunny skies!


33South Dakota
Very underrated! Yes the winter is cold, but the other 3 seasons are pretty nice. In the east you have Sioux Falls, a modern and growing city, only about 4 hours from Minneapolis. Out west you have the Black Hills, Mount Rushmore, the Badlands, etc. The Black Hills are one of the lesser known, yet stunningly beautiful mountain ranges anywhere. Check out the Needles, Custer State Park, and Sylvan Lake, then tell me I'm wrong. Add to that friendly people, and no income tax, and you have a great place to live or visit.
I hate how, about 1/2 of the population in the U.S. doesn't even know where we are, I've lived here my whole life (16 years) and I know our state has several things in it to see...


I love South Dakota! My home state!
[Newest]A great place to live

34New Hampshire
Best state to do anything from swimming to hiking even some city stuff. It is really tucked away, but is a little more densely populated than Maine. We are nicer than we get credit for.
One of the best places to go hiking skiing tubing and mountain climbing also has mount Washington
Great location... Close to the mountains for skiing, beaches for swimming, and great places like Boston, Cape Call of Duty, and so many others. Give NH a try... You will not regret it!
[Newest]It's an awesome place to visit!

Love Maine! Other person, you were probably educated in America because your so dumb, but Maine is not the northernmost state in America besides Alaska. Washington, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin are all a lot higher.
Beautiful beaches breathtaking landscapes its an adventurers paradise indeed! Been to each and every state in the usa twice or more and I think its safe to say that Maine IS THE BEST OF THEM ALL
People travel from all over the WORLD to get Maine lobster, its the best in the world and a beautiful state.
[Newest];love it here! Born and raised!

I used to live their its beautiful I love it it has beautiful trees and mountains. Beaver lake is the best lake in the WORLD. It's got so many caves and things to do eureka springs has a bunch of cool buildings and things to do. Rogers Arkansas, Bella vista, Bentonville, pea ridge and Fayetteville those places in Arkansas are the best.
I love vacations in Arkansas. It is so beautiful and relaxing.
I live in Arkansas... IT'S BEAUTIFUL! There a so many beautiful sights to see! There are also this place where you can see mounds made in because! My fave part is truthfully... So many restruants! ( sorry I'mma bad speller) there are so many! Not to mention that there are many friendly people here! I'd take this place for California anytime!
[Newest]It's a beautiful state full of natural resources

37Rhode Island
I'm British, but have cousin who reside in Rhode Island so have visited a lot. It's a great state, great people who are a pleasure to talk to, lovely beaches, tons of rich American history, and Providence and Newport are charming cities with a great vibe. The weather can be a pain in the arse sometimes, but overall, for such a small state it has a lot to offer. I'll be here all day if I had to say all things I love about the state.
Rhode Island not just a place with beaches THE place with beaches!
Rhode Island is the Smallest place on USA(Not too sure)
[Newest]Rhode is good because it was based on a Percy Jackson movies and books😝😝

Hate the fact that everyone hates this place and say it has nothing... there are TONS of things to do but maybe not as much as california
I love this state. Its good but not as good as California I still like it of all its cool animals and shows I wish the other states had animals because. Animals are hard work for shows and stuff but I liked doing animals for my teenage years. Now I live in Nevada I always liked Nebraska. I miss
It now:(. All my siblings live there they send pictures of it it is cool. So vote for Nebraska. Please! :):):):):):):):):):
Nebraska has beautiful snow in the winter time and old dirt roads in the summer, with wide open space you ride your go-cart or just cruise around the streets and stop by at a bar.
[Newest]You get to see chimney rock and. Nebraska gets everything they have snow and heat, but if you live in Hawaii or some other place like that you would not get snow.

39West Virginia
It is awesome. Harpers Ferry Is really informative, and the people here are really kind. It is all nature, and it's the best for hitchhiking, hunting, fishing, and camping. It should be top 10.
I live in West Virginia it it is so cool some times it's really cold and some times it's really hot it's all woods its full of nice people it should be number one
Snow shoe is great, winter place is great, hiking, biking, white water rafting. Best outdoors adventures of any state

I've lived here all my live and am planning my escape. The people are friendly but you can't get anywhere without a car and if you desire an active lifestyle forget it! The weather is extreme and the humidity is miserable as well as the allergens ( we are always in the top 10 for worst allergies) I'm surprised we made 34!
Oklahoma is my favorite state in the whole world. It is a really fun state. There is a lot of stuff to do.
I love the Indian State. there is a lot to do here, and the people are great.
[Newest]Its hot... and it sucks

I've been living in CT for almost all of my life, and I must admit, it is absolutely wonderful. We have so much interesting history seeing as though it was one of the 13 original colonies. Also, depending on where you live, you can get a wonderful education, I mean Yale is located in CT, so that must count for something. We experience all 4 seasons, which is nice instead of always hot or always cold. I never see the people from Connecticut fit the stereotype that is always placed, that we're all rich and snooty and have a heavy accent. We may have a slight accent, but nothing major like a Brooklyn or Boston accent. What is also nice is we're right by the water, so it's not that difficult to visit the ocean every once in a while.
I love that description of Connecticut! It fits perfectly! I am proud to have lived here my entire life and I never want to move! So many people complain about this state but not realizing how beautiful and well educated it is!
The history is very interesting but the taxes are pushing the limit. If you're thinking about moving here, Don't. I've lived in this hole for all my life and can't seem to get away from it. Don't give me hate, Just my opinion. But I've lived here for a really long time.
[Newest]Of course the state I live in is towards the bottom of the list. Why did I even bother clicking on this?

Everyone goes to the beach! So come on!
Bethany Beach in Delaware is where I go for va cay!
Delaware is the first state! Some recognition please! 😠
Delaware is the least populated state in the US.

Four distinct and gorgeous seasons, laid back attitude, fantastic maple syrup, quaint, rustic, a small population spread out among cute historic towns and villages, CLEAN, and one of the most oce-friendly and aware spots in the country. The people are generally very excepting of everyone, and the state is a wonderful place to raise kids and have a family. Crime is quite low compared to other states, the school systems are top ranked and VT is consistenly ranked smartest state in the country. The environment is fantastic! I am a huge fan of Vermont!
Vermont is a very historic state. It should at least be in the top ten.
4 beautiful seasons! Real MAPLE SYRUP... Foliage!
[Newest]The most beautiful state in the U. S I love it there


Born and raised here in Indiana! Yea we got a lot of corn but Indianapolis is awesome! So much to do there like Children's museum, the Indianapolis Zoo, Lucas Oil Stadium, Pacers, and much more! And don't forget that Michael Jackson's from here! Go Indiana!
Love Indiana. Our downtown in Indianapolis is amazing. And we know how to host a WONDERFUL superbowl unlike some other cities in the United States. Come visit Indiana. You will love it.
Indiana is so wonderful because we have amazing sights and we have an awesome beach that's on lake Michigan. Indiana has the best colleges and IU has a really beautiful campus!
[Newest]The best state ever! ; but it does need more hillbillies.

First woman to become a lawyer in 1869, Farms(one average farms are the size of 300 football fields), Has 6th lowest unemployment rate in the nation, Des Moines is the richest metro in the country, the computer was invented in Iowa, one more thing: the school system is to die for. Definitely not a tourist's land but you'll find plenty of culture, hard working and educated people for a change.
Iowa is the awesome state. It has a lot of history about it's land. Iowa is part of the Tornado Alley which means that we have lots of tornadoes but to us we are safe. In the winter we have lots of snow and in the summer it's hot. Get out and explore Iowa!
Iowa is an amazing state! People think Iowans are all farmers and hill billy's. But, were not. The school system is amazing, there's so many nice people, Des Moines is an awesome city, the Iowa state fair which is kinda like THE state fair and the rollmodel fair for all the other state fairs, and not to mention, college game day a on ESPN was at Iowa STATE UNIVERSITY in AMES, Iowa. And we won, in front of the country! Iowa maybe a small state but, we have some amazing qualities!
[Newest]I love Iowa and the band Slipknot's home. Maggot 4 life for Slipknot and Iowa (sic)!

46South Carolina
Perfect weather and beaches. Growing metros and one of the top 3 states in the country for international investments for a growing job market. Charleston was voted most attractive residents in the country.
Same as NC but small population. Get out and explore the country, beaches, mountains.. Watch some Carolina Football (NCAA), also is a military community. This it THE REAL SOUTH, hint South Carolina
I have so much experience there. I go to myrtle beach every summer. Florida's biggest contender.
[Newest]It sucks here Alaska and Washington are both way better

We love Idaho. Open country! Millions of things to do. Beautiful lakes and rivers. If you want the true out door experience get here ASAP.
Idaho is hands down the most beautiful state. Plus we don't have any of the stupid regulations involving the outdoors like some other states back east have. We have everything from massive peaks that look like the Swiss alps, to vast open deserts. And both those things are within an hour of each other. If you want a true outdoor experience come to Idaho
Best state by far! Forget about California, New York, and Texas. They are overpopulated, overpriced, and overrated. Idaho is open, beautiful, relaxing, and tons of fun!

It should at least be in top 5
It is the most beautiful state ever.
Montana is a great place. Its beautiful
[Newest]Montana is the most beautiful state that I have been. Rolling mountains big blue skies it's truly Gods country.

Great quality of life. Absolutely beautiful mountains and the nicest people. Yellowstone and Grand Teton National parks have some of the most beautiful mountains, water falls and lakes in the world. Devils Tower National Monument is stunning. Long winters, but wonderful in the spring, summer and fall.
Better quality of life, beautiful scenery, nice weather, not too expensive, just a little piece of heaven!
Should be Number 1. I've been to almost every state and Wyoming was by far the most beautiful.
[Newest]This place sucks. I see why it's on the merge of being number fifty.

Mississippi is the hospitality state. Awesome weather. Nice outdoors. The state has awesome eateries. The economy is good and offer good opportunities. It is not the bottom, it should be much higher.
Mississippi fries the best catfish
Why do people criticize Mississippi and why do they get + for that like come on give Mississippi a brake! Mississippi is really beautiful state
[Newest]Its like hell here

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