Best Cities In the United States to Visit

The Top Ten

1 New York City New York City The City of New York, often called New York City or simply New York, is the most populous city in the United States.

I live on Long Island, so I'm super close to NYC. I go to the city at least once a year and it never gets old, there's always something new to experience there.

I love visiting Midtown. There's Times Square, Macy's, Radio City, Rockefeller Center, and 5th Ave. Best part of Manhattan!

Yes, It is a good place to visit, I would want to visit there so badly!

The best city on earth!

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2 Seattle Seattle Seattle is a seaport city on the west coast of the United States. It is the seat of King County, Washington.

San Fran sucks, I've been there. I don't know what its like to just visit but its awesome living and being here. Best place in the world (New York might be better for visiting, but I haven't been, un like San Fran)

San Francisco sucks, its way too overrated. Seattle is better. Come visit Seattle! It has friendlier people and prettier scenery. - Jackthetoptenguy5

The only bad thing about this city is the rain - Mono

3 San Diego San Diego

Wow this place should be at least in the top 4! It's so fun here! There is sea world a beautiful amusement park to visit! There is also great attractions there like balboa park.

What BS. San Diego is dull, boring, second rate, has a lot of ah...les, third rate companies and fourth rate people. I've run into the wierdo backwards scummy leftist Nazi radical feminist types with worse dangerous flipped homos who most seemed to agree with. Only beaches even more boring than the city. Say what you will about LA but at least LA is worth going to and is the only place nearby to run to if you are so unlucky to live in San Diego.

It is never too hot and never too cold there. - EpicJake

Why are people saying San Diego is boring? they have Lego Land, Sea World, pretty good beaches, good weather, balboa park, nice hotels, its cleaner than LA and less Ghettos here

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4 Los Angeles Los Angeles

Many people say its to cold there blah. I live in South Dakota, it's cold.
I want to go there!

Dreamy waves & stars & millionaires & weather & ships, but, avoid rush hour unless on a motorbike!

WHAT all the way down here

You can drive to Vegas!

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5 Washington, D.C.

Every American should visit the capitol. - Bturlik

I live here, it's pretty cool. - ninjadude

6 San Francisco San Francisco San Francisco, officially the City and County of San Francisco, is the cultural, commercial, and financial center of Northern California.

Nothing here except an prison island (where have I seen that before? )(The French Rivera) homeless people, a bridge and bread. - SoldierOfFortune

The sour dough is delightful and tastes better than any other location. - mgenet

Its beautiful, the golden gate, alcatraz, and so on

7 Denver Denver

Museums, Culture, Food, River, Lux, Skiing, Eliches, Water World, Sports. so much to do

If you consider this for vacation, beware I70 traffic...

Sincerely, A devoted skier and resident

8 Las Vegas Las Vegas Las Vegas, officially the City of Las Vegas and often known simply as Vegas, is the 28th-most populated city in the United States, the most populated city in the state of Nevada, and the county seat of Clark County.

For the win! This place is awesome... It deserves to at least be in the Top 3!

Why is this so low?. Should be higher.

It's awesome! The gondola rides at the venetian, the bellagio fountains, NY-NY rollercoaster, it should be in places 3-5

Vegas is so awesome! The Mirage volcano, the Bellagio fountains, buffets everywhere, the Forum Shops, all the hotels...they’re so cool!

9 Philadelphia Philadelphia Philadelphia is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the sixth-most populous city in the United States, with an estimated population of 1,567,872 and more than 6 million in the seventh-largest metropolitan statistical area, as of 2016. Philadelphia is the economic and cultural anchor more.

The City of Brotherly Love has a great history, but also a GREAT place food and fun. It should at least be in the Top 12.

Even though the Eagles have still never won a Super Bowl, I think this is a perfect city to visit. - daltonhigbee

Voted the most underrated city in America!
Try it out, it's actually quite nice.
This is America's HISTORY we're talking about.

@daltonhigbee-The Eagles just won the Super Bowl this year.

10 Chicago Chicago Chicago, officially the City of Chicago, is the third-most populous city in the United States. With over 2.7 million residents, it is also the most populous city in both the state of Illinois and the Midwestern United States. Chicago is considered one of the most important business centers in the world. more.

Beautiful city with lots of parks and shops

The best city in America

The Contenders

11 New Orleans

New Orleans is an amazing place to visit! The food is great, and the architecture is beautiful!

Definitely unique and great food and entertainment - SOX3005

Tourist don't go to new Orleans.So many people THINKS it's safe, but it's not.I live by new Orleans and every single day their is a murdered or a tornado or flood or something bad. - Spiritualsavedboy

12 Boston Boston


13 Atlanta
14 Miami

Yeah, Miami's paradise. It's got thousands of gangs, rampant crime, millions of drug dealers and pawn shops, slums galore, graffiti everywhere, and air pollution. Don't forget the flying cockroaches.

Beaches hotels palm trees resorts beautiful sky's weather is good always sunny volleyball sports tropical best city ever

15 Phoenix Phoenix

Hot there, I'm from Canada and if I come to Phoenix I will burn like a bacon.

16 San Antonio

The riverwalk is amazing

17 Memphis
18 Austin

With nice people, a wonderful area for live music, and a ton of bars and restaurants make this place a very pleasant place to visit.

Easily the best place to have a great time. With the most Live Music venues per capita than any other city, it's no wonder why

19 Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids is the best city EVER!

20 Park City, UT

With plenty of things to do all year (hiking in the summer, skiing in the winter), as well as being close to many other attractions, such as lakes and multiple other ski resorts, this small town in Utah is perfect to be high on this list. It also has many tourist attractions and stores.

21 Houston
22 Detroit Detroit

More people are visiting! I'm so happy.

Who would visit Detroit - noahkirch

23 Traverse City

My brother and I visited Traverse City during their cherry festival. We had fun but I remember they were mad at Don Henley because he apparently had to cancel an appearance there. We were looking forward to seeing Henley, but we enjoyed it anyway and it is very scenic there.

24 Orlando

There are a LOT of theme parks there. Disney, Universal and Sea World, you should come here.

Already went there and I will most likely visit it again

25 Portland Portland Portland is the largest city in the U.S. state of Oregon and the seat of Multnomah County. It is a major port in the Willamette Valley region of the Pacific Northwest, at the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia Rivers.

Portland, Maine or Portland, Oregon? - EpicJake

26 Milwaukee, WI

Why is this low? It should be higher.-LitSavage

27 Buffalo, NY Buffalo, NY

We have better food than all of you

28 Jackson Hole
29 Lansing
30 Ann Arbor
31 Marquette, MI
32 Blairsville, GA

Best city in the world!

33 Pittsburgh

Great city nice people good food etc.

34 Morgantown, WV

Whats so important

35 Grand Marais

I already see some Great Lakes cities on this list, but Grand Marais is an unbelievably relaxed atmosphere. Honestly, even when it's crowded there, you don't care because it is so beautiful right on Lake Superior. Highway 61 (meaning Dylan's Highway 61) runs right through Grand Marais. It is a town of only 14-hundred, but you'll never find a more congenial host. The restaurants are fantastic, and the town is full of interesting gift shops and novelty stores. The atmosphere is rustic but not in a backwoods kind of way. It's got to be the most mellow town in America. I don't think you could have a bad time there if you tried.

36 Charleston
37 Myrtle Beach SC

There is a lot of seafood, endless swaths of beaches, piers here and there, the largest waterpark in South Carolina, golf courses...

38 Doswell VA

Kings Dominion, a Cedar Fair Park. Near DC and Richmond

39 Charlottesville
40 Baltimore

Best city to live!
No ghettos and there are never crimes.

41 Columbus, OH
42 Mammoth Lakes
43 Long Beach Long Beach
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43 listings
5 years, 364 days old

Top Remixes

1. Seattle
2. New York City
3. Los Angeles
1. San Francisco
2. Washington, D.C.
3. Houston
1. New York City
2. San Diego
3. Seattle


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