Top Ten Most Popular U.S. States

The Top Ten

1 California California is a state in the Southwestern United States. With 39.6 million residents across a total area of about 163,696 square miles (423,970 square kilometers), California is the most populous U.S. state and the third-largest by area. The state capital is Sacramento, and the largest city is Los Angeles. ...read more.

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 ...more

Well your kinda right Florida has a city named Hollywood but still I disagree with you

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.

California is the best state. It has a lot of diversity and is not full of racists like Texas, oh wait all southern states are full of racists. We have the media capital of america, the hottest chicks, the best beaches, the most food, the healthiest people, the sixth largest economy in the world, and it is a liberal's paradise. Not all of us smoke weed and surf, but it is still a hell of a good place to live. Texas sucks. You don't mess with Texas because its not nice to mess with retarded people. And Florida is a knockoff I'm not jealous that they have Disney world of the largest Universal studios, we have the originals and actually make the movies out here. Florida has the most shark attacks in the world good luck surfing there. Sharks are common in Cali's waters bu attacks are rare. Not every place in Cali is sunny and hot we have exceptional places to ski and snowboard. I live in the Kern valley and kayaking is fantastic here, it is an unbelievably geographically divers state, and ...more

2 Florida Florida is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States. Florida is the southeasternmost U.S. state, with the Atlantic on one side and the Gulf of Mexico on the other.

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. - ethanmeinster

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
Universal
Disney
Daytona Raceway and beaches

Sure it has it flaws, like every state, but it's an amazing place to live. I'm a Floridian, and it has some of the nicest people there. They are funny, kind, and friendly! We have many resorts, beaches, hotels, and fun places to go! It's kid friendly, there are a lot of police there for our safety, and it's not the most dangerous place. It has tornadoes and hurricanes sometimes, but we're always prepared! Where I live, Tampa Bay, it almost never has gotten natural disasters. It's had tropical storms, though. I'm only a teenager when writing this, and a young one at that, so I'd take my word for it. The people there are cool and free! It's probably the best state when it comes to relaxing. It's a retirement state, so it's very peaceful. We have great architecture, cultures, and food. If you're religious, there are many churches and places to visit. There are even some really big grave sites you can visit. In my opinion, it is the best state in the United States of America to live in or ...more

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!

3 New York New York is a state located in the Mid-Atlantic Region. New York was one of the original thirteen colonies that formed the United States. With an estimated 19.54 million residents in 2018, it is the fourth most populous state. In order to distinguish the state from the city with the same name, it is ...read more.

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!

I love new york so much even when I just visit there It's awesome,great,Excellent, And Has The most famous buildings (well not all are) And It's a great place to visit And the upstate new york awesome as well Niagara falls is nice and has cool ski resorts.

4 Texas Texas is a state in the Southern USA. It is the second largest by area and population. Its largest city is Houston.

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 hate living in this state so much. The white people (except in perhaps, Austin) are racist or at the very least racist apologists (They defend the confederate flag although both Republican and Democratic politicians discouraged the flag). They view black people as criminals, Hispanics as illegals (they believe in deporting all of them but who will do the job since these people are lazy), Muslims as terrorists (Ahmed Mohamed is one example, also look at the news comments involving the recent Hajj stampede), etc. In Houston, people panicked over a non-discrimination ordinance (which protects LGBTs from discrimination) and demeaned it as a "bathroom bill," although many places have nondiscrimination ordinances protecting gays and lesbians for several years now (as much as least 40 years). Bigotry rules here, from casual to political. I'm starting to hate most of the people in the Houston area I don't know how my blood pressure can handle it.

Let's not mention the lack ...more

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!

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?

5 Washington Washington is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States located north of Oregon, west of Idaho, and south of the Canadian province of British Columbia on the coast of the Pacific Ocean. It is the only state named after a president.

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 ...more

Washington is a great state in many ways. Most people are nice, and the weather is pleasant (okay, not if you don't like rain, but I enjoy it due to living here). Washington is also the only state to support every biome including a rainforest! This state produces large statistics in the U.S. agriculture industry, especially in relations to apples. Economically, Washington contributes greatly to the country, hosting a number of largely successful companies.

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)

I was born and raised in Spokane, WA and just recently moved to the west side of the state. Washington has a very diverse climate, mild and wet on the West side and the East side has hot dry summers and cold winters with snow. It has rivers, mountains, deserts, forests and ocean. Lots of national parks and wildlife, but also big cities. I have lived in Washington my whole life and am planing on staying.

6 Hawaii Hawaii is the 50th and most recent state of the United States of America, receiving statehood on August 21, 1959.

Island paradise right here in the USA

Right here in the USA, separated only by 2,000 miles of ocean. Sure, 'Right here'.

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 ...more

Most relaxing and beautiful place in the world! The mountains, Waikiki it's so awesome!

I live in Cali, but how is this at least not number 2? And hey, maybe, MAYBE, even number 1

7 Colorado Colorado is a state in the United States encompassing most of the Southern Rocky Mountains as well as the northeastern portion of the Colorado Plateau and the western edge of the Great Plains.

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.

Colorado has it all. Vast and lush countrysides as well as stunning cities. Also, the sports teams are rather good there.

Colorado really is a state that used to be forgotten, but really is a pretty nice place. You have pretty much an amazing view in 99% of the state if you just turn around. Throughout the year you pretty much have weather for everyone, an escape from the heat at the coasts and a warmer time for those from the Northern states. I honestly don't understand why almost everyone forgets Colorado, because really it has a deep and interesting history, but also big potential in the future. Skiing is simply amazing and there is so many places to go visit, especially Estes Park, the ice cream there is the best I've ever had. There is even a bonus for perfectionists, it's a rectangle! (which has helped me through the years of growing up there in my very perfectionist nature) It also has something in nature that is every color of the rainbow, red for the rocks, orange for the sunset, yellow for the flowers, green for the forests and plains, blue for the sky and purple for the mountains. Colorado is ...more

8 North Carolina North Carolina is a state in the southeastern region of the United States. The state borders South Carolina and Georgia to the south, Tennessee to the west, Virginia to the north, and the Atlantic Ocean to the east.

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.

There is nothing like waking up in the crisp cool air of the sweet Western North Carolina mountains all year round. The weather is so moderate compared to most other states and the wildlife and public areas are plentiful. I have lived in Ohio, Kentucky New Jersey, New York, and spent much time in Florida and Michigan and nothing is more true than Nothing Compares to North Carolina.

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!

North Carolina is awesome. It has everything, a beach, plains, hills, mountain, and a lot of forestation. Beautiful apartments and homes, and even lands that are for sale and are cheaper than other places. Schools are absolutely smart and educational ( they even take the students to Paris! ). Beautiful and not that costly, They also keep their animals and environment very good, you almost never see trash, and their is a lot of attraction.

9 Virginia Virginia, officially the Commonwealth of Virginia, is a state located in the South Atlantic region of the United States.

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

I have been to most states in the country and all on this list but I must say there is just something missing from every single state besides Virginia. Virginia has a beach, bay, islands, breathtaking rolling country hills and farmland, gorgeous mountains with amazing hiking, valleys, rivers for floating and whitewater rafting adventures, lakes, etc. You really can't beat the eclectic outdoors life of Virginia! Also though, Virginia has a VERY diverse group of cultures (varies by area) but is especially ethnically diverse in Northern Virginia. The "scene" also varies by area - Southern Virginia is more country-folk and sheltered, Richmond is very artsy and "hipster", Northern VA more competitive and fast-paced. Virginians are generally pretty awesome and a bit less closed-minded and sheltered than most other areas of the US. Virginia is also packed FULL of history and learning experiences (I can almost guarantee, with it being the first colony, that no state can beat it's number of ...more

10 Massachusetts Massachusetts, officially the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, is the most populous state in the New England part of the northeastern region of the United States.

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!

Great history, lots of great sightseeing spots. Most importantly, the best football and basketball team in the usa.

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!

The Contenders

11 Arizona Arizona is a U.S. state in the southwestern region of the United States. It is also part of the Western and the Mountain states.

Snakes, desert, hot all year, super dry. Really? That sounds terrible and I've lived there and I got a heat stroke, which can be deadly.

I like it because back in the north part of America it is frozen Arizona just right

I love Arizona it's so beautiful and the weather is just right my dad is from Arizona

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

12 Pennsylvania Pennsylvania, officially the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is a state located in the northern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States.

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

I don't know why this is so high up. I live in central pa and can't wait to move out of there. It's boring and is so depressing that I want to knock myself out most days. Spring is cold and rains, except for may and June humidity, gnats, and, the people ruin summer, fall at first it is nice but near the end of fall the winds slice you like a knife, in winter it is awful. You can't go nowhere, it's depressing, and, the people are real asses.

13 Michigan

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 ...more

This state doesn't deserve some of the hate it gets. Yes, some cities like Detroit and Flint have high crime rates and could use improvement, but Michigan has some really beautiful sites and scenery. The weather is great in all four seasons and we're also home to the 5 Great Lakes. There's a lot of beautiful nature here and some really good colleges and beautiful cities like Mackinac, Frankenmuth, and other tourist attractions. The 2 peninsulas are really amazing and both have different places and experiences. I believe Michigan is one that should be in the top 10.

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.

Amazing state for pretty much all seasons. We have the Great Lakes and are the only state with two masses bringing us into one. Only state that actually looks like something: a mitten. Sometimes called the Wolverine State even though there are no more wolverines in the state. Great golf courses and great for hunting and fishing. When people think of Michigan they think of Detroit and the crime, but that's not who we are. We have some of the most amazing views in the country and some of the nicest people. Home of Faygo, Ford, Coney Islands, and General Mills Cereal. Kid Rock, Enimen, Madonna, and more came from here. You can cross right over to Canada from Detroit. Amazing colleges such as University of Michigan and Michigan State. Home of the Tigers, Lions, Red Wings, and Pistons. Besides Detroit and Flint, it's a relatively clean and safe state. Perfect place for a nice relaxing weekend in cities like Traverse City.

14 Georgia Georgia is a state located in the southeastern United States. It was established in 1732, the last of the original Thirteen Colonies.

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 ...more

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!

Georgia is one of the most underestimated states in the U.S. We have/ are the home to Coca-Cola, HUNGER GAMES, Walking Dead, Vampire Diaries, Stone Mountain, The Georgia Aquarium (which is the #1 aquarium in the U.S), MattyB, Honey Boo Boo, The Apps, many beaches and islands, plus many other movies that were filmed here. I cannot tell you how many big time movies were filmed near my house, not even kidding. Many people from Florida are moving here because it is really not a good place to live. And people think everybody talks in a country accent here, honestly, I only personally know one person that talks in an accent. But Georgia is such a fun, loving state. I love it here. People are so sweet here, and the sports are great.

People were trick or treating near my house to meet spiderman - Jabber

15 Illinois Illinois is a state in the midwestern region of the United States. It is the 5th most populous state and 25th largest state in terms of land area, and is often noted as a microcosm of the entire country.

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!

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!

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...

I have lived in Illinois for 14 years and absolutely love it! Chicago, navy pier, and just so many fun things to do here. Going on hikes and to the beach is stunning! Many popular films and movies have been here. Illinois is a place you gotta come any season. My opinion is that fall and summer are the two bests but spring and winter are also tons of fun here!

16 Vermont

4 beautiful seasons! Real MAPLE SYRUP... Foliage!

Vermont is a very historic state. It should at least be in the top ten.

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!

In 2026 I'm going to Maine just for the fun of it, and I am going to be visiting Vermont, I have looked over it and it seems to be a very nice state and I can't wait to go

17 Minnesota Minnesota is a state in the Midwestern United States. Minnesota was admitted as the 32nd state on May 11, 1858, created from the eastern half of the Minnesota Territory.

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 ...more

As a citizen, I don't think this should even be top 5, but not being in the top 10 does this beautiful land shame. With an abundance of lakes, plains, rivers, and lush forest, and great citizens plus many things to do whether it's entertainment from other people or interacting with the vast expanses of nature, this place has it all.

Minnesota is an incredible state to live in, especially the Twin Cities. If you're a hunter or fisherman, there are beautiful woods and over ten thousand lakes. If you love the arts, Minneapolis-St. Paul has more theaters than anywhere in the U.S. except New York and Chicago. Minnesota has great vacation areas like the North Shore of Lake Superior, the Brainerd Lakes area, and the Mississippi River bluffs area. Yes, it gets cold in the winter but that only adds to the variety of things to do, including skiing, snowmobiling, and ice fishing. As for it getting too cold, you can always put more clothes on! I'd rather have that than the oppressive humidity in other parts of the country. The winter is long and the spring isn't always great but the summers and autumns are incomparable. No place is perfect, but the snow plows clear the roads quite quickly in the winter, even after heavy snows. All in all, there is no better place to live.

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.

18 Utah Utah is a state in the western United States. It became the 45th state admitted to the Union on January 4, 1896. Utah is the 13th-largest, the 31st-most populous, and the 10th-least-densely populated of the 50 United States.

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.

We have like 20 of the best ski resorts in the world
Park city
Canyons
Deer valley
Alta
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

To be honest everything about utah us decent but I don't really like the lake... it has mud at the bottom and I am used to the Caribbean beach also I completely dislike some of the people that will give you that fake smile when you looking at them, that scares me a lot. If your planning to live here walk with chapstick because the weather is super dry.

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!

19 Tennessee Tennessee is a state located in the southeastern United States. Tennessee is the 36th largest and the 17th most populous of the 50 United States.

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 love Tennessee especially because I live there and I also love Pigeon Forge it's beautiful.

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.

It is more popular than some folks realize. While Country gets all the glory in Nashville the whole state has ties to various genres of music. And the smokeys draw in SO many people.

20 Alaska Alaska is a U.S. state situated in the northwest extremity of the Americas. The Canadian administrative divisions of British Columbia and Yukon border the state to the east; it has a maritime border with Russia to the west across the Bering Strait.

There might not be a very wide variety of things to do there like in Texas and California but that doesn't mean it's not a great state! Alaska has the greatest and most beautiful natural environment out of any us state. We literally have anything from cougars, to arctic foxes, to grizzly bears, to moose to seals, and even polar bears! Did you hear that? Let me rephrase it again. POLAR BEARS! Oh, and did I mention the northern lights? And while having all of that we still have some cities like anchorage. My favorite U.S. state by far. (I'm not saying I don't like any other state just Alaska is my favorite.)

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 mean... it’s lonely and less the 2 miles from mother Russia give it some help

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

21 New Hampshire

This state is one of the best nice people great food it is a very small state many trees I grew up in Manchester the biggest city in this state there is really good schools and the biggest mountain in New England Mount Washington and not too crowded I recommend moving here.

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.

My home state. Very beautiful countryside and this also used to be home to the Man Of The Mountain

One of the best places to go hiking skiing tubing and mountain climbing also has mount Washington

22 Maine

Maine has the best views and lakes you have ever seen. Maine is proven to have the cleanest water in the USA, and Maine is Vacationland for every person, and makes California and Florida look cheap.

Maine is so underrated. The food scene here, especially in Portland, is amazing.

The beginning of this summer I went to Rockland with my family to visit our cousins for like 3-4 days. We did so much there, like eat a crap ton of fried shrimp and go hiking to a light house. I wanna go back

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

23 North Dakota North Dakota is the 39th state of the United States, having been admitted to the union on November 2, 1889.

Not many people come here cause the states kind of abandoned and the population I think is shrinking but they have great places and attractions like Theodore Roosevelt national park and the badlands and Dakota zoo

Very cool place with great people. The Badlands Is one of the most beautiful places on earth. And I have traveled extensively abroad.

This is like one of those Chinese cities that exists but nobody lives in.

All there is is dirt

24 Ohio Ohio is a state in the midwestern region of the United States. Ohio is the 34th largest by area, the 7th most populous, and the 10th most densely populated of the 50 United States.

So much fun here! People think the winters are bad, but the bad winters just gives us something to look forward to, the hot summer! We have beautiful summers, always around 70-80 degrees (sometimes even 90! ) Not too hot like California where your dying because it's 110 degrees everyday! Talk about stinky, sweaty people, ya know? The lake is beautiful! I mean, think about it, a lot of states have an ocean, but only a couple states and Canada have a Great Lake. (That's where we get all our fresh water while people from California need aquifers, that one day will dry up) It's like a unending water supply! We have Cedar point, Put-in-Bay, beaches, rock n roll hall of fame, football hall of fame, delicious food, great colleges, no major bad weather at all (hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, tsunamis, floods... NONE! ), 5 major sport teams (Cleveland Indians, Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Browns, Cincinnati Bengals), and even some hockey teams!, Kalahari, great wolf ...more

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!

Smaller places like Montgomery are beautiful never too hot winters are cold but have a lot of fun activities to do in it.

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

25 Maryland Maryland is a state located in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States, bordering Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C.

I have grown up in Maryland for the majority of my life, and I have found that it is one of the most enjoyable experiences I have ever had. Like many have already said, each of the four seasons is distinct and very matured. They, like all places, vary from where you are in the state, but in general, here are the seasons of Maryland:

Spring- Spring is quite windy, and still fairly chilly. The remains of winter are still present, and it is not uncommon to see a person out in spring weather with heavy layers. Towards the end of the season, however, it can turn almost as warm as summer. Rain is also a very prominent feature of spring, as it is with all seasons of Maryland.

Summer- Humidity also is a consistent factor in all of Maryland's seasons. While in California, summer is dry and can become increasingly hot, with wild fires being almost common. In Maryland, thunder and lightning are staples within summer. Looking for a place where you're drenched in lukewarm rain while ...more

Maryland truly is a great state, with lots of things to do here. There are mountains, beaches, rural areas, suburban areas, as well as farms! We have all four seasons, with not to cold/hot weather. If you are looking for a place to raise children, there is amazing schools in the area! Personally, I think Maryland is underrated as a 'Blue Crab Loving' state, while there is so much more then fishing in the Chesapeake Bay. ; )

Despite the eye-sore flag, Maryland is a beautiful place with wonderful people. But what will really catch your eye is the official sport -- Jousting ;)

Aside from that, Maryland is blessed with all four seasons, unlike California which only has one: summer. But in Maryland you can truly capture the essence of autumn, winter, summer, and spring. A great state.

Maryland is an awesome place to live and visit! I definitely recommend coming here at least once during your life!

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