Time Out’s expansive food-and-culture destinations are what happens when your go-to guide to the city’s best restaurants, bars and things to do becomes an actual place. These are the spots we’ve curated with the same fuss, care and curiosity we bring to our editorial—and there’s probably one near you right now.
From coast to coast, the most beautiful cities in the U.S. prove that this country truly is America the Beautiful. Sure, a long list of things to do throughout the states includes natural wonders, amazing restaurants, and impressive architecture, but you'll find that certain cities have it all plus stunning looks to back it up.
Heavy-hitters like New York and Los Angeles are the most obvious of the bunch. They're picture-perfect melting pots of cultures, unique neighborhoods, top museums, and cutting edge style. But even smaller cities, from California to Florida, are just as lovely. Take Las Vegas and Miami, for example, both of which stimulate the senses with glitz, glamour, and sparkling scenery. Then there’s New Orleans, where every single day is a celebration of culture and music (not to mention fantastic architecture), while cities like Nashville and Charleston offer history and entertainment all wrapped up in a pretty package.
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Whether you’re a museum hopper drawn to a city’s unique past, an urban trend-seeker looking to check out next-gen coffee and record shops, or someone in need of a first-class getaway packed with cool adventures and sweet places to stay, you'll find the city of your dreams in our list of the most beautiful cities in the U.S.