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View Poll Results: Which is the most beautiful city in the USA
New York 34 10.86%
Chicago 22 7.03%
Boston 20 6.39%
Seattle 40 12.78%
San Francisco 67 21.41%
San Diego 9 2.88%
Los Angeles 11 3.51%
Denver 6 1.92%
Dallas 1 0.32%
Atlanta 7 2.24%
Miami 6 1.92%
Charlotte 3 0.96%
Detroit 1 0.32%
Las Vegas 0 0%
Phoenix 6 1.92%
Philadelphia 5 1.60%
Washington 10 3.19%
Anchorage 8 2.56%
Cleveland 1 0.32%
Honolulu 8 2.56%
Minneapolis 4 1.28%
New Orleans 7 2.24%
Portland 4 1.28%
San Jose 1 0.32%
Indianapolis 1 0.32%
Houston 4 1.28%
Austin 4 1.28%
San Antonio 1 0.32%
Pittsburgh 8 2.56%
other 14 4.47%
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Old 04-29-2009, 10:53 PM
 
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San Francisco. It does the best job of pulling together natural beauty and man-made beauty. Not only do you have the Pacific Ocean and SF Bay and beach and the mountains and the overlook points like Twin Peaks and the unique hilly topography (natural beauty), but you also have Golden Gate Bridge and Park, the Palace of Fine Arts and its lagoon, the Victorian architecture, and embellishments like Lombard Street (man made).

And while I appreciate the perspective shown in the NYC photos, I don't particularly find a bunch of concrete skyscrapers jammed together to be beautiful. The pics I found most beautiful in the group were the park ponds (oases), the arch (like Paris' Arc de Triumph), the Greek and Gothic architecture shots (public library), and the Cartier/Versace lighted buildings.
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Old 04-29-2009, 11:15 PM
 
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San Franisco ranks up there. Seattle is a close 2nd.

I wouldn't exactly call New York beautiful. its more neat from a purely urban perspective, but its not beautiful.
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Old 04-29-2009, 11:31 PM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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How is San Francisco more beautiful than Indianapolis?
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Old 04-30-2009, 01:02 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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How is San Francisco more beautiful than Indianapolis?
Does Indy have a Palace of Fine Arts (and lagoon). Look it up and see what you think about how it looks. Ever seen the architecture of the homes all around SF? How about the view of the city from the top of Twin Peaks? Indy's Eagle Creek Park is nice, but it's no Golden Gate Park. And hardly anywhere in America, let alone Indy, has a bridge comparable to the beauty of the Golden Gate Bridge, and the beauty of the SF hillside from that bridge. SF has beach and mountain beauty. Indy doesn't. I personally think Indanapolis' Canal Walk and White River State Park is more beautiful than SF's Embarcadero, but overall, with all things considered, SF is easily more beautiful than Indianapolis.
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Old 04-30-2009, 01:12 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Atlanta has my vote. Beautiful city, hilly and forested with rivers and streams all over. Even much of Atlanta's sprawl looks tolerable compared to most cities it's size.
I agree. While I have to admit that I've only been through the city, and not really to it, I've seen hundreds of pictures and I honestly believe that Atlanta cannot be beat in the beauty department. could care less what anyone else says.

Tall trees with the greenest leaves everywhere, sweeping hills, winding roads, four seasons (including a mild winter), gorgeous old southern architecture..
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Old 04-30-2009, 01:15 AM
 
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Los Angeles. No one can beat LA, maybe Austin, but LA is just a beast. Tall mountains, palm trees, the only place in the US with a mediterrenean climate. LA is unmatched.
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Old 04-30-2009, 01:17 AM
 
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How did Cleavland and Detroit make the list
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Old 04-30-2009, 03:11 AM
 
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Los Angeles. No one can beat LA, maybe Austin, but LA is just a beast. Tall mountains, palm trees, the only place in the US with a mediterrenean climate.
San Diego has a mediterranean climate. San Francisco too.
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Old 04-30-2009, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Los Angeles. No one can beat LA, maybe Austin, but LA is just a beast. Tall mountains, palm trees, the only place in the US with a mediterrenean climate. LA is unmatched.
no offense, but with all the other beautiful places in California, LA's only contender is Austin???

while i can say with certainty that Austin is the most beautiful major city in Texas, it's not even close to being one of the most beautiful in the country.
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Old 04-30-2009, 09:16 AM
 
Location: West Coast
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no offense, but with all the other beautiful places in California, LA's only contender is Austin???
lol.
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