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The prettiest cities in America

INSIDER Logo By Zoƫ Miller of INSIDER | Slide 1 of 22:  From cities  rich in greenery (Madison and Seattle) to those with  stunning architecture (Philadelphia and Chicago) to those that boast incredible beaches (San Diego and St. Augustine), there are beautiful places all across the 50 states. To find the most picturesque locales around the US, INSIDER consulted polls by travel publications such as National Geographic and Travel + Leisure and research conducted by real estate groups and tourism advisors, like Redfin and Resonance. We also looked at the number of parks cities contained, cities' proximity to stunning natural landscapes, and points of interest including historical sites, unique architecture, and cultural institutions.  In no particular order, here are 21 of the prettiest cities in the country.

From cities rich in greenery (Madison and Seattle) to those with stunning architecture (Philadelphia and Chicago) to those that boast incredible beaches (San Diego and St. Augustine), there are beautiful places all across the 50 states.

To find the most picturesque locales around the US, INSIDER consulted polls by travel publications such as National Geographic and Travel + Leisure and research conducted by real estate groups and tourism advisors, like Redfin and Resonance. We also looked at the number of parks cities contained, cities' proximity to stunning natural landscapes, and points of interest including historical sites, unique architecture, and cultural institutions.

In no particular order, here are 21 of the prettiest cities in the country.

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