“The Best States ranking of U.S. states draws on thousands of data points to … It is also the oldest wine region in the country and second in size only to California’s. -The “Gunks” region (Shawgunks) offer the greatest rock climbing cliffs East of the Mississippi New Hampshire scores an impressive 20th place. The “Tar Heel” state is a top 10 state of variety and beauty! It is such a beautiful, beautiful place – even in all shades of gray weather. 5.Alaska It indicates the ability to send an email. Or Colorado’s Great Sand Dunes Natl. Iowa Wow! , 26. 18. Sorry, the comments have been closed for this article. I can’t think of a better place to live If you like to travel (the world’s busiest airport is also just down the road). Michigan Texas Washington is top 5 all day! I say almost because if you like “swamps”, you’ll have to go south for that. Sun City is one casino in middle of nowhere–hello have you seen Vegas? 7. Add the glitz and glamour of Miami, the magic of Orlando’s Walt Disney World, and the Spanish colonial architecture of St. Augustine, and you have one of the most beautiful and diverse of the United States of America. You will find not find a more geographically diverse state east of the Mississippi. However, each of them deserves a post of its own, so stay in touch:). Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union visit Nebraska and think it’s sexy. Virginia has it all You might recognise: George Clooney, Jennifer Lawrence. While in CA, I had to carry my camera everywhere and shot photos of everything. CALIFORNIA, Hey, I came across your list and the overview you depicted is just great. Make your way to the Deep South for this melting pot of French, African, American and French-Canadian cultures that’s considered a beautiful state. 8. The jewel in the Big Sky Country’s crown, however, is the magnificent one-million-acre Glacier National Park, where crystal-clear emerald lakes glisten in the shadow of mighty snow-capped peaks, wildflowers bloom in glacier-carved valleys, and more than 700 miles of hiking trails weave visitors from wild alpine meadows to evergreen forests to gushing streams and fresh waterfalls. Sleeping Bear Dunes is the most beautiful place in America!??? And there is no place like Jackson Hole, even though it is over toured. also that mostly exists in the southern parts not the northern areas which have more southern vibes. You might recognise: Steven Spielberg, Halle Berry. 5. We have beautiful mountains, plains, wetlands, and coast-lines. 1. Natural jewels such as the Sierra Nevada Mountains, the Mohave Desert, Sequoia National Park, or magical Mount Shasta make the most populous state in the United States an adventurer’s wonderland, while unique destinations like Disneyland and Hollywood add to its staggering diversity. 1: Massachusetts. I first saw California when I was 18, and it has the best(and worst)of everything. I live in Florida and no way would I include this state. The 15 best states to retire for a low cost of living in your golden years. But I will soon! -The Hudson Valley region just north of NYC is known as America’s Rhine for its scenic beauty and collection of grand estates (Rockefeller’s Kykuit is a standout) along the river. The snorkeling / sea life is unmatched in almost any area of the world. Indiana 38. You might recognise: Ariana Grande, Eva Mendes. How Wyoming did not make this top 10 list is pretty amusing. 32. 13. To determine our rankings, we compared each state’s average K–12 teaching salary (pulled from the National Education Center’s 2018–2019 school year data) to its average salary for full-time, year-round employees (found in the US Census Bureau’s annual American Community Survey).. From oklahoma, you forgot Reba, megan mullally, jesse jane, there is numerous gorgeous women from this state. You might recognise: Octavia Spencer, Channing Tatum, Maine might be a beautiful state, but it turns out that not a lot of people hold the birth place of Patrick Dempsey aka “McDreamy” in high regard…, You might recognise: Stephen King, Anna Kendrick. You’ll faint. Arizona The remaining 50% is based on Pre-K through 12, using factors such as test scores and high school graduation rates. 1:Colorado. It’s hard to determine which of them to “pick”. I’m an Indian and I havnt visited the US. America’s Dairyland might be famous for its cheese, but sexiness is far from the norm here. Colorado Virginia or maybe New Hampshire or North Carolina needs to be on there! I am from UK and have been to South Africa (boring, arid, overrated especially Cape Town which can’t hold a candle to San Francisco and Rio (OK I’m going south now!). Tennesse is listed because of the diverse foilage, the Apps and the plains. You have described all of the states so beautifully, Miruna! The magnificent rock formations of Arches and Canyonlands, the soaring red-rock cliffs of Zion, or Bryce’s ethereal sunset-colored hoodoos prove that Utah is one of the most naturally beautiful states in the US. You might recognise: Johnny Cash, Chelsea Clinton. 9.New Hampshire While beauty may be only skin deep, it’s probably little consolation to the unlucky states that have been voted as the least sexy. You must not have been to Washington. hahahah. 7.Michigan So what other state offers our largest city at one end, its largest state park in another, and Niagara Falls in yet another. You might recognise: Jena Malone, Andre Agassi. Alaska and Montana are my favorites. 9. Expect to be mesmerized by Yellowstone’s dramatic canyons and gushing geysers, by the stunning limestone caves of Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park, or the mysterious sounds of the Ringing Rocks. She did not place the states on the list based upon what kinda people were living or visiting there get yours heads out the gutter just the simplicity and beauty of the state, IF YOU DONT LIKE CERTAIN THINGS ABOUT THE STATE DONT GO THERE but wherever you are enjoy and appreciate what God has given us to admire and preserve. Hi Miruna, interesting list. As you can see I am very biased towards the west coast and mountain west. Thank you for your beautiful words, Yola and nice meeting you. As a Pennsylvania resident who has been to many other states, Pennsylvania is absolutely the prettiest. Just arrived home a couple of days ago here in Germany from a tour starting New york, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington & Atlantic City. The Peach State is also one of the country’s top producers of homegrown hotties. Under one ‘roof’ you have the Grand Canyon, Petrified Forest, Saquaro Forst, the Meteor Crater, Arizona-Sonora Desert… and the list goes on. New Mexico. Half i lived in, half i’ve visited. However, I must profess it disappoints me a little that Vermont failed to make the cut. It has NYC, too; world’s greatest city. 34. Montana & Alaska are close runners up for me too though. Smack dab in the heart of the American Southwest, this kaleidoscope of Native American cultures and awe-inspiring landscapes is packed with memorable experiences – whether it’s marveling at the Grand Canyon and the Painted Desert, taking in the spiritual energy of Sedona’s red rocks, road tripping along historic Route 66, stargazing in Flagstaff, or getting a taste of the Old West in quirky towns like Jerome, Bisbee, or Tombstone. Here’s my list: 1. 12. Inspiring, peculiar, and utterly gorgeous, Utah is certainly the state of rugged natural beauty and endless outdoor adventures. I live in CO and it’s hard to argue against any of the top 7 (although I would include Wyoming), but I believe the most beautiful state is Hawaii. Beautiful green in the summer. Hawaii makes only #6? Please join the conversion on Twitter and let us know which is your favorite state in the US. If you enjoyed this post, chances are you’ll also like my article about the most beautiful countries in Europe. 27. One is Mount Dora in central Florida which is just gorgeous. New York The state's 3.1% unemployment rate in December 2017 and 2.0% increase in nonfarm payroll jobs between December 2016 and December 2017 were both the 10th best among the states and DC. South Carolina A vibrant state of expansive landscapes, Mexican culture and spicy chiles, New Mexico is also a state of spicy, sexy people. Mount Rainer, Olympic mountains and rain forest, the ocean, the bay, Seattle. Regards Frans & Yola. This is the most exotic state in the US and the only one made up completely of islands, and its unique natural treasures and geological marvels are carefully protected by state and national parks. Fun list and comments. If geological treasures and jaw-dropping scenery are what you’re after, don’t miss the photogenic Antelope Canyon, the surreal Chiricahua National Monument, the arresting Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, or the iconic Monument Valley at the border with Utah. The East has so much variety, that you really need to have 5 states from the West and five states from the East. Start typing to see results or hit ESC to close, These Are the Most Beautiful Villages in Italy, Peles Castle – The Most Beautiful Castle In Romania. 2017 Grateful Grads Index: Top 200 Best-Loved Colleges Full List: The World's Highest-Paid Actors And Actresses 2017 Meet The Richest Self-Made Women On Wall Street 2017 We all have our favorite places and it was enjoyable to read about yours. 7. 3. Also, Pu’uhonua O Hōnaunau National Historical Park abounds in ancient cultural sites, Hanauma Bay prides itself with some of the best snorkeling in the world, and Kauai’s Waimea Canyon is a true geological wonder. 9:Utah Washington Arizona Michigan #1, California #2, Washington #3, Oregon #4, AZ (where I live) #5, Virginia over North Carolina? outside of that Florida is flat with only the beach areas being of any interest, like one big endless beach town. While the eastern 1/4 of the state that encompasses Yellowstone, Jackson Hole, and the Grand Teton area is beautiful and in the top 10 most naturally beautiful places, the rest of the state is not pretty at all and more closely resembles the flat and barren Midwestern states. Idaho You might recognise: Winona Ryder, Bob Dylan. 12.Tennesse Yeah, subjectively bad. However this is a subjective list and all your suggestions are welcome! River gorges with huge desert canyons that the average person would mistake as being in Arizona, sea cliffs, beaches that constantly get 5 to 8 foot waves, the entire Puget Sound, Seattle is probably the most beautiful city in the world and it’s extremely clean, very progressive and one of the most economically sound cities in the US, huge vineyards, foothills, rain forest, valleys, plateaus, several hundred foot waterfalls, swamp, marsh, meadows, grasslands, enormous glaciers, endless rivers and streams, sand dunes, is there anything else to name? Beautiful and affordable. Pennsylvania ranks impressively high as a sexist state, as well having one of the sexiest accents (Philly). 7. Couldn’t agree more. LOL. With a lovely laid-back attitude, a divine Mediterranean climate, and a distinctive, colorful culture all of its own, California is hands down one of the best states to visit. You might recognise: Oprah Winfrey, LeAnn Rimes. Case in point? Utah’s skiing is every bit as good and probably better overall than Colorado as well, even if many haven’t discovered or realized it yet. Nevertheless, I decided to put together a completely subjective top of 10 most beautiful states in America. No way can you put Wyoming ahead of Utah, it has everything Wyoming can offer and much more. Plus, no other place in the nation inspires such a sense of wanderlust quite like the Golden State. Famous for its honky-tonks and dance halls, Tennessee is a lively state that’s home to a lot more than just music and blues. So what makes New York so beautiful? Think of Virginia, the Shenandoah valley, Atlantic ocean beaches and dunes, vast forests of rolling hills, beautiful lakes and beautiful rivers like the Potomac or the James. GEORGIA (City Under Trees) Nevada ‘Sexy’, according to the fail-safe Merriam-Webster dictionary, is classified as “generally attractive or interesting”. Everyone knows about Yellowstone, and there are so many other things. The 7 measures that make up the Adult Ranking include: Adults with Any Mental Illness (AMI) I’m not sure if ‘southern hostility’ is a typo or not…. 10. It’s the prettiest…. Missouri Skiers from around the world are drawn to Wasatch Mountain Range for its top-class ski resorts and what is arguably “The Greatest Snow on Earth”, while everyone else comes to witness its spectacular geology and otherworldly sights in the “Mighty Five” national parks. It’s hard, almost unfair to name the most beautiful states in the US, as each of them has its fair share of natural beauty added to the man-made constructions, its own particular character, its own incontestable magic. The Hudson Highlands area is particularly scenic. And honestly, it’s hard to decide which is more stunning: the wonderfully bizarre rock formations of Garden of the Gods, the fascinating ghost towns scattered with photogenic old wooden buildings, or Aspen, where there’s beauty all around – from the sublime scenery to the well-heeled celebs parading down the slopes? I can tell you what’s not sexy, this dumbass article. Vermont. You might recognise: Ernest Hemingway,  Scout LaRue Willis. I think not. West Virginia As you can see I am partial to the mountains of the northwest and the woods of the northeast. However, your comment comes like a breath of fresh air:). North Carolina, amazing place I would love to hear your thoughts about which European country tops your preferences. Delaware, LOL, that’s crazy. Best States for Healthcare 2020: Methodology. It’s no wonder that so many of the celebrities, sportspeople and singers that come from here are outrageously attractive. Thanks! It has a very ugly reputation but if you visit you will fall in love. He is the author of the biography Milton Friedman and a coauthor of two books on state politics, including Freedom in the 50 States. Maybe it’s just the accent. 4. There is no reason not to have Michigan in a list of top 25, Sleeping Bear Dunes is the most beautiful place in America and as a whole Michigan belongs I’m any top 10 list. 11.Wyoming 31. Alaska Humility. I agree with your top three. New Mexico(culturally and scenically enchanting) NEW YORK 2. I used to live there for seven years, but Vermont needs to be on this list. I’ve been all over the country. 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