Where California Ranks On A List Of The 'Most Beautiful States in the US'

By Logan DeLoye

April 19, 2024

Palm Tree-Lined Street Overlooking Los Angeles at Sunset
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Would you consider your state to be the most beautiful place to live in all of America?

Each state offers a unique essence unlike any other, whether it be portrayed amid stunning nature scapes, or within unmatched man-made architecture. The state you live in might be beautiful, but how beautiful is it in comparison to the other 49?

According to Thrillist, California ranks as the most beautiful state in America. Per the list, the other states in the top five include Hawaii, Alaska, Utah, and Colorado.

Here's what Thrillist had to say about why they ranked California as the most beautiful place in the U.S.:

"Look, we didn’t really want it to be California. Californians don’t really need more reasons to say “I told you so.” But if we’re being truly honest, it couldn’t really be another state holding it down at the top of the list. Yes, it has issues. Lots of ‘em. But how many beautiful things don’t? For a moment, let’s drop the talk of climate change and traffic and Kardashians and In-N-Out and talk for a minute about how California has EVERY SINGLE KIND OF BEAUTY you could possibly want. Start in the south with the expansive, natural beaches set against towering cliffs. Then move inland to the moon-like desertscapes in the Mojave. There’s the drive along the PCH and Big Sur, leading in the wine country of the Central Coast and up into San Francisco, a city that owes its aesthetic to cliffside views and curlicues of fog."

For the full ranked list of the most beautiful states in America visit thrillist.com.

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