America's Dirtiest Cities

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Litter, smog—even rats plague some of our nation’s cities. But Travel + Leisure readers also found plenty to rave about in these urban meccas.

No. 12 Washington, D.C.

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Is there just too much trash-talking in our nation’s capital? Aside from having big-city litter, Washington, D.C., ranked near the bottom for being unfriendly. Voters still liked the museums and mass transit and, bad manners aside, put it in the top 10 for a family vacation.

See all the America's Favorite Cities survey results!

sun rising on the Capital Building in Washington, DC

America's Dirtiest Cities

No. 12 Washington, D.C.

Is there just too much trash-talking in our nation’s capital? Aside from having big-city litter, Washington, D.C., ranked near the bottom for being unfriendly. Voters still liked the museums and mass transit and, bad manners aside, put it in the top 10 for a family vacation.

See all the America's Favorite Cities survey results!

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