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. 18 Anchorage

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The surge of tourists during the summer season may add to the litter problem in this park-rich Alaska city, which has otherwise been applauded for having clean air. It’s not raucous partiers who are leaving a trail of trash, either: voters ranked Anchorage next-to-last for its bar scene. Anchorage also scored poorly for its spotty Wi-Fi.

See all the America's Favorite Cities survey results!

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America's Dirtiest Cities

No. 18 Anchorage

The surge of tourists during the summer season may add to the litter problem in this park-rich Alaska city, which has otherwise been applauded for having clean air. It’s not raucous partiers who are leaving a trail of trash, either: voters ranked Anchorage next-to-last for its bar scene. Anchorage also scored poorly for its spotty Wi-Fi.

See all the America's Favorite Cities survey results!

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