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. 4 Los Angeles

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That bad rap for smog has been hard to shake—especially when the Lung Association has ranked L.A. in the top three for the nation’s worst air pollution. The bright side? Voters still found the sunny skies appealing and applauded the city’s less-than-gleaming features, such as the classic burgers and kitsch-filled flea markets.

See all the America's Favorite Cities survey results!

sun setting through the palm trees on the beach in Los Angeles, CA

America's Dirtiest Cities

No. 4 Los Angeles

That bad rap for smog has been hard to shake—especially when the Lung Association has ranked L.A. in the top three for the nation’s worst air pollution. The bright side? Voters still found the sunny skies appealing and applauded the city’s less-than-gleaming features, such as the classic burgers and kitsch-filled flea markets.

See all the America's Favorite Cities survey results!

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