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    Underrated U.S. Cities

    Broaden the scope of your trips with one of our 10 most underrated U.S. cities – less-talked-about places with great art scenes, friendly locals, delectable cuisine, and rich history.

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    Underrated U.S. Cities - Baltimore

    Native blue crabs seasoned with Old Bay are reason enough to visit Baltimore, but there's much more to experience in this waterfront town.

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    Underrated U.S. Cities - Fort Lauderdale

    Today's Fort Lauderdale is all about upscale beach chic, as confirmed by the string of swanky new hotels on the block that have been developed over the last 5 years.

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    Underrated U.S. Cities - Houston

    While better known for its big business and energy interests, Houston also hosts top-notch orchestra, opera, and ballet companies, great museums, and the world-renowned NASA Space Center.

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    Underrated U.S. Cities - Kansas City

    With downtown's multi-billion dollar face-lift, pedestrian-friendly boulevards, and claim to having the most fountains of any city outside of Rome, Kansas City is definitely deserving of buzz.

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    Underrated U.S. Cities - Louisville

    Nestled on the banks of the Ohio River, Louisville has loads of small-town charm, a cosmopolitan riverfront district, a diverse art scene, and a growing foodie market with its own Restaurant Row.

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    Underrated U.S. Cities - Minneapolis

    A burst of new buildings from the world's top architects reinforces the fact that Minneapolis's cultural cachet doesn't entirely depend upon Prince (the city's most notorious native son).

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    Underrated U.S. Cities - Pittsburgh

    Forget Pittsburgh’s reputation for smokestacks and steel, because today this city is sparkling with pristine parks, architectural assets, and three rivers flowing into downtown's "Golden Triangle."

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    Underrated U.S. Cities - Portland

    Portland, Oregon boasts more breweries per capita than any other city in the U.S. – more than 70 in the metropolitan area – so beer lovers will find plenty of places to sip suds.

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    Underrated U.S. Cities - Providence

    Visitors to Providence can enjoy the light of 100 bonfires along Providence's three rivers as part the WaterFires events – an evening fire sculpture festival set to music.

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    Underrated U.S. Cities - Sacramento

    Take in the Gold Rush-era charms of Old Sacramento with a living history street theater program and tours that delve into the alleyways that disappeared when the city raised its streets in the 1870s.

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