Old San Juan, Puerto Rico
Though Puerto Rico is technically a territory of the United States, there’s no debating the fact that Old San Juan is nothing short of a jaw-dropping stunner.
Charleston District, South Carolina
With a whopping 97 properties listed on the National Register for Historic Places, history is ingrained in every aspect of Downtown Charleston— right down to the horse-drawn carriages.
Downtown District – Savannah, Georgia
If you’re an architecture nerd who enjoys a stiff cocktail and a streetcar ride, Savannah’s Historic Downtown District has got you covered on all fronts.
French Quarter – New Orleans, Louisiana
When it’s not being overrun by frat bros in YOLO trucker hats pissing in the streets and “ladies” engaging in questionable behavior[ for the exchange of beads, the French Quarter is actually a terribly beautiful place.
Beacon Hill – Boston, Massachusetts
From Robert Frost and Sylvia Plath to Oliver Wendell Holmes and Daniel Webster, Boston’s Beacon Hill neighborhood has been home to some serious heavy hitters.
Santa Fe District – New Mexico
Founded in 1607, Santa Fe is America’s oldest capital city and also houses the oldest public building in the country, the circa-1610 Palace of the Governors (which was originally the seat of government for the Spanish colony of Neuvo Mexico).
Hyde Park – Chicago, IL
The Hyde Park area served as a setting for the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition, and following the event’s staggering success, this formerly quaint neighborhood became a prized locale for development.
Sea Cliff – San Francisco, CA
You might’ve expected to see the Painted Ladies of Haight-Ashbury here, but beyond those multicolored Victorian houses, there isn’t a whole lot of “beauty” to be had in the Haight — unless you find head shops, hippies, and tourists particularly beautiful.
Capitol Hill – Denver, CO
Following the construction of the State Capitol Building in the 1870s, many of Denver’s wealthiest citizens decided to set up an opulent enclave of mansions in the surrounding neighborhood, building their own “Millionaire’s Row.”
Victorian Village – Columbus, OH
With their eclectic mix of architectural styles, ranging from Second Empire and Italianate to Gothic Revival and Queen Anne, the houses that line Victorian Village’s streets are anything but cookie-cutter.