In terms of size, the United States is the fourth-largest country in the world. It spans 2,800 miles east to west, and includes Arctic, tropical, alpine and desert climates. It’s also a melting pot of cultures, with various parts of the country reflecting the influences of all the different people who settled there. This geographical and cultural diversity means there is unique beauty to be found in each of the 50 states. These smaller cities in particular have special combinations of natural surroundings, history, architecture and art that make them the prettiest town in their state.