I am going to rank the 50 states from my least favorite to my favorite. I have no reason to write this list other than I just feel like it. Yes, it is going to be bias, but I am going to do it as kindly as possible. If you rather read a very crude and obnoxious list, read this article from my brother instead. Remember this is all in good fun.
Honestly, what is there? I can't even think of one attraction worth going to.
Corn, wheat, flatness. No thank you.
The only reason Kansas is ranked above Nebraska is the mere fact I can pretend, "There is no place like home," while clicking my heels together like in the Wizard of Oz. But, I've never felt like doing that, so that's why Kansas is 48.
It is 2020 and they just rid of the Confederate flag in their state flag. Live in the past much, Mississippi?
More like Sweet No, Alabama, I'm not going there.
45. South Dakota
They have the Badlands. Enough said. It literally has bad in the name.
I think of cowboys and tornados when I think of this place, and I don't want to think of those two things.
43. North Dakota
It's basically Canada.
Would be higher, but St. Louis is here. I have an unexplained deep disdain for St. Louis.
The whole state reminds me of Pawnee.
40. Rhode Island
Yeah, it's pretty, but it is so small. I can get the same thing from Maine, Massachusetts, or Connecticut. Next.
It's basically Maryland, and if I wanted to go to Maryland, I would go to, well, Maryland.
Potatoes are yummy, but when you think of Idaho, does anything besides potatoes come to mind? Nope, exactly.
Cheese and Steven Avery. I guess I can think of worse things.
Like my brother said, I imagine the whole state to be in Sepia like an old Western film. Which would be cool for a minute.
It's hot, humid, and in the way on your trip to Florida. Savannah is its only saving grace.
It has the most racist city in America, but Bobby Bones is from here and my cousin now lives here, and she makes it look pretty beautiful. But I can't let it crack the 30s.
Beer, bourbon, bacon. Not too bad, if it wasn't the stepbrother to my home state of WV. Kentucky is always trying to one up us on obesity and no teeth.
Ok, Connecticut, I let you get to 32, but basically you are small and too expensive like Rhode Island. You get pretty much the same deal in your surrounding states.
It's not the same as West Virginia. I don't care if you have cousins in Virginia when I tell you that I am from WV. You're the older sister that thinks she is too good for everyone. Get out of the way, you are blocking my route to WV from NC when I want to visit home.
30. New Hampshire
It's not as good as Vermont or Maine. Sorry, not sorry.
Everyone is always going on about Louisiana, but I think it's overrated and humid.
Ugh, the only reason Ohio is so high there is because I practically lived in Ohio growing up. I felt obligated.
Bigger doesn't always mean better, Texas, so I refuse to put you in the top half.
26. South Carolina
SC makes me think of Myrtle Beach and South of the Border, and I shiver just thinking about those places. But, it has Charleston which is pretty cool.
Meh. The states to the left and right of it are much better, but, overall, Nevada isn't bad. Lake Tahoe looks pretty nice.
Never been. Has a lot of lakes, and I like lakes.
Never been. Has a lot of lakes, and I like lakes.
Not sure how this state squeaked into the Top 25. I think for the mere fact that Chicago is there. The rest of the state, no thanks.
All right, Florida, you made it too far. Your run ends here. You're too messed up to go anywhere higher. I have some family here and some of the beaches are pretty.
This state is pleasant not sure why, but I find it satisfying.
This state is really pretty, but it's cold, but again, it's really pretty.
I would rank this beautiful state higher if it didn't feel so disconnected to the rest of the country. Imagine being there for the fake missile alert and thinking, "Oh crap, I'm stuck."
I've never been, but would love to one day. Pictures make it look gorgeous.
Bobby Bones lives here now, Nashville, and The Great Smoky Mountains.
15. New Mexico
It really is the Land of Enchantment.
The Pacific Northwest has some great scenery and backdrops.
Slightly too hot in the south of the state, but Sedona and The Grand Canyon make up for it.
I find this state charming.
Football, baseball, and history. This state knows how to win, and I respect that about them.
Those arches are pretty cool.
LA makes this state a tad bit of obnoxious, but everything else makes this state #8.
There is something about Maine that I just love. Maybe it's the lobster, the hiking, and the views.
5. New York
Love the people and the sports teams no matter how much they stink.
It will forever hold a place in my heart. I went to college here.
3. New Jersey
It will forever hold a place in my heart. I was born here.
2. West Virginia
It will forever hold a place in my heart. I was raised here. Country roads take me home.
1. North Carolina
Carolina, keep calling me home. My home now. It's where I met my husband, and we had our son.
It just goes to show you that the people make a place. All kidding aside, I love every state that makes up this great country. I would love to visit every state and get to know the people and their cultures, traditions, food, and lifestyle. The United States is at its best when we are what our name suggests, united.
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