“American culture” is one of those phrases that has a different meaning for nearly everyone. After all, this is a country that stretches from sea to shining sea, with more art, music, cuisine, and celebrations in between than one article could cover. From storied towns that started musical revolutions to culinary destinations more American than apple pie, choosing our top 15 was no easy task. Some of our selections may be more familiar than others, but make no mistake: Interesting culture almost always lies just around the corner in a place as diverse and unique as America. Is your favorite city on the list?