Seattle, WA - This place is by far my favorite in the continental U.S. Don't get me wrong, I am southern through and through but I love this city. The art scene is prominent out there, the farmer's market is a lovely place to be on a lazy day. The mountains and parks just call out to you to walk around and enjoy nature. Everything is so green, the plants obviously but they way of life too. Public transportation is popular (also meaning, everyday people use it so the city takes care of it.), reduce, reuse, recycle are true ways of life for most people out there not just a fad. LOVE IT!!
Ireland - I don't know if I can pick just one city. I need to visit first before I pick that. I love the landscape I have seen, so picturesque. The history, the culture, maybe the food haha (I'll try that authenticly one day...) I also have a lot of family Irish heritage. Go back to my homeland so to speak ;).