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List Rules Most dynamic, fun, entertaining cities to live in or to visit in the U.S. Cities, please, not towns.

Ranker Video Ranking America's COOLEST Cities!

This super cool list of the coolest cities in the U.S. has been ranked by the many chill, awesome people who have visited or who live in them. The United States has a lot to offer a traveler, so much so that dozens of cities within the 50 states could easily be deemed the absolute coolest. But, if you had to, could you decide on just a few that you would call the most fun? Can you really pick the coolest cities in America?

Each of the many cities listed here offers something different, something unique, that sets it apart from the others, but they're all among the most fun cities in the US and are seriously fun places to live. Whether it's rich history and important landmarks, as in Boston, New Orleans, or Philadelphia, or a complex culture and intrinsic city identity, like in New York or San Francisco, each place on this list is a great place to visit, get lost, and have fun. Big cities like Detroit and Los Angeles may think they are the coolest, simply as they are the most popular, but fierce competition for the coolest American city title comes from other locations like Miami, Las Vegas, that hipster mecca Portland, and Chicago.

Whether you're looking for one of the best cities in the United States to start a company or one of the most visited tourist destinations, all are represented here in a slice of America in one cozy list. You may even have to stop in some of the worst airports in the US to get to them.

There are tons of places to visit and different sights to see, making America home to some of the world's coolest cities. No matter the order, all of these places are the top travel spots to hit up in the red, white, and blue.
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2,320 1,431
San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Places to Go added San Francisco California

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2
2,190 1,297
New York City is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Places to Go added New York City New York

3
2,013 1,005
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Places to Go added Seattle Washington

4
1,923 1,092
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Places to Go added Chicago Illinois

5
1,617 990
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Places to Go added New Orleans Louisiana

6
1,437 846
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Places to Go added San Diego California

7
1,390 979
Boston is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Places to Go added Boston Massachusetts

8
1,262 1,221
Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Places to Go added Los Angeles California

9
1,285 903
Portland is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Places to Go added Portland Oregon

10
1,249 980
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Places to Go added Washington, D.C. United States of America

11
1,097 640
Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Places to Go added Honolulu Hawaii

12
1,253 883
Austin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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13
1,120 760
Denver is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Places to Go added Denver Colorado

14
1,079 1,009
Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Places to Go added Las Vegas Nevada

15
921 755
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Places to Go added Nashville Tennessee

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1,606 1,107
Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Kansas City Missouri

17
835 844
Miami is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Places to Go added Miami Florida

18
709 675
Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Places to Go added Minneapolis Minnesota

19
598 435
Charleston is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Charleston South Carolina

20
521 562
Santa Barbara is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Santa Barbara California

21
399 376
Santa Monica is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Santa Monica California, USA

22
668 766
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Places to Go added Philadelphia Pennsylvania

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564 410
Key West is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Key West Florida

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343 297
Laguna Beach is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list America's Coolest Cities
junk1 added Laguna Beach California, USA

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555 451
Savannah is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Places to Go added Savannah Georgia

26
548 621
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Places to Go added Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

27
273 303
Santa Cruz is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list America's Coolest Cities
junk1 added Santa Cruz California, United States of America, North America

28
336 283
Boulder is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list America's Coolest Cities
beernbugs added Boulder Colorado, United States of America, North America

29
274 349
Long Beach is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Long Beach California, USA

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489 593
San Antonio is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Places to Go added San Antonio Texas

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268 353
West Hollywood is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list America's Coolest Cities
West Hollywood California, USA

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508 659
Orlando is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Places to Go added Orlando Florida

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343 371
Providence is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Places to Go added Providence Rhode Island

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266 398
Beverly Hills is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Beverly Hills California, USA

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372 429
Miami Beach is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Miami Beach Florida

36
352 400
Madison is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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435 580
Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list America's Coolest Cities
LaiHuynh added Atlanta Georgia

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388 511
Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Places to Go added Phoenix Arizona

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374 466
Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Charlotte North Carolina

40
196 316
Carlsbad is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Carlsbad California, USA

41
289 213
Asheville is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list America's Coolest Cities
beernbugs added Asheville North Carolina

42
242 468
Sacramento is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Sacramento California

43
478 676
St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Places to Go added St. Louis Missouri

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238 241
Anchorage is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Anchorage Anchorage

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295 399
Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list America's Coolest Cities
mrblond added Milwaukee Wisconsin

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201 427
Oakland is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list America's Coolest Cities
junk1 added Oakland California, USA - United States of America, North America

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383 642
Dallas is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Places to Go added Dallas Texas

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180 166
Monterey is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Monterey California, USA

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228 229
Santa Fe is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Santa Fe New Mexico

50
133 290
Encinitas is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list America's Coolest Cities
junk1 added Encinitas California, USA