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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.

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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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San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list America's Coolest Cities
San Francisco California

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New York City is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list America's Coolest Cities
New York City New York

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+ - 1,984 978
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Seattle Washington

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+ - 1,886 1,061
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Chicago Illinois

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+ - 1,593 968
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list America's Coolest Cities
New Orleans Louisiana

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+ - 1,413 824
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list America's Coolest Cities
San Diego California

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+ - 1,367 957
Boston is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Boston Massachusetts

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+ - 1,267 886
Portland is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Portland Oregon

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+ - 1,226 1,203
Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Los Angeles California

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+ - 1,226 966
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Washington, D.C. United States of America

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+ - 1,080 627
Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Honolulu Hawaii

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+ - 1,234 873
Austin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Austin Texas

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+ - 1,095 754
Denver is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Denver Colorado

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+ - 1,064 996
Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Las Vegas Nevada

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+ - 901 743
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Nashville Tennessee

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+ - 1,595 1,099
Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Kansas City Missouri

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Miami is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Miami Florida

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Charleston is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Charleston South Carolina

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+ - 697 669
Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Minneapolis Minnesota

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+ - 512 555
Santa Barbara is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Santa Barbara California

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+ - 389 368
Santa Monica is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Santa Monica California, USA

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+ - 655 760
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Philadelphia Pennsylvania

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+ - 556 406
Key West is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Key West Florida

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

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+ - 546 446
Savannah is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Savannah Georgia

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+ - 539 617
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

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+ - 269 297
Santa Cruz is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Santa Cruz California, United States of America, North America

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+ - 487 586
San Antonio is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list America's Coolest Cities
San Antonio Texas

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+ - 270 345
Long Beach is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Long Beach California, USA

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+ - 328 280
Boulder is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Boulder Colorado, United States of America, North America

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+ - 265 346
West Hollywood is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list America's Coolest Cities
West Hollywood California, USA

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+ - 501 651
Orlando is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Orlando Florida

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+ - 264 389
Beverly Hills is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Beverly Hills California, USA

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+ - 338 367
Providence is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Providence Rhode Island

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

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+ - 383 502
Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Phoenix Arizona

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+ - 346 395
Madison is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Madison Wisconsin

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+ - 195 308
Carlsbad is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Carlsbad California, USA

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+ - 367 457
Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Charlotte North Carolina

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+ - 429 572
Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Atlanta Georgia

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+ - 240 462
Sacramento is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Sacramento California

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+ - 281 207
Asheville is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Asheville North Carolina

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+ - 473 667
St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list America's Coolest Cities
St. Louis Missouri

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+ - 232 236
Anchorage is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Anchorage Anchorage

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+ - 289 395
Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Milwaukee Wisconsin

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+ - 198 421
Oakland is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Oakland California, USA - United States of America, North America

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+ - 379 636
Dallas is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Dallas Texas

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+ - 133 285
Encinitas is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Encinitas California, USA

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+ - 179 162
Monterey is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Monterey California, USA

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+ - 338 583
Houston is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Houston Texas