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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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+ - 2,170 1,290
New York City is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list America's Coolest Cities
New York City New York

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+ - 2,000 994
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Seattle Washington

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+ - 1,907 1,079
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Chicago Illinois

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+ - 1,605 980
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list America's Coolest Cities
New Orleans Louisiana

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+ - 1,428 838
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list America's Coolest Cities
San Diego California

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+ - 1,382 968
Boston is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Boston Massachusetts

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+ - 1,249 1,211
Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Los Angeles California

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+ - 1,277 896
Portland is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Portland Oregon

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+ - 1,241 974
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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+ - 1,091 633
Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Honolulu Hawaii

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+ - 1,245 879
Austin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Austin Texas

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+ - 1,109 758
Denver is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Denver Colorado

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+ - 1,070 1,004
Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Las Vegas Nevada

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+ - 914 750
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Nashville Tennessee

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+ - 1,602 1,102
Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Kansas City Missouri

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+ - 831 841
Miami is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Miami Florida

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+ - 703 671
Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Minneapolis Minnesota

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+ - 591 430
Charleston is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Charleston South Carolina

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+ - 519 558
Santa Barbara is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Santa Barbara California

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+ - 395 372
Santa Monica is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Santa Monica California, USA

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+ - 664 763
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Philadelphia Pennsylvania

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+ - 562 407
Key West is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Key West Florida

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+ - 341 294
Laguna Beach is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Laguna Beach California, USA

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+ - 549 448
Savannah is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Savannah Georgia

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+ - 545 618
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

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+ - 272 299
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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+ - 331 280
Boulder is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Boulder Colorado, United States of America, North America

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+ - 488 589
San Antonio is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list America's Coolest Cities
San Antonio Texas

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+ - 272 347
Long Beach is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Long Beach California, USA

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+ - 267 350
West Hollywood is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list America's Coolest Cities
West Hollywood California, USA

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+ - 506 655
Orlando is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Orlando Florida

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+ - 342 368
Providence is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Providence Rhode Island

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+ - 265 395
Beverly Hills is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Beverly Hills California, USA

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+ - 371 426
Miami Beach is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Miami Beach Florida

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+ - 350 397
Madison is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Madison Wisconsin

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+ - 387 508
Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Phoenix Arizona

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+ - 431 577
Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Atlanta Georgia

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+ - 370 461
Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Charlotte North Carolina

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+ - 196 312
Carlsbad is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Carlsbad California, USA

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+ - 285 210
Asheville is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Asheville North Carolina

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+ - 242 464
Sacramento is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Sacramento California

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+ - 476 672
St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list America's Coolest Cities
St. Louis Missouri

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+ - 235 239
Anchorage is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Anchorage Anchorage

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+ - 292 397
Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Milwaukee Wisconsin

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+ - 200 425
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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+ - 380 639
Dallas is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Dallas Texas

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+ - 180 163
Monterey is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Monterey California, USA

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+ - 133 287
Encinitas is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Encinitas California, USA

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+ - 225 228
Santa Fe is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Santa Fe New Mexico