America's Coolest Cities

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

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

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    San Francisco California

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

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    New York City New York

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    Seattle is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list America's Coolest Cities

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    Seattle Washington

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    Chicago is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list America's Coolest Cities

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    Chicago Illinois

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    New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list America's Coolest Cities

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    New Orleans Louisiana

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    San Diego is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list America's Coolest Cities

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    San Diego California

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    Boston is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list America's Coolest Cities

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    Boston Massachusetts

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    Portland is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list America's Coolest Cities

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    Portland Oregon

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    Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list America's Coolest Cities

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    Washington, D.C. United States of America

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    Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list America's Coolest Cities

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    Los Angeles California

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    Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list America's Coolest Cities

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    Honolulu Hawaii

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    Austin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list America's Coolest Cities

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    Austin Texas

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    Denver is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list America's Coolest Cities

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    Denver Colorado

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    Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list America's Coolest Cities

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    Kansas City Missouri

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    Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list America's Coolest Cities

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    Las Vegas Nevada

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    Nashville is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list America's Coolest Cities

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    Nashville Tennessee

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    Miami is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list America's Coolest Cities

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    Miami Florida

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

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    Charleston South Carolina

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    California, USA

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    Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list America's Coolest Cities

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    Minneapolis Minnesota

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    Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list America's Coolest Cities

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    Philadelphia Pennsylvania

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    Laguna Beach is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list America's Coolest Cities

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    Laguna Beach California, USA

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    Key West is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list America's Coolest Cities

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    Key West Florida

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    Savannah is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list America's Coolest Cities

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    Savannah Georgia

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    California, United States of America, North America

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    West Hollywood is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list America's Coolest Cities


    West Hollywood California, USA

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    California, USA

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    Long Beach is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list America's Coolest Cities


    Long Beach California, USA

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    Carlsbad is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list America's Coolest Cities

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    Carlsbad California, USA

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    Providence is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list America's Coolest Cities

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    Providence Rhode Island

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    Miami Beach is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list America's Coolest Cities


    Miami Beach Florida

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    Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list America's Coolest Cities


    Charlotte North Carolina

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    California

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    St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list America's Coolest Cities

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    St. Louis Missouri

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    Oakland is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list America's Coolest Cities

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    Oakland California, USA United States of America, North America

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    Asheville is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list America's Coolest Cities

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    Asheville North Carolina

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    Encinitas is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list America's Coolest Cities

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    Encinitas California, USA

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    Dallas is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list America's Coolest Cities

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    Dallas Texas

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    Monterey is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list America's Coolest Cities

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    Monterey California, USA

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    Oxnard is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list America's Coolest Cities

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    Oxnard California, USA

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    Anchorage is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list America's Coolest Cities

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    Anchorage Anchorage

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