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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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San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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2,336 1,383
New York City is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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3
2,050 1,154
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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4
2,116 1,077
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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1,718 1,042
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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6
1,515 910
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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7
1,331 1,293
Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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1,479 1,032
Boston is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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9
1,349 953
Portland is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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10
1,159 668
Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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11
1,311 1,019
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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1,312 923
Austin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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1,177 799
Denver is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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1,127 1,060
Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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978 796
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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1,628 1,151
Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Kansas City Missouri

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881 877
Miami is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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428 405
Santa Monica is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Santa Monica California, USA

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633 459
Charleston is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Charleston South Carolina

20
542 588
Santa Barbara is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Santa Barbara California

21
739 704
Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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708 789
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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363 321
Laguna Beach is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list America's Coolest Cities
junk1 added Laguna Beach California, USA

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591 431
Key West is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Key West Florida

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586 471
Savannah is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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299 320
Santa Cruz is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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361 305
Boulder is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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584 641
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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292 371
Long Beach is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Long Beach California, USA

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279 378
West Hollywood is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list America's Coolest Cities
West Hollywood California, USA

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504 617
San Antonio is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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531 684
Orlando is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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357 391
Providence is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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279 424
Beverly Hills is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Beverly Hills California, USA

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318 227
Asheville is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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389 445
Miami Beach is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Miami Beach Florida

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369 414
Madison is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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407 523
Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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251 250
Anchorage is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Anchorage Anchorage

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391 481
Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Charlotte North Carolina

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204 329
Carlsbad is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Carlsbad California, USA

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455 599
Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list America's Coolest Cities
LaiHuynh added Atlanta Georgia

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191 177
Monterey is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Monterey California, USA

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304 411
Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list America's Coolest Cities
mrblond added Milwaukee Wisconsin

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247 484
Sacramento is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Sacramento California

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494 692
St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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244 233
Santa Fe is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Santa Fe New Mexico

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210 440
Oakland is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list America's Coolest Cities
junk1 added Oakland California, USA - United States of America, North America

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119 150
Berkeley is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list America's Coolest Cities
beernbugs added Berkeley California, United States of America, North America

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90 106
Newport Beach is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Newport Beach California, USA