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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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2,715 1,852
San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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2
2,685 1,555
New York City is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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3
2,361 1,313
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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4
2,395 1,227
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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5
1,968 1,183
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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6
1,741 1,062
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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7
1,719 1,153
Boston is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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8
1,523 1,494
Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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9
1,499 1,080
Portland is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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10
1,464 1,121
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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11
1,290 767
Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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12
1,489 1,033
Austin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Texas

13
1,335 894
Denver is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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14
1,254 1,192
Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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15
1,117 904
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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16
998 977
Miami is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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17
1,703 1,267
Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Missouri

18
858 773
Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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19
826 877
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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20
748 537
Charleston is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list America's Coolest Cities
South Carolina

21
606 667
Santa Barbara is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list America's Coolest Cities
California

22
498 505
Santa Monica is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list America's Coolest Cities
California, USA

23
657 507
Key West is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Florida

24
409 410
Laguna Beach is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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25
665 547
Savannah is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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26
687 706
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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27
437 381
Boulder is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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28
336 401
Santa Cruz is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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29
566 685
San Antonio is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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30
323 443
Long Beach is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list America's Coolest Cities
California, USA

31
319 452
West Hollywood is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list America's Coolest Cities
California, USA

32
411 437
Providence is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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33
591 766
Orlando is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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34
426 455
Madison is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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35
386 274
Asheville is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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36
310 291
Anchorage is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Anchorage

37
433 504
Miami Beach is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Florida

38
311 501
Beverly Hills is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list America's Coolest Cities
California, USA

39
361 449
Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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452 597
Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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519 674
Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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434 550
Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list America's Coolest Cities
North Carolina

43
314 260
Santa Fe is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list America's Coolest Cities
New Mexico

44
560 744
St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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45
227 382
Carlsbad is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list America's Coolest Cities
California, USA

46
269 544
Sacramento is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list America's Coolest Cities
California

47
120 68
Portland is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Maine, USA

48
189 169
Burlington is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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218 226
Monterey is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list America's Coolest Cities
California, USA

50
239 491
Oakland is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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