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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
Places to Go added San Francisco California

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2,257 1,352
New York City is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Places to Go added New York City New York

3
2,063 1,049
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Places to Go added Seattle Washington

4
1,985 1,126
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Places to Go added Chicago Illinois

5
1,667 1,017
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Places to Go added New Orleans Louisiana

6
1,474 883
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Places to Go added San Diego California

7
1,426 1,010
Boston is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Places to Go added Boston Massachusetts

8
1,298 1,261
Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Places to Go added Los Angeles California

9
1,320 932
Portland is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Places to Go added Portland Oregon

10
1,127 656
Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Places to Go added Honolulu Hawaii

11
1,282 1,002
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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12
1,287 905
Austin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Mark Lanzarotta added Austin Texas

13
1,155 782
Denver is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Places to Go added Denver Colorado

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1,100 1,039
Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Places to Go added Las Vegas Nevada

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1,619 1,131
Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Kansas City Missouri

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945 782
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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419 390
Santa Monica is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Santa Monica California, USA

18
856 862
Miami is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Places to Go added Miami Florida

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535 575
Santa Barbara is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Santa Barbara California

20
618 450
Charleston is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Charleston South Carolina

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727 690
Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Places to Go added Minneapolis Minnesota

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688 780
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Places to Go added Philadelphia Pennsylvania

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358 307
Laguna Beach is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list America's Coolest Cities
junk1 added Laguna Beach California, USA

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574 420
Key West is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Key West Florida

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571 460
Savannah is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Places to Go added Savannah Georgia

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290 310
Santa Cruz is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list America's Coolest Cities
junk1 added Santa Cruz California, United States of America, North America

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351 295
Boulder is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list America's Coolest Cities
beernbugs added Boulder Colorado, United States of America, North America

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571 632
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Places to Go added Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

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285 359
Long Beach is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Long Beach California, USA

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274 365
West Hollywood is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list America's Coolest Cities
West Hollywood California, USA

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492 609
San Antonio is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Places to Go added San Antonio Texas

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519 672
Orlando is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Places to Go added Orlando Florida

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350 382
Providence is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Places to Go added Providence Rhode Island

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274 412
Beverly Hills is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Beverly Hills California, USA

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379 435
Miami Beach is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Miami Beach Florida

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303 218
Asheville is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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360 406
Madison is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Places to Go added Madison Wisconsin

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396 517
Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Places to Go added Phoenix Arizona

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242 245
Anchorage is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Anchorage Anchorage

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201 321
Carlsbad is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Carlsbad California, USA

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380 471
Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Charlotte North Carolina

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187 171
Monterey is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Monterey California, USA

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438 589
Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list America's Coolest Cities
LaiHuynh added Atlanta Georgia

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244 477
Sacramento is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Sacramento California

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297 407
Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list America's Coolest Cities
mrblond added Milwaukee Wisconsin

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482 687
St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Places to Go added St. Louis Missouri

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208 432
Oakland is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list America's Coolest Cities
junk1 added Oakland California, USA - United States of America, North America

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118 144
Berkeley is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list America's Coolest Cities
beernbugs added Berkeley California, United States of America, North America

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237 231
Santa Fe is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Santa Fe New Mexico

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85 102
Newport Beach is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Newport Beach California, USA