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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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2,559 1,662
San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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2
2,493 1,454
New York City is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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3
2,182 1,226
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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4
2,245 1,129
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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5
1,841 1,102
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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6
1,608 970
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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7
1,420 1,361
Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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8
1,587 1,090
Boston is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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9
1,417 996
Portland is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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10
1,220 697
Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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11
1,371 1,063
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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12
1,396 962
Austin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Austin Texas

13
1,237 831
Denver is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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14
1,193 1,087
Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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The Most Beautiful Cities in the US

15
1,032 831
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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16
940 906
Miami is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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17
1,655 1,197
Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Kansas City Missouri

18
684 481
Charleston is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Charleston South Carolina

19
459 439
Santa Monica is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Santa Monica California, USA

20
784 729
Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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21
566 612
Santa Barbara is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Santa Barbara California

US Cities with the Best Culture

22
752 821
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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23
621 456
Key West is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Key West Florida

24
380 352
Laguna Beach is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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25
618 499
Savannah is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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26
619 666
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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27
322 347
Santa Cruz is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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28
387 332
Boulder is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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The Most Magical Cities in the World

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309 392
Long Beach is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Long Beach California, USA

30
536 633
San Antonio is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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297 399
West Hollywood is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list America's Coolest Cities
West Hollywood California, USA

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560 706
Orlando is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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33
294 442
Beverly Hills is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Beverly Hills California, USA

34
373 414
Providence is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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35
408 462
Miami Beach is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Miami Beach Florida

The 35 Coolest Pools in the World

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339 246
Asheville is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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37
387 430
Madison is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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38
428 542
Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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39
414 502
Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Charlotte North Carolina

40
267 268
Anchorage is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Anchorage Anchorage

41
485 619
Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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42
213 348
Carlsbad is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Carlsbad California, USA

The Best US Cities for Live Music

43
205 191
Monterey is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Monterey California, USA

44
260 500
Sacramento is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Sacramento California

45
317 430
Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list America's Coolest Cities
mrblond added Milwaukee Wisconsin

46
508 712
St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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264 245
Santa Fe is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Santa Fe New Mexico

48
219 458
Oakland is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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49
106 117
Newport Beach is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Newport Beach California, USA

50
130 165
Berkeley is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list America's Coolest Cities
beernbugs added Berkeley California, United States of America, North America