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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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2,402 1,518
San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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2
2,301 1,367
New York City is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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3
2,088 1,062
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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4
2,017 1,136
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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5
1,698 1,025
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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6
1,492 895
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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7
1,449 1,018
Boston is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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8
1,312 1,274
Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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9
1,337 943
Portland is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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10
1,145 659
Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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11
1,300 1,008
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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1,297 914
Austin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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1,168 789
Denver is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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1,112 1,048
Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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958 789
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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1,626 1,139
Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Kansas City Missouri

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870 867
Miami is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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423 397
Santa Monica is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Santa Monica California, USA

19
626 453
Charleston is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Charleston South Carolina

20
540 582
Santa Barbara is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Santa Barbara California

21
732 697
Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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703 783
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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359 314
Laguna Beach is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list America's Coolest Cities
junk1 added Laguna Beach California, USA

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580 424
Key West is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Key West Florida

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577 465
Savannah is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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293 315
Santa Cruz is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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356 299
Boulder is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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579 635
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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288 364
Long Beach is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Long Beach California, USA

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276 371
West Hollywood is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list America's Coolest Cities
West Hollywood California, USA

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499 611
San Antonio is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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527 676
Orlando is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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353 386
Providence is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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276 418
Beverly Hills is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Beverly Hills California, USA

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386 439
Miami Beach is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Miami Beach Florida

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310 222
Asheville is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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365 410
Madison is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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404 519
Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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249 247
Anchorage is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Anchorage Anchorage

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386 475
Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Charlotte North Carolina

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202 326
Carlsbad is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Carlsbad California, USA

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450 592
Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list America's Coolest Cities
LaiHuynh added Atlanta Georgia

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188 175
Monterey is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Monterey California, USA

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303 408
Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list America's Coolest Cities
mrblond added Milwaukee Wisconsin

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246 482
Sacramento is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Sacramento California

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491 688
St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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241 231
Santa Fe is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Santa Fe New Mexico

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209 435
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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118 146
Berkeley is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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87 104
Newport Beach is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Newport Beach California, USA