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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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2,496 1,615
San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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2
2,420 1,425
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
2,128 1,195
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Places to Go added Chicago Illinois

4
2,195 1,103
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Places to Go added Seattle Washington

5
1,791 1,083
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Places to Go added New Orleans Louisiana

6
1,570 947
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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7
1,388 1,330
Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Places to Go added Los Angeles California

8
1,544 1,070
Boston is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Places to Go added Boston Massachusetts

9
1,395 976
Portland is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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10
1,197 687
Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Places to Go added Honolulu Hawaii

11
1,343 1,043
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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12
1,362 948
Austin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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13
1,214 819
Denver is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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14
1,165 1,080
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
1,011 819
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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16
1,645 1,182
Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Kansas City Missouri

17
914 898
Miami is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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18
446 428
Santa Monica is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Santa Monica California, USA

19
661 475
Charleston is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Charleston South Carolina

20
770 720
Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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21
557 605
Santa Barbara is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Santa Barbara California

The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit

22
736 811
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Places to Go added Philadelphia Pennsylvania

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610 449
Key West is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Key West Florida

24
372 344
Laguna Beach is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list America's Coolest Cities
junk1 added Laguna Beach California, USA

25
603 490
Savannah is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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26
606 657
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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27
313 340
Santa Cruz is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list America's Coolest Cities
junk1 added Santa Cruz California, United States of America, North America

28
376 324
Boulder is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list America's Coolest Cities
beernbugs added Boulder Colorado, United States of America, North America

The Most Magical Cities in the World

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302 386
Long Beach is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Long Beach California, USA

30
526 626
San Antonio is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Places to Go added San Antonio Texas

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290 391
West Hollywood is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list America's Coolest Cities
West Hollywood California, USA

32
548 697
Orlando is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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33
288 435
Beverly Hills is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Beverly Hills California, USA

34
335 236
Asheville is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list America's Coolest Cities
beernbugs added Asheville North Carolina

35
365 406
Providence is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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30+ Famous People Born in Countries That Don't Exist Anymore

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401 456
Miami Beach is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Miami Beach Florida

37
379 424
Madison is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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38
419 535
Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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39
407 491
Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Charlotte North Carolina

40
261 262
Anchorage is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Anchorage Anchorage

41
473 611
Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list America's Coolest Cities
LaiHuynh added Atlanta Georgia

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210 342
Carlsbad is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Carlsbad California, USA

The Best US Cities for Live Music

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200 185
Monterey is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Monterey California, USA

44
255 494
Sacramento is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Sacramento California

45
312 424
Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list America's Coolest Cities
mrblond added Milwaukee Wisconsin

46
502 708
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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258 241
Santa Fe is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Santa Fe New Mexico

48
215 453
Oakland is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list America's Coolest Cities
junk1 added Oakland California, USA - United States of America, North America

49
126 158
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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100 114
Newport Beach is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Newport Beach California, USA