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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
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2,237 1,338
New York City is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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2,044 1,038
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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1,965 1,118
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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1,651 1,011
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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1,462 874
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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1,417 1,000
Boston is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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1,290 1,252
Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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1,310 924
Portland is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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1,119 652
Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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1,275 994
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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1,278 901
Austin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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1,143 776
Denver is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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1,096 1,029
Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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941 771
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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1,612 1,125
Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Kansas City Missouri

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415 387
Santa Monica is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Santa Monica California, USA

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847 859
Miami is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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531 574
Santa Barbara is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Santa Barbara California

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615 446
Charleston is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Charleston South Carolina

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723 688
Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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680 777
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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354 305
Laguna Beach is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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571 418
Key West is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Key West Florida

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566 458
Savannah is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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284 309
Santa Cruz is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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346 294
Boulder is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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563 631
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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284 356
Long Beach is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Long Beach California, USA

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274 362
West Hollywood is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list America's Coolest Cities
West Hollywood California, USA

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489 605
San Antonio is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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273 410
Beverly Hills is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Beverly Hills California, USA

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514 668
Orlando is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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348 380
Providence is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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377 434
Miami Beach is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Miami Beach Florida

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299 218
Asheville is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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359 406
Madison is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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394 516
Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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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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200 321
Carlsbad is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Carlsbad California, USA

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379 470
Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Charlotte North Carolina

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438 587
Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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186 170
Monterey is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Monterey California, USA

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244 476
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
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481 684
St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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206 432
Oakland is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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117 143
Berkeley is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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235 231
Santa Fe is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Santa Fe New Mexico

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385 647
Dallas is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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