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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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1
2,709 1,846
San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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2
2,679 1,552
New York City is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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3
2,356 1,309
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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4
2,390 1,226
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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5
1,967 1,179
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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6
1,739 1,059
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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7
1,717 1,151
Boston is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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8
1,522 1,490
Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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9
1,492 1,078
Portland is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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10
1,459 1,118
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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11
1,288 764
Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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12
1,485 1,030
Austin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Texas

13
1,331 892
Denver is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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14
1,252 1,186
Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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15
1,111 901
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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16
997 972
Miami is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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17
1,698 1,263
Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Missouri

18
855 768
Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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19
822 875
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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20
747 534
Charleston is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list America's Coolest Cities
South Carolina

21
606 664
Santa Barbara is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list America's Coolest Cities
California

22
498 502
Santa Monica is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list America's Coolest Cities
California, USA

23
656 504
Key West is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Florida

24
408 407
Laguna Beach is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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25
664 544
Savannah is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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26
684 705
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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27
436 380
Boulder is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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28
336 399
Santa Cruz is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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29
565 684
San Antonio is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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30
323 441
Long Beach is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list America's Coolest Cities
California, USA

31
319 450
West Hollywood is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list America's Coolest Cities
California, USA

32
410 436
Providence is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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33
587 765
Orlando is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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34
424 454
Madison is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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35
384 272
Asheville is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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36
309 289
Anchorage is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Anchorage

37
433 502
Miami Beach is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Florida

38
310 499
Beverly Hills is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list America's Coolest Cities
California, USA

39
450 595
Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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40
357 448
Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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41
517 671
Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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42
432 549
Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list America's Coolest Cities
North Carolina

43
227 379
Carlsbad is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list America's Coolest Cities
California, USA

44
559 743
St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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45
312 259
Santa Fe is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list America's Coolest Cities
New Mexico

46
268 542
Sacramento is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list America's Coolest Cities
California

47
188 168
Burlington is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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48
218 225
Monterey is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list America's Coolest Cities
California, USA

49
119 68
Portland is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Maine, USA

50
239 490
Oakland is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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