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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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2,737 1,877
San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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2
2,711 1,574
New York City is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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3
2,378 1,330
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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4
2,414 1,239
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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5
1,987 1,194
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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6
1,753 1,076
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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7
1,742 1,159
Boston is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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8
1,533 1,511
Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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9
1,511 1,091
Portland is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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10
1,483 1,128
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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11
1,305 772
Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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12
1,499 1,043
Austin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Texas

13
1,348 902
Denver is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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14
1,263 1,202
Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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15
1,128 910
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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16
1,006 985
Miami is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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17
1,709 1,276
Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Missouri

18
867 780
Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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19
761 541
Charleston is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list America's Coolest Cities
South Carolina

20
834 889
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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21
612 673
Santa Barbara is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list America's Coolest Cities
California

22
501 513
Santa Monica is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list America's Coolest Cities
California, USA

23
659 516
Key West is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Florida

24
411 419
Laguna Beach is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list America's Coolest Cities
junk1 added California, USA

25
673 554
Savannah is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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26
698 714
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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27
447 385
Boulder is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list America's Coolest Cities
beernbugs added Colorado, United States of America, North America

28
338 407
Santa Cruz is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list America's Coolest Cities
junk1 added California, United States of America, North America

29
570 688
San Antonio is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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30
324 449
Long Beach is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list America's Coolest Cities
California, USA

31
415 441
Providence is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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32
320 457
West Hollywood is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list America's Coolest Cities
California, USA

33
597 771
Orlando is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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34
397 277
Asheville is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list America's Coolest Cities
beernbugs added North Carolina

35
431 456
Madison is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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36
315 293
Anchorage is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Anchorage

37
435 509
Miami Beach is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Florida

38
314 506
Beverly Hills is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list America's Coolest Cities
California, USA

39
365 451
Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list America's Coolest Cities
mrblond added Wisconsin

40
454 601
Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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41
439 554
Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list America's Coolest Cities
North Carolina

42
521 683
Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list America's Coolest Cities
LaiHuynh added Georgia

43
565 748
St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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44
228 385
Carlsbad is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list America's Coolest Cities
California, USA

45
315 264
Santa Fe is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list America's Coolest Cities
New Mexico

46
271 549
Sacramento is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list America's Coolest Cities
California

47
124 71
Portland is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Maine, USA

48
221 227
Monterey is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list America's Coolest Cities
California, USA

49
191 172
Burlington is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list America's Coolest Cities
beernbugs added Vermont

50
114 67
Niagara Falls is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list America's Coolest Cities
New York, USA