Cities America's Coolest Cities  

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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
2,901 1,703
New York City is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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2
2,891 2,018
San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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3
2,582 1,429
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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4
2,597 1,330
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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5
2,146 1,277
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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6
1,875 1,170
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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7
1,883 1,246
Boston is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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8
1,645 1,622
Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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9
1,604 1,195
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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10
1,588 1,173
Portland is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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11
1,386 832
Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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12
1,630 1,111
Austin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Texas
13
1,467 970
Denver is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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14
1,351 1,279
Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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15
1,232 978
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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16
1,094 1,056
Miami is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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17
945 834
Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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18
907 956
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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19
1,752 1,340
Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Missouri
20
830 589
Charleston is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list America's Coolest Cities
South Carolina
21
657 723
Santa Barbara is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list America's Coolest Cities
California
22
542 558
Santa Monica is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list America's Coolest Cities
California, USA
23
708 560
Key West is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Florida
24
755 757
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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25
729 592
Savannah is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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