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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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2,733 1,586
New York City is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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2
2,757 1,892
San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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3
2,404 1,340
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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4
2,436 1,252
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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5
2,005 1,203
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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6
1,768 1,086
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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7
1,759 1,169
Boston is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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8
1,541 1,526
Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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9
1,522 1,100
Portland is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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10
1,494 1,134
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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11
1,315 776
Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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12
1,514 1,050
Austin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Texas

13
1,363 908
Denver is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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14
1,274 1,210
Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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15
1,139 921
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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16
1,016 994
Miami is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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17
1,715 1,284
Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Missouri

18
873 788
Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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19
766 547
Charleston is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list America's Coolest Cities
South Carolina

20
840 899
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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21
616 679
Santa Barbara is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list America's Coolest Cities
California

22
506 518
Santa Monica is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list America's Coolest Cities
California, USA

23
662 521
Key West is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Florida

24
414 425
Laguna Beach is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list America's Coolest Cities
junk1 added California, USA

25
676 560
Savannah is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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26
703 720
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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27
453 390
Boulder is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list America's Coolest Cities
beernbugs added Colorado, United States of America, North America

28
340 412
Santa Cruz is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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29
574 694
San Antonio is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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30
418 444
Providence is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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31
322 462
West Hollywood is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list America's Coolest Cities
California, USA

32
324 456
Long Beach is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list America's Coolest Cities
California, USA

33
600 776
Orlando is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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34
434 461
Madison is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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400 282
Asheville is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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36
319 296
Anchorage is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Anchorage

37
438 513
Miami Beach is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Florida

38
317 512
Beverly Hills is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list America's Coolest Cities
California, USA

39
366 457
Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list America's Coolest Cities
mrblond added Wisconsin

40
457 607
Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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440 558
Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list America's Coolest Cities
North Carolina

42
570 755
St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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43
523 687
Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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44
318 269
Santa Fe is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list America's Coolest Cities
New Mexico

45
228 392
Carlsbad is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list America's Coolest Cities
California, USA

46
271 556
Sacramento is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list America's Coolest Cities
California

47
126 74
Portland is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Maine, USA

48
194 175
Burlington is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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222 232
Monterey is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list America's Coolest Cities
California, USA

50
117 69
Niagara Falls is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list America's Coolest Cities
New York, USA