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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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2,760 1,600
New York City is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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2
2,770 1,915
San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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3
2,423 1,360
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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4
2,458 1,266
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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5
2,030 1,216
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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6
1,784 1,097
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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7
1,775 1,183
Boston is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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8
1,557 1,540
Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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9
1,532 1,112
Portland is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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10
1,506 1,146
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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1,323 786
Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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12
1,531 1,058
Austin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Texas

13
1,375 921
Denver is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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14
1,282 1,224
Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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15
1,149 933
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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16
1,031 1,006
Miami is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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17
1,722 1,293
Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Missouri

18
883 798
Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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776 557
Charleston is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list America's Coolest Cities
South Carolina

20
848 912
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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21
626 687
Santa Barbara is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list America's Coolest Cities
California

22
514 527
Santa Monica is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list America's Coolest Cities
California, USA

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673 529
Key West is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Florida

24
421 432
Laguna Beach is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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684 569
Savannah is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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26
709 733
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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27
457 399
Boulder is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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346 420
Santa Cruz is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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29
578 702
San Antonio is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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30
423 452
Providence is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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326 468
West Hollywood is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list America's Coolest Cities
California, USA

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327 463
Long Beach is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list America's Coolest Cities
California, USA

33
604 784
Orlando is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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406 287
Asheville is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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324 302
Anchorage is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Anchorage

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437 470
Madison is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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444 520
Miami Beach is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Florida

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321 521
Beverly Hills is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list America's Coolest Cities
California, USA

39
369 466
Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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459 615
Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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534 692
Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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442 563
Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list America's Coolest Cities
North Carolina

43
573 763
St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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44
321 272
Santa Fe is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list America's Coolest Cities
New Mexico

45
229 396
Carlsbad is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list America's Coolest Cities
California, USA

46
272 560
Sacramento is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list America's Coolest Cities
California

47
128 77
Portland is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Maine, USA

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195 178
Burlington is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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224 235
Monterey is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list America's Coolest Cities
California, USA

50
244 512
Oakland is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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