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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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2,744 1,881
San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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2
2,717 1,577
New York City is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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3
2,384 1,334
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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4
2,419 1,243
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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5
1,990 1,196
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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6
1,756 1,079
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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7
1,744 1,162
Boston is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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8
1,535 1,515
Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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9
1,512 1,095
Portland is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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10
1,484 1,131
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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11
1,306 775
Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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12
1,502 1,045
Austin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Texas

13
1,351 903
Denver is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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14
1,266 1,204
Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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15
1,132 913
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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16
1,008 987
Miami is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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17
1,712 1,277
Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Missouri

18
869 782
Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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19
761 543
Charleston is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list America's Coolest Cities
South Carolina

20
835 893
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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21
614 674
Santa Barbara is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list America's Coolest Cities
California

22
502 514
Santa Monica is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list America's Coolest Cities
California, USA

23
659 518
Key West is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Florida

24
412 420
Laguna Beach is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list America's Coolest Cities
junk1 added California, USA

25
673 556
Savannah is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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26
698 716
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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27
447 387
Boulder is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list America's Coolest Cities
beernbugs added Colorado, United States of America, North America

28
338 409
Santa Cruz is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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29
571 689
San Antonio is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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30
324 451
Long Beach is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list America's Coolest Cities
California, USA

31
415 443
Providence is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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32
320 459
West Hollywood is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list America's Coolest Cities
California, USA

33
597 773
Orlando is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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34
431 458
Madison is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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35
397 280
Asheville is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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36
315 295
Anchorage is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Anchorage

37
437 509
Miami Beach is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Florida

38
315 508
Beverly Hills is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list America's Coolest Cities
California, USA

39
365 453
Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list America's Coolest Cities
mrblond added Wisconsin

40
454 603
Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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41
439 556
Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list America's Coolest Cities
North Carolina

42
566 750
St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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43
522 685
Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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44
228 387
Carlsbad is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list America's Coolest Cities
California, USA

45
316 266
Santa Fe is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list America's Coolest Cities
New Mexico

46
271 551
Sacramento is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list America's Coolest Cities
California

47
124 73
Portland is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Maine, USA

48
221 230
Monterey is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list America's Coolest Cities
California, USA

49
191 174
Burlington is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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50
115 68
Niagara Falls is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list America's Coolest Cities
New York, USA