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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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2,603 1,705
San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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2
2,537 1,479
New York City is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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3
2,233 1,249
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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4
2,281 1,151
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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5
1,877 1,121
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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6
1,648 992
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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7
1,447 1,394
Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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8
1,622 1,103
Boston is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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9
1,435 1,014
Portland is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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10
1,234 720
Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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11
1,392 1,079
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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12
1,416 980
Austin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Austin Texas

13
1,258 846
Denver is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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14
1,208 1,113
Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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The Most Beautiful Cities in the US

15
1,050 848
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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16
955 918
Miami is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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17
1,663 1,216
Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Kansas City Missouri

18
699 493
Charleston is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Charleston South Carolina

19
805 740
Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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471 452
Santa Monica is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Santa Monica California, USA

21
576 622
Santa Barbara is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Santa Barbara California

U.S. Airports Ranked from Best to Worst

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763 832
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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630 464
Key West is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Key West Florida

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392 361
Laguna Beach is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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634 507
Savannah is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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631 677
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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27
399 338
Boulder is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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325 354
Santa Cruz is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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The Most Magical Cities in the World

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312 403
Long Beach is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Long Beach California, USA

30
546 641
San Antonio is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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305 406
West Hollywood is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list America's Coolest Cities
West Hollywood California, USA

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568 712
Orlando is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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415 464
Miami Beach is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Miami Beach Florida

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353 248
Asheville is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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298 453
Beverly Hills is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Beverly Hills California, USA

The 35 Coolest Pools in the World

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376 419
Providence is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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394 436
Madison is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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276 270
Anchorage is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Anchorage Anchorage

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431 549
Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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415 509
Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Charlotte North Carolina

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492 627
Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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218 354
Carlsbad is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Carlsbad California, USA

The Best US Cities for Live Music

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207 195
Monterey is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Monterey California, USA

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263 506
Sacramento is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Sacramento California

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323 435
Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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516 716
St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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266 248
Santa Fe is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Santa Fe New Mexico

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222 464
Oakland is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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132 168
Berkeley is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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426 683
Dallas is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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