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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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San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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New York City is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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Chicago is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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Seattle is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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San Diego is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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Boston is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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Portland is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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Austin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Austin Texas

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Denver is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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Nashville is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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Miami is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Kansas City Missouri

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

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

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

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

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Laguna Beach is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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Savannah is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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Boulder is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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Santa Cruz is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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America's Most Underrated Cities

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San Antonio is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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Long Beach is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Long Beach California, USA

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West Hollywood is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list America's Coolest Cities
West Hollywood California, USA

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Orlando is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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Providence is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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Asheville is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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Miami Beach is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Miami Beach Florida

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Beverly Hills is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Beverly Hills California, USA

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Madison is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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Anchorage is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Charlotte North Carolina

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Carlsbad is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Carlsbad California, USA

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Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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Monterey is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Monterey California, USA

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

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Santa Fe is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Santa Fe New Mexico

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Oakland is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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Dallas is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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Berkeley is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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