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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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2,507 1,618
San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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2
2,432 1,428
New York City is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Places to Go added New York City New York

3
2,138 1,200
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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4
2,207 1,104
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Places to Go added Seattle Washington

5
1,805 1,085
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Places to Go added New Orleans Louisiana

6
1,577 951
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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7
1,396 1,336
Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Places to Go added Los Angeles California

8
1,553 1,074
Boston is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Places to Go added Boston Massachusetts

9
1,400 981
Portland is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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10
1,203 688
Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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11
1,350 1,049
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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12
1,371 950
Austin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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13
1,218 821
Denver is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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14
1,172 1,082
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
1,014 823
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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16
1,646 1,185
Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Kansas City Missouri

17
922 898
Miami is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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18
450 431
Santa Monica is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Santa Monica California, USA

19
664 478
Charleston is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Charleston South Carolina

20
772 724
Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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21
559 608
Santa Barbara is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Santa Barbara California

The Worst Cities in America to Live in or Visit

22
737 814
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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23
614 451
Key West is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Key West Florida

24
374 348
Laguna Beach is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list America's Coolest Cities
junk1 added Laguna Beach California, USA

25
608 492
Savannah is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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26
609 660
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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27
314 342
Santa Cruz is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list America's Coolest Cities
junk1 added Santa Cruz California, United States of America, North America

28
378 326
Boulder is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list America's Coolest Cities
beernbugs added Boulder Colorado, United States of America, North America

The Most Magical Cities in the World

29
305 388
Long Beach is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Long Beach California, USA

30
528 629
San Antonio is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Places to Go added San Antonio Texas

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292 394
West Hollywood is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list America's Coolest Cities
West Hollywood California, USA

32
551 699
Orlando is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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33
289 436
Beverly Hills is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Beverly Hills California, USA

34
404 456
Miami Beach is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Miami Beach Florida

35
366 407
Providence is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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30+ Famous People Born in Countries That Don't Exist Anymore

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335 239
Asheville is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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380 425
Madison is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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38
420 538
Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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39
408 494
Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Charlotte North Carolina

40
263 264
Anchorage is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Anchorage Anchorage

41
478 611
Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list America's Coolest Cities
LaiHuynh added Atlanta Georgia

42
211 344
Carlsbad is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Carlsbad California, USA

The Best US Cities for Live Music

43
200 188
Monterey is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Monterey California, USA

44
257 495
Sacramento is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Sacramento California

45
313 426
Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list America's Coolest Cities
mrblond added Milwaukee Wisconsin

46
503 709
St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Places to Go added St. Louis Missouri

47
258 243
Santa Fe is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Santa Fe New Mexico

48
215 455
Oakland is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list America's Coolest Cities
junk1 added Oakland California, USA - United States of America, North America

49
126 162
Berkeley is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list America's Coolest Cities
beernbugs added Berkeley California, United States of America, North America

50
101 116
Newport Beach is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Newport Beach California, USA