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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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2,216 1,319
New York City is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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3
2,030 1,017
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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1,946 1,104
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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1,630 1,002
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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1,449 862
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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1,280 1,234
Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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1,404 989
Boston is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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9
1,300 912
Portland is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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10
1,108 642
Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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1,262 984
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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1,265 890
Austin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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1,133 766
Denver is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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1,090 1,017
Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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1,609 1,110
Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Kansas City Missouri

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928 759
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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408 378
Santa Monica is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Santa Monica California, USA

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841 852
Miami is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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717 678
Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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606 439
Charleston is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Charleston South Carolina

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525 568
Santa Barbara is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Santa Barbara California

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674 768
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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347 300
Laguna Beach is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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565 414
Key West is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Key West Florida

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560 453
Savannah is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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342 286
Boulder is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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278 305
Santa Cruz is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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549 625
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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278 351
Long Beach is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Long Beach California, USA

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271 358
West Hollywood is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list America's Coolest Cities
West Hollywood California, USA

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489 599
San Antonio is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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347 374
Providence is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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270 402
Beverly Hills is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Beverly Hills California, USA

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511 664
Orlando is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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375 431
Miami Beach is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Miami Beach Florida

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295 215
Asheville is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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355 403
Madison is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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241 243
Anchorage is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Anchorage Anchorage

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391 513
Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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199 319
Carlsbad is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Carlsbad California, USA

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377 467
Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Charlotte North Carolina

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437 583
Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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183 167
Monterey is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Monterey California, USA

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243 473
Sacramento is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Sacramento California

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296 404
Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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480 681
St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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114 138
Berkeley is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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234 229
Santa Fe is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Santa Fe New Mexico

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203 429
Oakland is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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383 645
Dallas is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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