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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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2,215 1,312
New York City is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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2,025 1,013
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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1,942 1,100
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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1,629 997
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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1,446 856
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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1,402 986
Boston is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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1,273 1,231
Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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9
1,296 909
Portland is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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1,259 982
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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1,103 641
Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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1,262 886
Austin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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1,130 763
Denver is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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1,084 1,016
Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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927 758
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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1,608 1,109
Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Kansas City Missouri

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839 849
Miami is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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606 436
Charleston is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Charleston South Carolina

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717 677
Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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405 378
Santa Monica is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Santa Monica California, USA

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524 566
Santa Barbara is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Santa Barbara California

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674 767
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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565 412
Key West is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Key West Florida

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344 300
Laguna Beach is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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560 452
Savannah is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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342 284
Boulder is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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549 624
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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276 304
Santa Cruz is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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276 350
Long Beach is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Long Beach California, USA

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489 597
San Antonio is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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269 357
West Hollywood is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list America's Coolest Cities
West Hollywood California, USA

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510 663
Orlando is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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347 372
Providence is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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268 401
Beverly Hills is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Beverly Hills California, USA

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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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355 402
Madison is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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295 214
Asheville is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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390 512
Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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437 582
Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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377 467
Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Charlotte North Carolina

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197 319
Carlsbad is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Carlsbad California, USA

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296 402
Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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242 473
Sacramento is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Sacramento California

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480 679
St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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240 242
Anchorage is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Anchorage Anchorage

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182 167
Monterey is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Monterey California, USA

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202 429
Oakland is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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383 644
Dallas is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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233 229
Santa Fe is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Santa Fe New Mexico

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341 594
Houston is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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