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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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2,739 1,590
New York City is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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2
2,760 1,895
San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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3
2,409 1,343
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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4
2,441 1,254
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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5
2,009 1,205
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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6
1,770 1,088
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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7
1,764 1,172
Boston is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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8
1,547 1,528
Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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9
1,524 1,102
Portland is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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10
1,497 1,137
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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11
1,317 778
Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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12
1,517 1,051
Austin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Texas

13
1,367 912
Denver is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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14
1,275 1,214
Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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15
1,140 924
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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16
1,019 997
Miami is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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17
1,716 1,286
Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Missouri

18
876 791
Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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19
769 548
Charleston is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list America's Coolest Cities
South Carolina

20
842 903
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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21
617 681
Santa Barbara is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list America's Coolest Cities
California

22
508 520
Santa Monica is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list America's Coolest Cities
California, USA

23
663 524
Key West is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Florida

24
415 427
Laguna Beach is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list America's Coolest Cities
junk1 added California, USA

25
677 563
Savannah is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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26
705 724
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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27
454 392
Boulder is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list America's Coolest Cities
beernbugs added Colorado, United States of America, North America

28
340 414
Santa Cruz is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list America's Coolest Cities
junk1 added California, United States of America, North America

29
574 696
San Antonio is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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30
418 447
Providence is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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31
323 464
West Hollywood is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list America's Coolest Cities
California, USA

32
324 458
Long Beach is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list America's Coolest Cities
California, USA

33
600 778
Orlando is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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34
402 283
Asheville is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list America's Coolest Cities
beernbugs added North Carolina

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434 464
Madison is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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36
320 297
Anchorage is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Anchorage

37
439 516
Miami Beach is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Florida

38
319 516
Beverly Hills is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list America's Coolest Cities
California, USA

39
366 460
Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list America's Coolest Cities
mrblond added Wisconsin

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457 610
Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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440 560
Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list America's Coolest Cities
North Carolina

42
524 690
Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list America's Coolest Cities
LaiHuynh added Georgia

43
570 758
St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list America's Coolest Cities
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44
319 271
Santa Fe is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list America's Coolest Cities
New Mexico

45
228 394
Carlsbad is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list America's Coolest Cities
California, USA

46
271 558
Sacramento is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list America's Coolest Cities
California

47
194 177
Burlington is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list America's Coolest Cities
beernbugs added Vermont

48
126 76
Portland is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list America's Coolest Cities
Maine, USA

49
222 234
Monterey is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list America's Coolest Cities
California, USA

50
117 71
Niagara Falls is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list America's Coolest Cities
New York, USA