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List Rules Cities that are well-loved and are not obvious tourist destinations or big cities

When you think of the coolest American cities, you probably imagine places like Los Angeles and New York. But there is so much more to this great nation than those giant hubs of travel and culture. In fact, some of the USA's most underrated cities have just as much to offer, without the hassle of millions of people and tons of traffic. For travelers who want to experience some of the best towns America has to offer, there's no better place than these oft-neglected gems. 

The more up and coming cities in the US may get overlooked at first, but dive deeper and you'll see that they are definitely worth your time. So which are the most underrated cities in America? Baltimore, Maryland, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Houston, Texas are a few that deserve some love. They may not be quite as big as LA or NYC, but they've got just as much architectural beauty, awesome nightlife, and interesting people as any major metropolitan area.

From Portland, Oregon in the west to Providence, Rhode Island in the east, make sure to put these great, underrated cities on your must-visit list.
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1,943 719
Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Minnesota
2
1,052 370
Saint Paul, MN is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
BHump added Saint Paul, MN
3
761 291
Duluth is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
DennisDonat added Minnesota, USA
4
969 800
Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Missouri
5
795 648
Charleston is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
thecarguy added South Carolina
6
744 605
Savannah is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
KirkSaw added Georgia
7
673 549
Asheville is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
JimJenkins added North Carolina
8
667 545
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
JimJenkins added Tennessee
9
924 786
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Pennsylvania
10
933 799
Portland is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Oregon
11
862 740
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
wharin added Washington
12
404 309
Denver is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Tom Derr added Colorado, USA
13
531 504
Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
chiguy72 added Wisconsin, USA
14
271 232
Madison is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Tom Derr added Wisconsin, USA
15
511 503
Salt Lake City is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
noaler1 added Utah
16
379 366
Cincinnati, Ohio is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
chaseakins1 added Cincinnati, Ohio
17
471 476
San Antonio is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Goose added Texas
18
536 550
Boulder is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Ron Mexico added Colorado
19
486 509
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Ron Mexico added Pennsylvania
20
419 449
Colorado Springs is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
patrocksteezy added Colorado
21
338 362
St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
MarySSpiegel added Missouri, USA
22
130 110
Des Moines is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Tom Derr added Iowa, USA
23
372 408
Louisville is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Kentucky
24
342 372
Boise is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
spudster added Idaho
25
320 345
Providence is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Rhode Island