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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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1,973 744
Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Minnesota
2
1,073 392
Saint Paul, MN is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
BHump added Saint Paul, MN
3
774 321
Duluth is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
DennisDonat added Minnesota, USA
4
818 664
Charleston is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
thecarguy added South Carolina
5
985 821
Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Missouri
6
436 324
Denver is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Tom Derr added Colorado, USA
7
757 624
Savannah is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
KirkSaw added Georgia
8
947 802
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Pennsylvania
9
687 565
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
JimJenkins added Tennessee
10
686 566
Asheville is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
JimJenkins added North Carolina
11
953 818
Portland is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Oregon
12
886 756
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
wharin added Washington
13
549 518
Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
chiguy72 added Wisconsin, USA
14
284 243
Madison is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Tom Derr added Wisconsin, USA
15
525 513
Salt Lake City is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
noaler1 added Utah
16
396 379
Cincinnati, Ohio is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
chaseakins1 added Cincinnati, Ohio
17
483 486
San Antonio is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Goose added Texas
18
544 563
Boulder is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Ron Mexico added Colorado
19
501 522
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Ron Mexico added Pennsylvania
20
433 459
Colorado Springs is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
patrocksteezy added Colorado
21
352 373
St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
MarySSpiegel added Missouri, USA
22
353 378
Boise is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
spudster added Idaho
23
331 354
Providence is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
Rhode Island
24
222 224
Flagstaff is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
bitethelime13 added Arizona, USA
25
378 416
Louisville is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list America's Most Underrated Cities
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