Cities The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers  

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List Rules Vote up any American city that is great for nature enthusiasts.

Do you love the great outdoors? Maybe you should consider moving to one of the spots on this list. Some great U.S. cities for nature lovers feature lots of parks, while other good American cities for nature lovers sit at the base of breathtaking mountain ranges or next to the ocean. Whatever climate you prefer, you'll find great US cities for nature lovers well represented here.

What destinations will you find on this list of the top U.S. cities for nature lovers? Denver offers plenty of fun activities, including bike tours, paddle boarding, and golf. The short distance between Rocky Mountain National Park and the city is also a plus for Colorado nature lovers. Seattle is another ideal city for nature lovers to visit or move to. Central Park is a nature lover's oasis right in the heart of New York City. Other good areas featured on this list include Chicago, Honolulu, and Portland.

Which city is the best for nature lovers? Give your favorites a thumbs up to move them to the top of the list, and please add any great locales that are missing.

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31 13
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Washington, USA

2
27 13
Denver is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Colorado, USA

3
23 11
Portland is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Oregon, USA

4
17 6
Salt Lake City is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Utah, USA

5
14 7
Boulder is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Colorado, USA

6
14 8
Bellevue is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Washington, USA

7
17 11
Vancouver is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Washington, USA

8
10 5
Asheville is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
kent787 added North Carolina, USA

9
16 12
Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Hawaii, USA

10
13 9
Salem is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Oregon, USA

11
4 0
Fairbanks is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
rocky 35 added Alaska, USA

12
10 7
Aurora is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Colorado, USA

13
9 6
Provo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Utah, USA

14
3 0
Sedona is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
rocky 35 added Arizona, USA

15
12 10
Cambridge is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Massachusetts, USA

16
11 9
Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Wisconsin, USA

17
8 6
Madison is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Wisconsin, USA

18
7 5
Greensboro is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
North Carolina, USA

19
6 4
Chattanooga is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
kent787 added Tennessee, USA

20
2 0
Flagstaff is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
rocky 35 added Arizona, USA

21
2 0
South Lake Tahoe is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
rocky 35 added California, USA

22
2 0
Anchorage is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
rocky 35 added Anchorage, AK Metropolitan Statistical Area, Alaska

23
2 0
Juneau is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
rocky 35 added Alaska, USA

24
12 11
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
California, USA

25
6 5
Costa Mesa is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
California, USA

26
5 4
Kent is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Kent Ohio, USA

27
3 2
Johnson City is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
kent787 added Johnson City Tennessee, USA

28
11 11
Boston is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Massachusetts, USA

29
8 8
Long Beach is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
California, USA

30
8 8
Austin is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Texas, USA

31
4 4
Greenville is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
kent787 added South Carolina, USA

32
10 11
San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA

33
7 8
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Tennessee, USA

34
5 6
Tacoma is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Ohio, USA

35
5 6
Jacksonville is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Florida, USA

36
3 4
Roanoke is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
kent787 added Virginia, USA

37
2 3
Knoxville is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
kent787 added Tennessee, USA

38
6 8
Anaheim is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
California, USA

39
12 15
New York City is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
New York, USA

40
5 7
Roseville is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
California, USA

41
10 13
Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
California, USA

42
5 8
Orlando is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Florida, USA

43
7 11
Miami is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Florida, USA

44
5 9
St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Missouri, USA

45
3 7
Torrance is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
California, USA

46
10 16
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Chicago metropolitan area, Illinois, USA