Culture 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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39 18
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Washington, USA

2
21 8
Salt Lake City is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Utah, USA

3
31 19
Denver is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Colorado, USA

4
17 6
Asheville is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
kent787 added North Carolina, USA

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19 9
Boulder is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Colorado, USA

6
25 15
Portland is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Oregon, USA

7
8 1
Sedona is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
rocky 35 added Arizona, USA

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7 1
Flagstaff is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
rocky 35 added Arizona, USA

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18 13
Vancouver is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Washington, USA

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

11
15 10
Salem is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Oregon, USA

12
6 1
Fairbanks is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
rocky 35 added Alaska, USA

13
5 0
South Lake Tahoe is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
rocky 35 added California, USA

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5 0
Juneau is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
rocky 35 added Alaska, USA

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15 11
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
California, USA

16
12 8
Provo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Utah, USA

17
4 0
Anchorage is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
rocky 35 added Anchorage, AK Metropolitan Statistical Area, Alaska

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17 14
Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Hawaii, USA

19
11 8
Aurora is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Colorado, USA

20
9 7
Madison is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Wisconsin, USA

21
7 5
Chattanooga is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
kent787 added Tennessee, USA

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10 9
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Tennessee, USA

23
8 7
Jacksonville is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Florida, USA

24
8 7
Greensboro is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
North Carolina, USA

25
7 6
Costa Mesa is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
California, USA