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The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers 

Ranker Travel
Updated June 2, 2019 2k votes 309 voters 7.4k views 46 items

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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Seattle is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Washington, USA
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Boulder is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Colorado, USA
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Denver is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Colorado, USA
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Portland is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Oregon, USA
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Sedona is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
rocky 35 added Arizona, USA
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Asheville is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
kent787 added North Carolina, USA
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Salt Lake City is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Utah, USA
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Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Hawaii, USA
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Flagstaff is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
rocky 35 added Arizona, USA
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San Diego is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
California, USA
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Juneau is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
rocky 35 added Alaska, USA
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Bellevue is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Washington, USA
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Anchorage is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
rocky 35 added Anchorage, AK Metropolitan Statistical Area, Alaska
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Salem is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Oregon, USA
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Vancouver is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Washington, USA
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Madison is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Wisconsin, USA
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South Lake Tahoe is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
rocky 35 added California, USA
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Chattanooga is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
kent787 added Tennessee, USA
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Austin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Texas, USA
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San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA
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Aurora is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Colorado, USA
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Fairbanks is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
rocky 35 added Alaska, USA
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Greenville is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
kent787 added South Carolina, USA
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Provo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Utah, USA
25
Boston is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Massachusetts, USA