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The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers

List RulesVote 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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    Colorado, USA
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    Seattle

    Washington, USA
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    Sedona

    Arizona, USA
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    San Diego

    California, USA
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    South Lake Tahoe

    California, USA
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    Portland

    Oregon, USA
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    Colorado, USA
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    Honolulu

    Hawaii, USA
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    Salt Lake City

    Utah, USA
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    Juneau

    Alaska, USA
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    San Francisco

    San Francisco Bay Area, California
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    California, USA
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    Torrance

    California, USA
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    Vancouver

    Washington, USA
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    California, USA
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    Madison

    Wisconsin, USA
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    Long Beach

    California, USA
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    Los Angeles

    California, USA
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    Roseville

    California, USA
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    Washington, USA
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