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The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers  

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1.6k votes 258 voters 5.9k 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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Boston is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Massachusetts, USA
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Kent is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Kent Ohio, USA
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Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Wisconsin, USA
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Aurora is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Colorado, USA
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Jacksonville is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Florida, USA
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Costa Mesa is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
California, USA
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Johnson City is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
kent787 added Tennessee, USA
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Austin is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Texas, USA
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Knoxville is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
kent787 added Tennessee, USA
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Anaheim is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
California, USA
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Tacoma is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Ohio, USA
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Long Beach is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
California, USA
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Miami is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Florida, USA
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Cambridge is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Massachusetts, USA
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Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
California, USA
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Roseville is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
California, USA
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St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Missouri, USA
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Torrance is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
California, USA
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New York City is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
New York, USA
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Orlando is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Florida, USA
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Chicago is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Chicago metropolitan area, Illinois, USA