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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32 15
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Washington, USA

2
28 14
Denver is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Colorado, USA

3
23 12
Portland is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Oregon, USA

4
17 7
Salt Lake City is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Utah, USA

5
15 7
Boulder is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Colorado, USA

6
12 5
Asheville is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
kent787 added North Carolina, USA

7
15 8
Bellevue is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Washington, USA

8
18 11
Vancouver is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Washington, USA

9
17 12
Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Hawaii, USA

10
14 9
Salem is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Oregon, USA

11
5 0
Sedona is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
rocky 35 added Arizona, USA

12
11 7
Aurora is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Colorado, USA

13
10 6
Provo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Utah, USA

14
4 0
Fairbanks is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
rocky 35 added Alaska, USA

15
4 1
Flagstaff is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
rocky 35 added Arizona, USA

16
3 0
Anchorage is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
rocky 35 added Anchorage, AK Metropolitan Statistical Area, Alaska

17
3 0
Juneau is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
rocky 35 added Alaska, USA

18
3 0
South Lake Tahoe is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
rocky 35 added California, USA

19
13 11
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
California, USA

20
12 10
Cambridge is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Massachusetts, USA

21
8 6
Madison is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Wisconsin, USA

22
7 5
Greensboro is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
North Carolina, USA

23
6 4
Chattanooga is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
kent787 added Tennessee, USA

24
11 10
Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Wisconsin, USA

25
9 8
Long Beach is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
California, USA

26
6 5
Costa Mesa is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
California, USA

27
5 4
Greenville is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
kent787 added South Carolina, USA

28
5 4
Kent is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Kent Ohio, USA

29
3 2
Johnson City is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
kent787 added Johnson City Tennessee, USA

30
11 11
Boston is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Massachusetts, USA

31
11 11
San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA

32
8 9
Austin is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Texas, USA

33
5 6
Tacoma is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Ohio, USA

34
3 4
Roanoke is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
kent787 added Virginia, USA

35
7 9
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Tennessee, USA

36
6 8
Anaheim is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
California, USA

37
5 7
Roseville is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
California, USA

38
5 7
Jacksonville is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Florida, 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
10 13
Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
California, USA

41
2 4
Knoxville is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
kent787 added Tennessee, USA

42
5 9
Orlando is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Florida, USA

43
3 7
Torrance is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
California, USA

44
5 10
St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Missouri, USA

45
7 13
Miami is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Florida, USA

46
10 17
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Chicago metropolitan area, Illinois, USA