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

2
11 1
Sedona is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
rocky 35 added Arizona, USA

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24 11
Salt Lake City is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Utah, USA

4
21 9
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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30 18
Portland is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Oregon, USA

6
35 23
Denver is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Colorado, USA

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6 0
Juneau is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
rocky 35 added Alaska, USA

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21 11
Boulder is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Colorado, USA

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10 2
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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17 10
Bellevue is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Washington, USA

11
13 7
Madison is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Wisconsin, USA

12
7 1
Fairbanks is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
rocky 35 added Alaska, USA

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19 14
Vancouver is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Washington, USA

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South Lake Tahoe is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
rocky 35 added California, USA

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

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

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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

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17 14
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
California, USA

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

21
8 6
Greenville is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
kent787 added South Carolina, USA

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7 5
Chattanooga is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
kent787 added Tennessee, USA

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13 12
Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Wisconsin, USA

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7 6
Kent is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Kent Ohio, USA

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5 4
Roanoke is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
kent787 added Virginia, USA