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