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
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Anchorage is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
rocky 35 added Anchorage, AK Metropolitan Statistical Area, Alaska
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Sedona is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
rocky 35 added Arizona, USA
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24 10
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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26 12
Salt Lake City is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Utah, USA
6
14 2
Flagstaff is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
rocky 35 added Arizona, USA
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19 7
Madison is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Wisconsin, USA
8
34 21
Portland is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Oregon, USA
9
39 27
Denver is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Colorado, USA
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20 10
Bellevue is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Washington, USA
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25 15
Boulder is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Colorado, USA
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9 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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9 1
Juneau is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
rocky 35 added Alaska, USA
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20 14
Vancouver is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Washington, USA
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20 14
Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Hawaii, USA
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15 11
Salem is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Oregon, USA
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12 8
Provo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Utah, USA
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5 1
South Lake Tahoe is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
rocky 35 added California, USA
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18 15
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
California, USA
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9 6
Chattanooga is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
kent787 added Tennessee, USA
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13 11
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
Tennessee, USA
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8 6
Greenville is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
kent787 added South Carolina, 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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15 15
San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best US Cities for Nature Lovers
San Francisco Bay Area, California, 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