Travel The Best US Cities for Walking  

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884 votes 74 voters 35 items

List Rules Vote up any American city that is great for walkers.

The best cities for walkers invite you to take a stroll and see the sights. Some great U.S. cities for pedestrians feature grid street designs for easy navigation, while other good American cities for walking have beautiful weather all year round. A few good US cities for walking are among the most populated in the world, meaning you'll have lots of good company as you explore that footpath.

What destinations will you find on this list of the top U.S. cities for walking? Restaurants, theaters, museums, and more are all easily connected by New York City sidewalks. Fans of casual strolls can also head over to Central Park to get a taste of nature in the heart of the Big Apple. Like New York, Chicago is easy to navigate on foot by locals and tourists alike. Other good cities featured on this list include Milwaukee, San Diego, and Washington, DC.

It's up to you to determine which U.S. city is the best when it comes to walking. Vote your picks up to the top of the list, and get in on the conversation in the comments section.

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1
32 7
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
Pennsylvania, USA

2
23 9
New York City is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
New York, USA

3
20 8
Boston is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
Massachusetts, USA

4
22 12
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
Contiguous United States, USA

5
20 10
San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA

6
19 9
Baltimore is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
Maryland, USA

7
15 5
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
Pennsylvania, USA

8
18 9
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
Chicago metropolitan area, Illinois, USA

9
14 5
Cincinnati is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
Ohio, USA

10
14 5
Cleveland is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
Ohio, USA

11
13 4
Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
Wisconsin, USA

12
15 7
St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
Missouri, USA

13
14 6
Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
Minnesota, USA

14
14 6
Jersey City is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
New Jersey, USA

15
13 5
St. Paul is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
Northern Alberta, Canada

16
12 6
Rochester is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
New York, USA

17
13 8
Buffalo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
New York, USA

18
13 10
Detroit is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
Michigan, USA

19
9 7
Newark is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
New Jersey, USA

20
10 10
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
Louisiana, USA

21
15 18
Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
Hawaii, USA

22
14 20
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
Washington, USA

23
14 20
Portland is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
Oregon, USA

24
6 10
Richmond is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
Virginia, USA

25
6 12
Oakland is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
California, USA

26
4 10
Indianapolis is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
Indiana, USA

27
10 26
Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
California, USA

28
7 22
Miami is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
Florida, USA

29
9 29
Denver is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
Colorado, USA

30
5 21
Long Beach is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
California, USA

31
4 19
Anaheim is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
California, USA

32
8 31
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
California, USA

33
2 14
Santa Ana is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
California, USA

34
3 19
San Jose is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
Silicon Valley, California, USA

35
5 30
Austin is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
Texas, USA