Culture The Best US Cities for Walking  

Ranker Travel
1.1k votes 102 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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35 13
New York City is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
New York, USA

2
32 13
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
Contiguous United States, USA

3
35 16
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
Pennsylvania, USA

4
28 10
Boston is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
Massachusetts, USA

5
23 6
Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
Minnesota, USA

6
21 5
St. Paul is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
Northern Alberta, Canada

7
20 7
Jersey City is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
New Jersey, USA

8
19 7
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
Pennsylvania, USA

9
18 6
Cincinnati is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
Ohio, USA

10
18 6
Cleveland is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
Ohio, USA

11
24 13
Baltimore is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
Maryland, USA

12
24 13
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
Chicago metropolitan area, Illinois, USA

13
20 9
St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
Missouri, USA

14
24 16
San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA

15
15 7
Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
Wisconsin, USA

16
16 10
Buffalo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
New York, USA

17
13 10
Rochester is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
New York, USA

18
22 22
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
Washington, USA

19
11 10
Newark is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
New Jersey, USA

20
12 12
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
Louisiana, USA

21
14 15
Detroit is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
Michigan, USA

22
16 21
Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
Hawaii, USA

23
8 14
Oakland is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
California, USA

24
7 13
Richmond is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
Virginia, USA

25
15 26
Portland is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
Oregon, USA