Culture The Best US Cities for Walking  

Ranker Travel
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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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36 14
New York City is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
New York, USA
2
26 7
Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
Minnesota, USA
3
36 17
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
Area codes 215 and 267, Pennsylvania, USA
4
32 14
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
Contiguous United States, USA
5
23 6
St. Paul is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
Canada
6
29 12
Boston is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
Massachusetts, USA
7
21 7
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
Pennsylvania, USA
8
22 9
St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
Missouri, USA
9
20 7
Jersey City is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
New Jersey, USA
10
19 6
Cleveland is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
Ohio, USA
11
19 6
Cincinnati is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
Ohio, USA
12
25 13
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
Chicago metropolitan area, Illinois, USA
13
25 14
Baltimore is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
Maryland, USA
14
16 7
Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
Wisconsin, USA
15
24 17
San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA
16
17 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 22
Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
Hawaii, USA
23
7 13
Richmond is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
Virginia, USA
24
8 15
Oakland is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
California, USA
25
4 11
Indianapolis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
Indiana, USA