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The Best US Cities for Walking 

Ranker Travel
Updated June 2, 2019 1.5k votes 141 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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New York City is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
New York, USA
2
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
Contiguous United States, USA
3
Boston is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
Massachusetts, USA
4
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
Area codes 215 and 267, Pennsylvania, USA
5
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
Chicago metropolitan area, Illinois, USA
6
Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
Minnesota, USA
7
San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA
8
St. Paul is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
Northern Alberta, Canada
9
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
Pennsylvania, USA
10
Jersey City is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
New Jersey, USA
11
St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
Missouri, USA
12
Baltimore is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
Maryland, USA
13
Cincinnati is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
Ohio, USA
14
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
Washington, USA
15
Cleveland is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
Ohio, USA
16
Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
Wisconsin, USA
17
Buffalo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
New York, USA
18
Rochester is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
New York, USA
19
Newark is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
New Jersey, USA
20
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
Louisiana, USA
21
Detroit is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
Michigan, USA
22
Honolulu is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
Hawaii, USA
23
Richmond is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
Virginia, USA
24
Oakland is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
California, USA
25
Santa Ana is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
Santa Ana California, USA