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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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New York City is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
New York, USA
2
Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
Minnesota, USA
3
St. Paul is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
Northern Alberta, Canada
4
Boston is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
Massachusetts, USA
5
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
Contiguous United States, USA
6
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
Pennsylvania, USA
7
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
Chicago metropolitan area, Illinois, USA
8
St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
Missouri, USA
9
Jersey City is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
New Jersey, USA
10
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
Pennsylvania, USA
11
Cleveland is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
Ohio, USA
12
Cincinnati is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
Ohio, USA
13
Baltimore is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
Maryland, USA
14
San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA
15
Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
Wisconsin, USA
16
Buffalo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
New York, USA
17
Rochester is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
New York, USA
18
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
Washington, USA
19
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
Louisiana, USA
20
Newark is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
New Jersey, 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
Oakland is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
California, USA
24
Richmond is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
Virginia, USA
25
Indianapolis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best US Cities for Walking
Indiana, USA