Coolest Cities in the United States 2024

What are the coolest cities to visit in the United States?

If you’re looking to take a vacation to a city somewhere in the United States, it might as well be one of the coolest cities the U.S. has to offer. What makes a city “cool?”

What makes a city a “cool city?” A cool city typically has great restaurants and bars, distinct walkable neighborhoods, and easy ability to immerse oneself in all that the city has to offer. The city typically has a rich history, with important landmarks or a strong intrinsic identity and culture that distinguishes its residents and makes them proud to be from their home. The city also has uniqueness and something that sets it apart from other cities.

The ten coolest cities in the United States are:

  1. New York City
  2. Chicago
  3. San Francisco
  4. Seattle
  5. New Orleans
  6. Portland
  7. Los Angeles
  8. San Diego
  9. Boston
  10. Honolulu

New York City is the coolest city in the United States. With a population of over 8.6 million people, it also the largest city in the United States. Of New York’s five boroughs, Manhattan is its major commercial and cultural hub and is what people typically think of when they say “The City.” Home to the famous Times Square, Statue of Liberty, Broadway, and Central Park, the Big Apple has a lot to offer. New York City is particularly popular during the holidays, where visitors and residents can see the Radio City Christmas Spectacular and attend the New Years’ Eve Ball Drop in Times Square. Many can say that the people of New York City are what add to the experience and distinct culture of the city.

Honolulu is the most unique of these cities, located in Hawaii and far away from the mainland U.S. Honolulu is the smallest of these cities, with a population of 347,397. The island city is known for being one of the best cities for young couples despite being the third-most-expensive city in the United States. Honolulu boasts dining, nightlife, shopping, famous white sand beaches, and its volcanic Diamond Head crater. Honolulu also has historic sites, such as the USS Arizona, relating to the World War II attack on Pearl Harbor.

Seven of the 10 cities are located in the West, one in the East, one in the Midwest, and one in the South. Honolulu is the smallest city, with a population of 347,397 and New York City is the largest city with a population of over 8.6 million people. A majority of the coolest cities are also at the top of the list of the most gay-friendly cities in the United States, especially San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, and Seattle, which take the top four spots on that list.

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Coolest Cities in the United States 2024