Top 10 Chill Cities in the U.S.

The 'city' is known for the hustle of professionals rushing off to work or desperate for one. To some, this daily chaos has a certain appeal but to some, it's a nightmare.

There are those who long to have the 'happenings' and 'seclusion' co-existing and both within arm's reach. For those who long for nature and technology to simultaneously surround them, these are the perfect cities.

10. Boston, Massachusetts

Places to hang out in:

  • Boston Common and Public Garden Swan Boats - some of the best kept parks where you can do more than just sit around
  • Beacon Hill - traditionally been the home of Boston's "old money" families, known locally as "Brahmins"
  • Harvard Art Musuem
  • Fenway Park
  • Copley Square

9. Buffalo, New York

Places to hang out in:

  • Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex
  • Forest Lawn. Provided by: Visit Buffalo Niagara
  • Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park
  • Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site
  • Albright-Knox Art Gallery
  • KeyBank Center
  • Coca-Cola Field

8. Seattle, Washington

Places to hang out in:

  • Pile Place
  • Space Needle
  • Fremont
  • Lakewood
  • Any coffee shop or restaurant with the view of Seattle's beautiful lakes

7. Boulder, Colorado

Places to hang out in:

  • Pearl Street Mall
  • Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art
  • The West End Tavern or Dark Horse
  • Boulder Theater
  • eTown Hall
  • Historic Downtown Boulder

6. Durham, North Carolina

Places to hang out in:

  • Sarah P. Duke Gardens
  • DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center. Provided by: Visit Durham
  • Museum of Life + Science. Provided by: Visit Durham
  • Duke University Chapel. 755 reviews
  • Durham Bulls Athletic Park. 832 reviews
  • Duke University. Provided by: Visit Durham
  • American Tobacco Historic District
  • Cameron Indoor Stadium

5. Detroit, Michigan

Places to hang out in:

  • Dessert Oasis Coffee Roasters
  • Delux Lounge
  • Abick's Bar
  • Punch Bowl Social Detroit
  • Cliff Bell's
  • Rusted Crow Detroit
  • The Bronx Bar
  • Green Dot Stables

4. Nashville, Tennessee

Places to hang out in:

  • Admire the skyline from E.S. Rose Park
  • Tennessee Brew Works
  • See a movie outdoors at Elmington Park
  • Greenhouse Bar
  • Sit trackside at a Nashville Rollergirls game
  • Barista Parlor Golden Sound
  • Mickey's Tavern
  • The Pharmacy
  • Pinewood Social

3. Minneapolis, Minnesota

Places to hang out in:

  • Spyhouse Coffee
  • Minnehaha Falls
  • Modern Times Cafe
  • See a Show at First Avenue
  • Visit the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden
  • First Avenue & 7th St Entry
  • Spend Time at the Lakes

2. Sta. Barbara, California

Places to hang out in:

  • Wineries
  • Shoreline Park
  • Paddleboard and Kayaking Spots
  • State Street
  • Cold Spring Tavern
  • Stearns Wharf

1. Portland, Oregon

Places to hang out in:

  • Go back in time in the retro arcade place, Ground Kontrol
  • The Freakybuttrue Peculiarium and Museum
  • Mississippi Studios and Bar Bar
  • Rimsky-Korsakoffee House
  • Doug Fir Lounge
  • Washington Park
  • Admire The Beauty Of Lan Su Chinese Garden
  • Take A Walk Through An Urban Forest Reserve

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