The United States' hippest metropolis is also its capital, according to Forbes, which released its annual rankings of America's coolest cities yesterday. Just how does one define cool? Entertainment, food, youth and diversity were four key factors. Without further ado, the 10 coolest cities are as follows (click on link for all 20):


  1. Washington, D.C.

  2. Seattle, WA

  3. Austin, TX

  4. Houston, TX

  5. San Francisco, CA

  6. San Diego, CA

  7. Denver, CO

  8. Riverside, CA (wtf?)

  9. Boston, MA

  10. Dallas, TX