Which US cities rank as the world's greatest cities on water?

Chicago Line Cruises ranked cities by tourist traffic, quality of life, recreation and amenities
  • Chicago Line Cruises ranked the top cities based on quality of life, tourist traffic and local recreation and amenities.
  • Auckland, New Zealand, was ranked no. 1 on the list of the greatest cities near water.
  • Chicago, San Francisco and New York City made the top 10.
  • Los Angeles and Miami landed in the top 20.

Do you ever feel like you just have a natural attraction to the shoreline? Maybe it’s the beauty and relaxation — or just basic survival instincts. Either way, Chicago Line Cruises recognizes our need for the beach, which is why it researched and created its list, 25 Greatest Cities on the Water.