Celebrate Valentine's Day in one of the Top 25 Most Romantics Cities in the US

By USDR

As we anticipate the romance of Valentine’s Day, OpenTable (NASDAQ:OPEN), the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations, is pleased to release its rankings of the 25 Most Romantic Cities in America.

While our nation is known for its diverse food culture, our analysis revealed that romance is a popular dining trend in cities across America.  In order to provide a ranking of cities where romantic dining is inherently part of the culture, the OpenTable Most Romantic Cities Index was calculated using three variables: the percentage of restaurants rated “romantic” according to OpenTable diner reviews; the percentage of tables seated for two; and the percentage of people who dined out for Valentine’s Day last year.

“Throughout history, love, food and romance are inextricably tied together,” said Caroline Potter, Chief Dining Officer of OpenTable. “When we looked at the connection between the number of diners seeking to share a romantic meal and the array of area restaurants offering intimate dining experiences, the data clearly pointed to these as the top cities in which desire is celebrated over dinner.”

The following cities, listed in order, comprise the Top 25 Most Romantic Cities in America. The complete list may also be viewed at http://www.opentable.com/RomanticCities.

Top 25 Most Romantic Dining Cities in America

  1. San Antonio, Texas
  2. St. Louis, Missouri
  3. Providence, Rhode Island
  4. Atlantic City, New Jersey
  5. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  6. Salt Lake City, Utah
  7. Columbus, Ohio
  8. Houston, Texas
  9. Brooklyn, New York
  10. Louisville, Kentucky
  11. Austin, Texas
  12. Ann Arbor, Michigan
  13. Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  14. Nashville, Tennessee
  15. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  16. Boston, Massachusetts
  17. Raleigh, North Carolina
  18. Santa Monica, California
  19. Portland, Oregon
  20. Baltimore, Maryland
  21. Kansas City, Missouri
  22. Indianapolis, Indiana
  23. Miami, Florida
  24. Los Angeles, California
  25. Phoenix, Arizona

For diners still searching for the right restaurant for Valentine’s Day, OpenTable recently released the Diner’s Choice List of theTop 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America. Diners can also find more tips and trends regarding Valentine’s Day on the OpenTable “Dining Check” blog at: http://blog.opentable.com.

All opinions expressed on USDR are those of the author and not necessarily those of US Daily Review.

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