Top 10 Most Romantic Cities in the US -- How You Doin'?

Liz Alterman | Feb 10, 2016 Love & Sex
Top 10 Most Romantic Cities in the US -- How You Doin'?

most romantic cities u.s.With Valentine's Day approaching, you may find yourself longing to be transported to a romantic city like Paris or Venice. If you're stuck on this side of the Atlantic, not to worry -- the United States boasts many a metropolis where love can blossom. Online retail giant Amazon just ranked the top most romantic cities in the US, and the results may surprise you!

If you immediately thought Manhattan, home to that gorgeous, glittering skyline, would claim the top spot, you'd be mistaken. Amazon's list was actually determined by a compilation of sales data collected from cities with more than 100,000 residents on a per capita basis, and includes purchases of romance novels and relationship books, romantic comedies, and a curated list of romantic music by artists such as Barry White and Luther Vandross, as well as the sales of sexual wellness products.

Okay, so it's not exactly scientific, but if you're using Barry White as a barometer for love, we definitely want to know more! Check out this list and see if your city ranks when it comes to romance!

 

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  • #1. Alexandria, VA

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    Anyone who's ever been to Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, knows it's a city loaded with charm. From its brick-lined streets and row houses to its pubs and fine dining restaurants, there are plenty of romantic spots a couple can choose for date night. Simply taking a stroll through the historic streets sounds good to us!

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  • #2. Miami, FL

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    Whether you and your beloved are interested in a day at the beach, boating, or swim-up bars, you're sure to find it in Miami, Florida. Want to go dancing? Head to South Beach and party the night away!

  • #3. Knoxville, TN

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    There's plenty to see and do on a date in Knoxville, Tennessee. The southern city is home to its own zoo and theater as well as the University of Tennessee. The downtown Market Square is a hot spot featuring plenty of shops, restaurants, and, if you hit it on the right day, concerts!

  • #4. Orlando, FL

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    Home to those famous cartoon lovebirds Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Orlando, Florida, comes in fourth on the list of the most romantic cities in the US. Home to theme parks galore, the city never has a dull moment!

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  • #5. Vancouver, WA

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    Vancouver, Washington, boasts a recently revitalized downtown and is nestled between the Cascade Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. You'll find plenty to do in this city on the north bank of the Columbia River.

  • #6. Cincinnati, OH

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    If you and your sweetie love museums or visiting the zoo, you'll find some great date ideas in Cincinnati, Ohio. Miles of outdoor trails are popular with outdoor enthusiasts.

  • #7. Columbia, S.C.

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    The 170-acre Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is one of the popular attractions in Columbia, South Carolina. The capital city boasts art and history museums as well. Enjoy a romantic guided canoe trip through Congaree National Park with your sweetheart.

  • #8. Pittsburgh, PA

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    Known for its three rivers, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was named one of the "Top 15 Places to Go in 2015" by Condé Nast Traveller. Comprised of 90 neighborhoods, this city features tons of great restaurants and plenty of outdoor adventure. 

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  • #9. Round Rock, TX

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    Part of the Greater Austin area, Round Rock, Texas, is one of the fastest-growing cities in the US. Restaurants, entertainment, and outdoor activities abound, so no matter what you and your love fancy, you'll find it.

  • #10. Ann Arbor, MI

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    Recently named the best college town in America by Wallet Hub, Ann Arbor, Michigan, is also a hotbed of romance apparently. Home to the University of Michigan, this bustling area rounds out the top 10 most romantic cities in the US.

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