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The 25 Most Romantic Cities in America Might Surprise You

As we prepare to celebrate love and romance on Valentine’s Day, OpenTable reveals the rankings of the 25 Most Romantic Cities in America 2018.

While diners across the nation are looking for that special meal on Valentine’s Day, certain cities prove that they are a step above in providing dining experiences that exude romance from the moment you step inside the restaurant. To identify the 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 in 2017.

The following cities, listed in order, comprise the 25 Most Romantic Cities in America 2018.

  1. Biloxi, Mississippi

  2. Birmingham, Alabama

  3. Virginia Beach, Virginia

  4. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

  5. Tulsa, Oklahoma

  6. Baton Rouge, Louisiana

  7. Providence, Rhode Island

  8. Reno, Nevada

  9. Carmel, California

  10. Memphis, Tennessee

  11. Savannah, Georgia

  12. Milwaukee, Wisconsin

  13. Louisville, Kentucky

  14. San Antonio, Texas

  15. St. Louis, Missouri

  16. Omaha, Nebraska

  17. Santa Barbara, California

  18. Salt Lake City, Utah

  19. Austin, Texas

  20. Fort Worth, Texas

  21. Detroit, Michigan

  22. Charleston, South Carolina

  23. Brooklyn, New York

  24. Buffalo, New York

  25. Raleigh, North Carolina

For diners still searching for a terrific table for Valentine’s Day, we recently released the Top 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America for 2018.

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