These Are the Most Romantic Cities in the U.S. — Number One Is Not What You'd Expect

OpenTable calculated the most romantic cities in the U.S. based on dining behavior.

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25. Atlanta, Georgia

Piedmont Park, Atlanta, Georgia, America

Some cities are better at romance than others, according to a new report by OpenTable.

The reservation site's new study of U.S. cities is meant “to provide a ranking of cities where romantic dining is inherently part of the culture,” according to the company. To determine the rankings, OpenTable looked at three variables: the percentage of restaurants rated “romantic” in onsite reviews, the percentage of tables reserved for two, and the percentage of people who dined out for Valentine’s Day in 2016.

“Because this list is based on actual diner behavior, we’re always excited to see which cities will come out atop the results,” Caroline Potter, OpenTable's chief dining officer, told Travel + Leisure.

And for this ranking, the top city might not be what you expect.

Without further ado, the 25 most romantic cities in the U.S., starting with Atlanta Georgia at #25.

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24. Chicago, Illinois

Chicago skyline aerial view at dusk
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23. Cincinnati, Ohio

Cincinnati downtown overview
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22. Indianapolis, Indiana

Skyscrapers of Indianapolis skyline, Indiana
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21. Nashville, Tennessee

Broadway in downtown Nashville, Tennessee
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20. San Diego, California

San Diego Sunrise
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19. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Ben Franklin bridge and Philadelphia skyline
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18. Houston, Texas

Houston Texas modern skyline at sunset twilight from park
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17. Dallas, Texas

Dallas at sunset
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16. Miami Beach, Florida

Miami South Beach sunrise
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15. Scottsdale, Arizona

Arizona Canal running throgh Scottsdale,Az,USA
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14. Portland, Oregon

Kayak on deck with Portland Oregon USA cityscape in rear
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13. Lahaina, Hawaii

Maui Hawaii resort hotel Pacific ocean beach scenic
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12. Louisville, Kentucky

Louisville, Kentucky Skyline
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11. Charlotte, North Carolina

City skyline with lake in Charlotte in North Carolina
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10. Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore at night
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9. Austin, Texas

Pennybacker Bridge
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8. Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City Scout with View Of Kansas City, Missouri
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7. Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston Townscape
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6. Richmond, Virginia

Richmond Skyline
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5. Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn brownstones - residential district
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4. Memphis, Tennessee

Beale Street Memphis
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3. Savannah, Georgia

Forsyth Park in Savannah, Georgia
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2. St. Louis, Missouri

Night view of the arch in the St. Louis skyline
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1. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Sunrise in Oklahoma

“Oklahoma City is one of the largest in the nation and its nickname The Big Friendly is a great reflection on the warmth of its people—and restaurateurs,” said Caroline Potter, OpenTable's chief dining officer. “The hospitality professionals there understand how to create romantic dining experiences any day of the year—and local diners are clearly taking note.”

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