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Virginia Beach ranked #1 most romantic city in U.S.

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Posted at 4:46 PM, Feb 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-04 16:46:48-05

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The Martin Agency created the famous saying, “Virginia is for lovers,” but it turns out that might actually be true. Virginia Beach has been named the most romantic city in America, according to OpenTable’s Top 25 Most Romantic Cities in America.

OpenTable is a provider of online restaurant reservations. The ranking was calculated by 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.

“The cities on this list, from the charming coastal community that is Virginia Beach to the top dining destination of Chicago, are those in which deliciously romantic dinners are de rigueur for couples in all stages of courtship,” said Caroline Potter, Chief Dining Officer of OpenTable.

OpenTable’s Top 25 Most Romantic Cities in America:

  1. Virginia Beach, Virginia
  2. Newport, Rhode Island
  3. Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  4. Atlantic City, New Jersey
  5. Santa Fe, New Mexico
  6. Birmingham, Alabama
  7. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  8. Omaha, Nebraska
  9. St. Louis, Missouri
  10. Colorado Springs, Colorado
  11. Baltimore, Maryland
  12. San Antonio, Texas
  13. Annapolis, Maryland
  14. Madison, Wisconsin
  15. Fort Worth, Texas
  16. Greenville, South Carolina
  17. Memphis, Tennessee
  18. Louisville, Kentucky
  19. Savannah, Georgia
  20. Austin, Texas
  21. Tulsa, Oklahoma
  22. Greensboro, North Carolina
  23. Chicago, Illinois
  24. Lexington, Kentucky
  25. Columbus, Ohio