Introducing the 25 Most Romantic Cities in America 2016 #savorthelove

As we begin to fete love and romance ahead of Valentine’s Day and on the heels of announcing the 2016 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America, we’re thrilled to release our rankings of the 25 Most Romantic Cities in America 2016. Virginia Beach tops the list — can you guess which other destinations are represented?

2016 Most Romantic Cities in America

Food trends may come and go, but our data indicates that Americans continue to have an appetite for romantic dining. 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.

The following cities, listed in order, comprise the 25 Most Romantic Cities in America 2016. The complete list may also be viewed at //www.opentable.com/m/25-most-romantic-cities-in-america-for-2016/.

The 2016 25 Most Romantic Cities in America are…

  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

And, don’t miss your chance to win dinner for two in the OpenTable #savorthelove Valentine’s Day giveaway.

Do you live in or have you visited one of the 2016 25 Most Romantic Cities in America? Which is one of your #29ReasonstoLoveFebruary? Tell us here or over on FacebookG+, Instagram, Pinterest, or Twitter.