With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, you and your sweetheart might be thinking about a romantic dinner at your favorite fancy restaurant or maybe a cozy night in. While both of these options are a sweet way to celebrate your relationship, why not extend your celebration and plan a weekend getaway to one of America’s most romantic cities!

To figure out which of America’s cities are the most romantic, we picked a few characteristics we think create an idyllic environment for love. We gathered the top 100 most populous cities and then used the census and other data sources to find the married population, the walk score, the number of restaurants, the number of hotels, the number of parks, museums and movie theaters. After compiling all of this data, the following 10 cities we named our most romantic cities.

Each of the cities has a few top restaurants, hotels and activities listed to help you get started with your itinerary. All you have to do is book and surprise your loved one with a fun weekend away!

Romantic City #1 - New York, New York - Proflowers.com

New York, New York

New York City topped every category we collected data on, aside from the percentage of married people. With over 11,000 restaurants and upwards of 1,300 hotels, there are endless places for you and your loved one to spend a romantic evening.

Selecting just a few restaurants and activities for New York is basically impossible. This is a city with something for everyone. If the options below don’t interest you, don’t worry — there is something in this urban jungle for you.

We confined our ideas to Manhattan to narrow the list.

Population

8,550,405

% Married

43

# of Hotels

1,397

# of Restaurants

11,061

# of Parks

728

# of Museums

351

# of Cinemas

328

Walk Score

89

Romantic Restaurants

One if by Land, Two if by Sea

Per Se

Balthazar Restaurant

Buvette

One of the 77 New York
Michelin star restaurants

Sites To See

Central Park

The High Line

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Greenwich Village

Top of the Rock

Brooklyn Bridge

Places To Stay

Bryant Park Hotel

The Plaza

Gramercy Park Hotel

Romantic City #2 - Los Angeles, California - Proflowers.com

Los Angeles, California

L.A. has more to offer than Hollywood and sunshine (although both of those things are great). Its unique composition of what could be several different towns, all cobbled into one big city, gives each area it’s own vibe. If you prefer the laid back surfer vibe, stick to the beach towns from Santa Monica to Hermosa Beach. For those looking for a city experience, there is plenty of that as well.

Population

3,971,896

% Married

41

# of Hotels

575

# of Restaurants

2,930

# of Parks

279

# of Museums

151

# of Cinemas

198

Walk Score

66

Romantic Restaurants

Fig

The Little Door

Cliff’s Edge

Terrine

Yamashiro Hollywood

Sites To See

Griffith Observatory

Venice Boardwalk

Santa Monica Pier

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

The Broad

Grand Central Market

Places To Stay

Ace Hotel Downtown

Venice Suites

The Hotel California

Romantic City #3 - San Francisco, California - Proflowers.com

San Francisco, California

San Francisco is a city fit for foodies, tech geeks, art lovers, history buffs, architect fanatics and anyone who loves a good sunset. This city is constantly upping its game. In fact, everything in San Francisco has gotten so competitive, from restaurants to jobs to real estate, that it is expanding and pushing the borders of neighboring suburbs. This city has seen a lot of transition, from the hippie counterculture to the dotcom boom. Put San Francisco at the top of your travel list so you can check it out before it changes again!

Population

864,816

% Married

41

# of Hotels

502

# of Restaurants

2,258

# of Parks

292

# of Museums

102

# of Cinemas

77

Walk Score

86

Romantic Restaurants

Coqueta

Ichi Sushi + Ni Bar

Foreign Cinema

Flour + Water

Top of the Mark

Sites To See

Golden Gate Park

Embarcadero

The Ferry Building Market

Bernal Hill

Alemany Farmer’s Market

Dolores Park

Places To Stay

Hotel Zetta

Buchanan

The Scarlet Huntington

Romantic City #4 - Chicago, Illinois - Proflowers.com

Chicago, Illinois

Chicago is the gem of the Midwest. This down-to-earth city is filled with some of America’s friendliest people, fantastic restaurants and a bustling nightlife. If you are visiting in the cooler months, you will enjoy the cozy lounges and shopping scene. Chicago turns into a different city when the temperatures climb. Lake Michigan sets the scene for tons of outdoor activities. The city also hosts Lollapalooza every summer if you are looking to couple your visit with some live music.

Population

2,720,556

% Married

37

# of Hotels

387

# of Restaurants

2,976

# of Parks

499

# of Museums

107

# of Cinemas

76

Walk Score

78

Romantic Restaurants

RM Champagne Salon

Le Colonial

Celeste

Bavette's Bar & Boeuf

Piccolo Sogno

Sites To See

Millennium Park

The Bean

Navy Pier

Shedd Aquarium

Places To Stay

Wicker Park Inn

Ruby Room

Romantic City #5 - Houston, Texas - Proflowers.com

Houston, Texas

While Houston may not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of romance, it has a ton to offer. As one of the largest and most populous cities in the United States, the food scene is rapidly growing as the city becomes increasingly culturally diverse. Museums are also popping up as the booming business economy has led to a growing trend in philanthropy. A park was also recently revived in the heart of the city!

Population

2,298,628

% Married

44

# of Hotels

795

# of Restaurants

2,448

# of Parks

256

# of Museums

61

# of Cinemas

47

Walk Score

48

Romantic Restaurants

Helen

State of Grace

Rainbow Lodge

Quattro

Mockingbird Bistro

Sites To See

Skyspace at Rice University

Westheimer Flea Market

Old Blue House Antique

Museum of Fine Arts Houston

Places To Stay

Hotel Granduca

La Colombe d’Or

The Houstonian

Romantic City #6 - San Diego, California - Proflowers.com

San Diego, California

Much like L.A., San Diego is more like a web of communities all tied together by county lines. One thing all of these neighborhoods have in common is their breezy, welcoming attitude. If you are looking to escape to warmer pastures, you have found your location. The sun will likely be shining, fresh seafood and amazing tacos can be found around nearly every corner and all of the new transplants will be happy to show you around.

Population

1,394,907

% Married

45

# of Hotels

465

# of Restaurants

1,591

# of Parks

289

# of Museums

89

# of Cinemas

48

Walk Score

50

Romantic Restaurants

Mister A’s

Bo Beau’s

Juniper and Ivy

Herringbone

Banker's Hill Bar + Restaurant

Sites To See

Torrey Pines

Balboa Park

Hotel Del Coronado

One of the many breweries

Cabrillo National Monument

Places To Stay

Hotel Indigo

Pacific Terrace Hotel

La Jolla Shores Hotel

Romantic City #7 - San Antonio, Texas - Proflowers.com

San Antonio, Texas

San Antonio is a beautiful city full of old world culture and architecture. Home to the famous Alamo, this city’s historic district makes you feel like you are in a little village rather than the seventh largest city in the U.S. San Antonio boasts the largest Mexican-style market outside of Mexico and the beautiful River Walk is perfect for late night strolls. Pack your bags, but save some room for the beautiful western art you may be bringing home.

Population

1,413,881

% Married

46

# of Hotels

509

# of Restaurants

1,097

# of Parks

143

# of Museums

42

# of Cinemas

52

Walk Score

36

Romantic Restaurants

Il Sogno Osteria

Bliss

Bella on the River

The Guenther House

18 Oaks

Sites To See

The Alamo

The River Walk

Market Square

La Villita Historic District

San Antonio Museum of Art

Places To Stay

Riverwalk Bed & Breakfast

Noble Inns

The Emily Morgan

Romantic City #8 - Seattle, Washington - Proflowers.com

Seattle, Washington

Aside from the ‘90s, now is the best time to visit Seattle. Old neighborhoods are flourishing into vibrant enclaves with restaurants and galleries. The grunge scene has transformed into the hipster scene, which is great for all the music-lovers, foodies and coffee connoisseurs. While the passing showers can put a damper on things, don’t let them stop you from checking out the parks and nearby mountains. Be sure to get outside when you visit this great city. Surrounded by mountains and the Puget Sound, there is a lot of beauty to take in.

Population

684,443

% Married

41

# of Hotels

170

# of Restaurants

1,538

# of Parks

288

# of Museums

57

# of Cinemas

46

Walk Score

73

Romantic Restaurants

Sitka & Spruce

Canlis

Bar Cantinetta

The Pink Door

The Walrus and the Carpenter

Sites To See

Pike Place Market

Space Needle

Experience Music Project

Chihuly Garden

Discovery Park

Places To Stay

Pan Pacific Hotel

Hyatt at Olive 8

Kimpton Alexis

Romantic City #9 - Las Vegas, Nevada - Proflowers.com

Las Vegas, Nevada

Las Vegas is the perfect getaway for the couple that is looking to cut loose. If you want to have maximum amounts of fun, this could be the place for you! With impressive, sweeping hotels, five star restaurants and tons of entertainment, Vegas has plenty to offer. Start saving because you can’t leave Vegas without spending a little and risking a lot!

Population

623,769

% Married

44

# of Hotels

450

# of Restaurants

1,863

# of Parks

149

# of Museums

34

# of Cinemas

35

Walk Score

40

Romantic Restaurants

L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon

Nobu

The Barrymore

Morels French Steakhouse & Bistro

Alizé

Sites To See

The Venetian

CityCenter Mall

The Grand Canyon

Cirque du Soleil

The Neon Museum

Places To Stay

Encore

The Bellagio

Mandarin Oriental

Romantic City #10 - Washington, D.C. - Proflowers.com

Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. is an often-overlooked tourist destination for those not mandated to visit with the rest of their eighth grade classmates. This city has seen a dramatic transformation in the last few decades and, just like the cherry trees, it’s blossoming. It is incredibly walkable, full of fantastic restaurants, free museums and to top it off, DC is one of America’s cleanest cities. Get out your history books and get ready for those monuments!

Population

672,228

% Married

31

# of Hotels

286

# of Restaurants

1,331

# of Parks

108

# of Museums

129

# of Cinemas

40

Walk Score

77

Romantic Restaurants

Le Diplomate

Rose’s Luxury

Rasika

Fiola Mare

Blue Duck Tavern

Sites To See

The Mall

The Capitol Building

The White House

Georgetown

Arlington Cemetery

Places To Stay

The Hay-Adams

The Dupont Circle

The Four Seasons Georgetown