Yelp Names Top 20 Cities For Local Holiday Shopping

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Yelp has put together its top 20 list for cities to shop local for the holidays.

The company recently commissioned a survey from Nielsen to find out about people's plans for local holiday shopping. It found that eight in ten Americans intend to shop local for the holidays this year.

To come up with the top 20 list, Yelp says it analyzed millions of reviews and business listings to determine the best cities in the U.S. It includes those with the largest concentration of highly-rated, local businesses where shoppers can find gifts. Here's the list:

1. Portland, ME
2. Lawrence, KS
3. St. Petersburg, FL
4. Asheville, NC
5. Santa Cruz, CA
6. Detroit, MI
7. Bend, OR
8. Chapel Hill, NC
9. Wilmington, NC
10. Hoboken, NJ
11. Minneapolis, MN
12. Portland, OR
13. Frederick, MD
14. Flagstaff, AZ
15. New Orleans, LA
16. Worcester, MA
17. Savannah, GA
18. Providence, RI
19. Seattle, WA
20. Baltimore, MD

Here's an infogrpahic Yelp released earlier this month, which features additional findings from the survey:

Image via Yelp

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