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Alexandria ranked 5th most romantic city in U.S.

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- One of the nation's most romantic cities is in our area, according to ProFlowers.com. Alexandria, Va., noted particularly for the downtown area known as "Old Town," was number five on its list.

"...the downtown area has a high concentration of shops and restaurants lining the enchanting cobblestone streets. The classic vibe of Alexandria certainly sets the stage for a romantic day-to-evening date," according to ProFlowers.

The business ranked cities used the following criteria for the top 200 most populous cities to come up with the top 10.

  1. Percentage of the population that is married
  2. Romantic restaurants per capita
  3. Boutique hotels per capita
  4. Public parks per capita
  5. Walkability score

Here's how Alexandria fared on each:

  1. 46.3% population is married (88th overall)
  2. 5.18 romantic restaurants per capita (17th overall)
  3. 0.46 boutique hotels per capita (22nd overall)
  4. 2.52 public parks per capita (23rd overall)
  5. 61 walkability score (27th overall)

So which cities beat out the Northern Virginia city?

1. Sunnyvale, CA

2. Honolulu, HI

3. Torrance, CA

4. Seattle, WA

See the full list here.

Ready to set up a date night in Alexandria? Check out these ideas, courtesy of VisitAlexandriaVa.com.

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