Online local search and shopping site’s travel guide ranks cities based on yellow pages listings.
DALLAS, TX (PRWEB) June 6, 2005 -- When it comes to finding fun things to do,
Dallas tops the list of cities with the most attractions listed in yellow pages
directories published by Verizon Information Services. The list of the Top 25
Most Fun U.S. Cities appears on the special summer travel page of Verizon superpages.com the premier online shopping and local search
The Web site also includes travel tips from Samantha Brown of the Travel Channel. Her advice covers shopping for trip supplies, packing your luggage, coping with problems en route and finding local information once you arrive at your destination.
When shopping for your trip, Brown suggests saving gasoline by finding – or buying – online. “You can conveniently find local stores, or shop for supplies from thousands of online retailers, by searching on superpages.com,” she says. “Try this first to save time and money.”
The list of Most Fun Cities was compiled from the more than 1,000 locations where Verizon Information Services publishes yellow pages directories.
The Top 25 Most Fun U.S. Cities are:
1. Dallas, Texas
2. Phoenix, Arizona
3. Miami, Florida
4. Boston, Massachusetts
5. Portland, Oregon-Vancouver, Washington
6. Denver, Colorado
7. Atlanta, Georgia
8. Minneapolis, Minnesota
9. Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
10. San Antonio, Texas
11. Cincinnati, Ohio
12. Fort Lauderdale, Florida
13. Baltimore, Maryland
14. Salt Lake City, Utah
15. Northern Kentucky
16. West Palm Beach, Florida
17. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
18. District of Columbia
19. Tucson, Arizona
20. St. Paul, Minnesota
21. New York City (Manhattan)
22. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
23. Tampa, Florida
24. Seattle, Washington
25. Clearwater, Florida
In addition to having the No. 1 Fun City, Dallas, Texas has a total of three cities in the Top 25. Florida is the leading state on the list with five cities, including Miami at No. 3.
Rankings are based on the number of Verizon Information Services directory listings for fun activities including amusement and theme parks, tour guides, nightclubs, casinos, zoos, aquariums, museums, historical places, botanical gardens, observatories or planetariums, golf courses and miniature golf courses, swimming pools, movie theaters and performing arts halls.
“Everybody has his own idea of what’s fun,” says Eric Chandler, vice president of e-commerce marketing for superpages.com. “But we think these listings are representative of the places where a tourist or local resident could have a really good time.”
The complete list of Samantha Brown’s travel tips is available on Verizon superpages.com, the nation’s best Internet directory.
About Samantha Brown:
Samantha Brown is a travel expert and the host of several popular programs on the Travel Channel including Passport to Europe with Samantha Brown, Great Hotels, Interstitials, Girl Meets Hawaii and Great Vacation Homes.
About Verizon superpages.com:
Verizon Information Services, a division of Verizon Communications Corp. (NYSE: VZ), is the nation’s most advanced provider of yellow pages and related shopping information. It has $3.6 billion in revenues from products including: Verizon SuperPages yellow pages; Verizon superpages.com (http://www.superpages.com), the nation’s number 1 Internet directory and a leading online shopping resource; and the superpages on the go information directory offered through Verizon Wireless Get It Now services and on other wireless carriers. The company is the largest publisher of Hispanic directories in the U.S. and the first to provide a Hispanic online shopping resource (http://www.superpages.com/espanol).
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