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Yelp’s Top 20 Cities to Shop Local in 2015



Have you started your holiday shopping yet? Yelp recently commissioned an online survey with Harris Poll which found that 64% of Americans plan to shop at local businesses this holiday season, and those local shoppers plan to spend an average of $258 each! Here at Yelp, we’re thrilled that so many Americans plan to support their local economies this holiday season by spending a big chunk of change on Main Street.

So our next questions is…where to shop? We culled through millions of Yelp reviews to find out which cities in the U.S. are the best for finding gifts. To determine this list, we created a gifting score for each city by looking at reviews mentioning the word “gift” at businesses in specific shopping categories that are popular for the holidays. We then ranked those cities based on the gifting score and included up to two cities per state. Voila!

Click through to see some of the best shopping spots in each of Yelp’s top 20 cities to shop local for the holidays, and get ready for some gift-giving inspiration:

1. Philadelphia, PA

2. Honolulu, HI

3. Seattle, WA

4. Oakland, CA

5. Portland, OR

6. Oklahoma City, OK

7. New Orleans, LA

8. Burbank, CA

9. Brooklyn, NY

10. Denver, CO

11. Providence, RI

12. Rochester, NY

13. Louisville, KY

14. Reno, NV

15. Austin, TX

16. Minneapolis, MN

17. Scottsdale, AZ

18. Washington, DC

19. Tulsa, OK

20. Las Vegas, NV

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