Minneapolis is one of the most "unexpectedly romantic" cities in the country, says Yahoo

According to Yahoo, the Stone Arch "is made for romantic strolls."
According to Yahoo, the Stone Arch "is made for romantic strolls."

Minneapolis' love culture is getting some love from Yahoo, as the City of Lakes was named one of the country's "10 unexpectedly romantic cities."

-- Minneapolis sixth-horniest city; St. Paul considerably less aroused, study finds
-- Twin Cities 15th "most romantic" city, says
-- St. Paul has the 10th most hot single babes

"Romance easily blooms in cities that can boast the Golden Gate Bridge or the top of the Empire State Building," writes Yahoo's Melissa Burdick Harmon. "But take a closer look, and you will find special places for memory-making moments all over America."

Here's what she has to say on Minneapolis' behalf:

For natural beauty with a big-city vibe

Minneapolis, with its booming big-city feel, combined with its 180 parks, 22 lakes, and 80 miles of bike paths and trails, is a perfect destination for couples who want a mix of sophistication and time alone with nature. Book a room at the 24-room Nicollet Island Inn, on an island in the Mississippi. Its romance package is lovely [really Yahoo, "romance package"?], and you can venture out to stroll through pretty neighborhoods lined with Victorian homes. The city's Chain of Lakes offer abundant opportunities for romantic strolls complete with skyline views. Choose pretty Lake of the Isles, with lots of privacy-promoting nooks and crannies, for a late summer, early fall picnic. Go for drinks in the speakeasy-themed bar called Prohibition, at the hip Minneapolis W Foshay. Contact the Hitching Company for a horse-drawn carriage ride along the riverfront, along cobblestone streets and across the Stone Arch Bridge. In winter, cozy blankets are provided. On a less sophisticated note, you can take the light rail to the Mall of America, to get married in the "Chapel of Love," or renew your wedding vows on the mall's roller coaster.

Renewing your wedding vows on a rollercoaster... the height of romance!

The unranked list also includes Cleveland, Lanai City (Hawaii), Long Beach, Little Rock, Pittsburgh, Providence, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, and Washington, D.C.

And if you don't have a special someone with whom you can enjoy Minneapolis skyline-view walks and cozy blankets, there's always Sneaky Pete's, right?

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