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Old 12-18-2008, 02:46 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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December 17, 2008 – Eventful - the leading source for local events - today released its second annual ‘Most Eventful Cities’ report, which ranks U.S. cities according to the number and diversity of local events for residents and visitors.
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For the second year in a row, Eventful analyzed data for all U.S. cities with a population exceeding 100,000, as well as select cities with smaller populations, examining the quantity and nature of the local events in each market. As one would expect, major markets like New York, Los Angeles and Chicago held several of the top spots. At the same time, many smaller cities made surprise appearances in the rankings due to unexpectedly large number of events for their size. Seattle jumped from thirteenth place to fifth overall this year thanks to its vibrant music scene and its wealth of outdoor activities. San Francisco, meanwhile, held steady in third place due to its abundance of diverse cultural offerings, strong options for singles and proximity to thousands of acres of open space.

Top 25 Most Eventful Cities

1. New York, New York
2. Los Angeles, California
3. San Francisco, California
4. Chicago, Illinois
5. Seattle, Washington
6. Phoenix, Arizona
7. Dallas, Texas
8. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
9. Las Vegas, Nevada
10. San Diego, California
11. Atlanta, Georgia
12. Boston, Massachusetts
13. Houston, Texas
14. Washington D.C.
15. Miami, Florida
16. Tucson, Arizona
17. Minneapolis, Minnesota
18. Denver, Colorado
19. Austin, Texas
20. Nashville, Tennessee
21. Orlando, Florida
22. Tampa, Florida
23. Baltimore, Maryland
24. Albuquerque, New Mexico
25. St. Louis, Missouri

Rankings: ‘Small but Eventful’

City rank
1. Pasadena, CA
2. Berkeley, CA
3. Hartford, CN
4. Cedar Rapids, IA
5. New Haven, CN
6. Syracuse, NY
7. Ann Arbor, MI
8. Gainesville, FL
9. Charleston, SC
10. Columbia, SC


Rankings: Most Eventful Cities by Category

Top Cities for Pet Lovers
1. Los Angeles, California
2. Phoenix, Arizona
3. New York, New York
4. Dallas, Texas
5. San Diego, California
6. Cincinnati, Ohio
7. Austin, Texas
8. Chicago, Illinois
9. San Francisco, California
10. Houston, Texas

Top Cities for Bookworms
1. Los Angeles, California
2. New York, New York
3. Seattle, Washington
4. Las Vegas, Nevada
5. Chicago, Illinois
6. Charlotte, North Carolina
7. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
8. Atlanta, Georgia
9. Phoenix, Arizona
10. Houston, Texas

Top Cities for Wheelers and Dealers

1. Los Angeles, California
2. New York, New York
3. Phoenix, Georgia
4. San Francisco, California
5. Atlanta, Georgia
6. Chicago, Illinois
7. Dallas, Texas
8. San Jose, California
9. Miami, Florida
10. San Diego, California

Top Cities for Family events
1. New York, New York
2. Los Angeles, California
3. San Francisco, California
4. Dallas, Texas
5. Chicago, Illinois
6. Houston, Texas
7. Las Vegas, Nevada
8. Seattle, Washington
9. Tucson, Arizona
10. Phoenix, Arizona

Top Cities for Night Crawlers

1. Los Angeles, California
2. New York, New York
3. Boston, Massachusetts
4. Chicago, Illinois
5. Detroit, Michigan
6. Dallas, Texas
7. Cincinnati, Ohio
8. Washington D.C.
9. San Francisco, California
10. Atlanta, Georgia

Top Cities for Music Lovers

1. New York, New York
2. Branson, Missouri
3. Chicago, Illinois
4. Los Angeles, California
5. Seattle, Washington
6. San Francisco, California
7. Nashville, Tennessee
8. Boston, Massachusetts
9. Las Vegas, Nevada
10. Dallas, Texas

Top Cities for the Outdoors

1. New York, New York
2. Los Angeles, California
3. Seattle, Washington
4. Chicago, Illinois
5. Houston, Texas
6. San Francisco, California
7. Denver, Colorado
8. Miami, Florida
9. Phoenix, Arizona
10. Dallas, Texas

Top Cities for the Performing Arts

1. New York, New York
2. Las Vegas, Nevada
3. Los Angeles, California
4. San Francisco, California
5. Chicago, Illinois
6. New Orleans, Louisiana
7. Dallas, Texas
8. Miami, Florida
9. Seattle, Washington
10. Boston, Massachusetts

Top Cities for Singles

1. New York, New York
2. San Francisco, California
3. Los Angeles, California
4. Las Vegas, Nevada
5. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
6. Phoenix, Arizona
7. Chicago, Illinois
8. Boston, Massachusetts
9. Seattle, Washington
10. Raleigh, North Carolina

Top Cities for Sports

1. Seattle, Washington
2. Denver, Colorado
3. Albuquerque, New Mexico
4. Atlanta, Georgia
5. Baltimore, Maryland
6. St. Louis, Missouri
7. San Antonio, Texas
8. Dallas, Texas
9. Hartford, Connecticut
10. Los Angeles, California

Eventful, Inc. Press Release: THE NEW 2008 ‘MOST EVENTFUL CITIES’ RANKINGS WILL SURPRISE
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Old 12-18-2008, 02:52 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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interesting list, some odd balls on there though. I can't believe LA and Vegas made the top 5 for "Top Cities for Bookworms"
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Old 12-18-2008, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Boston
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interesting list, some odd balls on there though. I can't believe LA and Vegas made the top 5 for "Top Cities for Bookworms"
and how is boston not in the top 10 for bookworms??? has to be one of the most well-read cities in the world.
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Old 12-18-2008, 03:17 PM
 
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How the hell does LA, Las Vegas, Houston, and Atlanta make the top 10 list for bookworm cities? LOL
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Old 12-18-2008, 03:43 PM
 
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This list is so bogus!

Seattle & Denver over Chicago, Boston and Philly for sports? Come on!

NYC over Denver for the Outdoors?
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Old 12-18-2008, 03:44 PM
 
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How is New York the top city for the Outdoors?
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Old 12-18-2008, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Orange, California
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DC doesn't make any of these Top 10 lists. With all of the Smithsonian museums (and the dozen plus non-Smithsonian museums), I would at least think it would crack the Top 10 Cities for Family Events. I mean, Tucson AZ made the list?!?!
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Old 12-18-2008, 05:02 PM
 
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and how is boston not in the top 10 for bookworms??? has to be one of the most well-read cities in the world.
This is a ranking of cities hosting the most literary events...not a ranking of how well-read people are in each city. I'm not even sure how you would measure "well-read-ness".
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Old 12-18-2008, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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Strange how NYC got so high with the outdoors. There's lots of walking in the city, but I don't think that's what they meant. I wonder what they based that category on.
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Old 12-18-2008, 05:06 PM
 
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DC doesn't make any of these Top 10 lists. With all of the Smithsonian museums (and the dozen plus non-Smithsonian museums), I would at least think it would crack the Top 10 Cities for Family Events. I mean, Tucson AZ made the list?!?!
Museums aren't the same as events. If it were a ranking of number and quality of museums, then I'm sure D.C. would be ranked very highly.
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