Verizon Lists Top 25 Most Fun U.S. Cities

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DALLAS - 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 [] the premier online shopping and local search site.

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," 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 "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 [], 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.

Before becoming a travel television personality, Brown was a working actress in New York City, starring in off-Broadway hits like June Moon and Brutality of Fact. She graduated from Syracuse University with a bachelor of fine arts degree in musical theater.

About Verizon

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 (, 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 (

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