San Francisco Ideal For Shopping Local During Holiday Season
San Francisco is the top city to shop local, according to a survey from Yelp. The company sifted through 142 million reviews on its website to find where the best gifts are to buy and which companies were most popular, SFGate reports. Yelp also combed through reviews that used keywords like gift, present, holiday, Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa to narrow down the best local stores for holiday finds.
Seattle, Chicago, Portland and Austin rounded out the top five cities in the report.
Yelp also commissioned a survey through Harris Poll and found 63% of adults plan to shop local during the holidays. These shoppers are expected to spend $40B at local, independent businesses, according to Yelp.