As the Researcher who did the question Pinkfreud pointed you to, I
learned a lot about how to find this information easily and quickly,
as that was a LOT of work. Therefore, I?m glad I saw this question as
well because I think that all of my searching will help me point you
to the quickest resources for your project. While I wish there was an
easy simple way to do this, there?s not, in will involve a little bit
of research. However, I can cut your time down immensely from what I
learned on the other question.
First, let me make you a list of the 20 largest cities in the US. As
of 2003, the 20 largest cities by Population were?
If you don?t mind my personal opinion here, I would add Orlando, New
Orleans, Miami, Boston, Seattle, Las Vegas, Atlanta, and Tampa to your
list, and remove San Antonio, Detroit, Columbus, Milwaukee, and Fort
Worth. That gets you some of the more popular tourist cities and stays
away from some that aren?t so, well? visited would be the best word?
Now, as far as finding that information, I used a couple sources that
proved invaluable. The main one was Yahoo Travel. The reason I lied
this so much is it would list the top rated items in a given category,
with their address and about 85% of the time, a linked map and what
?neighborhood? it was considered in within the city.
Let?s use NY as an example.
From there I would go to the ?Top Ten Things to Do? Link. If you go
that page and scroll down to the bottom, there?s a Popular Hotels in
NYC section with all the Hotels linked. If you click them, it shows
you the address, map, rates, etc. That would be a huge help in
compiling your hotel portion of your list.
Most cities also have a hotel tab at the top of the page you can see a
listing of them with neighborhoods.
Rated #1 for all New York City Hotels
(4 Reviews, 4 Guides)
User Rating: 4.5 stars - Rate it!
Write a review & enter to win a trip!
Average Price: $159.00
Neighborhood: Midtown [Map it]
Then, if you click the hotel name, you are taken to:
For example? http://travel.yahoo.com/p-hotel-375658-plaza_fifty_hotel-i;_ylt=Ah0.CI4YbiAIbHhy8edPzM.cFmoL
Affinia 50, New York City- Rated # 1 in New York City
155 E 50TH St, New York City, NY 10022
A small link says ?Map? Right next to the address.
Now, onto Restaurants. I would recommend Yahoo Travel once again for
all the same reasons.
When we were at: http://travel.yahoo.com/p-hotel-191501980-new_york_city_hotels-i;_ylt=AlPNggdzurbmqknaX6B85IziphQB
If you look up top, there are a number of tabs. One says ?Restaurants?
Click on it. It?s set up the exact same way as the hotels. A list of
user reviewed restaurants in order, with links for each that you can
click to get the address and a map.
***Now, if this is too narrow and focused in on the city proper for
you, you can use the links above the lists to expand the search
radius. You have City View, Greater Area, which covers NYC and
surrounding areas, and Map View, which plots them all by rating number
on a map for you. I used this as an easy way to find groupings of
things in the same neighborhood considering I?d never been to most of
those cities. Much easier than searching addresses.
Now, as far as bars. Yahoo Travel doesn?t have a listing for the top
rated bars in the cities, so we?re onto a new search. For this one I
would use the website Pickarestaurant.com
They have listings of the bars by city, in a number of categories. Hot
Spots, Sports Bars, Bars and Pubs, Nightclubs, and more. For example,
There are over 1617 Bars and Pubs listed for NYC. The listings have
addresses listed and map links with them. You can get a listing of the
Bars/Restaurants by area/neighborhood as well, which would help you to
categorize them as well. You can also sort by price.
Another good resource would be AOL?s CityGuide. They list the top 10
bars for **many** cities. For example, here?s NYC?s.
http://www.digitalcity.com/newyork/bestbars/ When you click on the
link for the bar, it gives you an address and a map.
Here?s the listing for the #1 rated bar in NYC
I?ve also used Citysearch.com and I think AOL?s Cityguide is much
easier to go through and compile information from.
I wish there was a major list that could just be copied. Trust me!
LOL. I spent many hours on that last question hunting, searching,
digging, and compiling. I hope this information helps you to make your
spreadsheet in the easiest possible manner, this was the fastest ways
I found when working on that other question. As you can see, I can
compile information, and my hosting is back up (So I could do a
spreadsheet, which I could not do for the other question as my hosting
was down). So, if you?d rather have a researcher compile the
spreadsheet for you, feel free to post another question and I could
create that and host it for you and do the work for you. It?s what I
and the other researchers are here for, to help you get what you need!
Just a heads-up, in order to do it for you, if you so choose to use
our services, we would need a list of towns, how many
restaurants/bars/hotels for each area you would like listed, and how
you would want the spreadsheet set up. You may want to review the
pricing guidelines if you so choose to do that as well so that you can
price the question accordingly for the amount of time and effort it
would take. https://answers.google.com/answers/pricing.html
If this answer requires further explanation, please request
clarification before rating it, and I'll be happy to look into this
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