Denver is ranked the third-best city in the country when it comes for shopping at local businesses.

That's according to internet business rating site Yelp, which said it came up with its list by creating a city's "gifting score."

"We created a gifting score for each city by looking at positive reviews mentioning the word 'gift' written by locals for non-chain businesses in specific shopping categories that are popular for the holidays. We then ranked the resulting cities based on the gifting score," Yelp said on its site.

In the ratings, San Diego was ranked No. 1, followed by Austin, Texas at No. 2, Denver at No. 3, Reno, Nevada at No. 4 and Seattle at No. 5.

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