The Best (And Worst) Places To Celebrate The Fourth Of July

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The July 4th holiday is almost here, and a lot of people will be enjoying barbecues, fireworks and more. But it turns out there are some places in this country that are better for celebrating July 4th than others and a new report from WalletHub reveals where they are.

  • The site just came out with their annual list of the Best and Worst Places to celebrate the Fourth of July.
  • They looked at 100 of the largest U.S. cities on 23 key metrics, including average prices of beer and wine, weather forecasts, length of fireworks shows and more.
  • With all that in mind, New York City tops the list of the best place to celebrate the Fourth of July, earning a 77.51 out of 100.
  • New York specifically comes in first for attractions and activities and Fourth of July celebrations, although it is pretty pricey, coming in at 79 for affordability. 

Top Ten Places To Celebrate Fourth of July

  1. New York, NY
  2. San Francisco, CA
  3. Chicago, IL
  4. Minneapolis, MN
  5. Atlanta, GA
  6. Los Angeles, CA
  7. Seattle, WA
  8. Washington, DC
  9. San Diego, CA
  10. St. Paul, MN 
  • On the flipside, Laredo, Texas is the worst place to celebrate the Fourth, earning a 37.54 out of 100, and coming in 98thfor activities and attractions, 96thfor weather and in the bottom half for celebrations and affordability. 

Ten Worst Places to Celebrate Fourth of July

  1. Laredo, TX
  2. San Bernardino, CA
  3. Aurora, CO
  4. Winston-Salem, NC
  5. Hialeah, FL
  6. Gilbert, AZ
  7. Toledo, OH
  8. Chandler, AZ
  9. Long Beach, CA
  10. Lubbock, TX


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