Summer officially started in the middle of June but July 4th always feels like the unofficial/official kickoff to summer partying.
If you’re looking for a new city to party in this 4th of July weekend, or at any point in the summer of 2016, check this list of the top party cities in America compiled by Wanderu.
Here’s how they compiled the list:
At Wanderu, we want to make sure that you have an unforgettable summer vacation, so we scoured all major cities in the U.S. to find the biggest party hubs in the country. Using information provided by the openly accessible Yelp API, we counted the party establishments in each major city to determine the top destinations for party animals. We compared the total number of bars, dance clubs, beer gardens, country halls, jazz & blues venues, karaoke bars, music venues, piano bars and pool halls – basically, every place where you can have a drink, listen to music and enjoy an awesome time with your friends – to figure out which cities offer the highest variety when it comes to places where you can party like there’s no tomorrow.
The full of a few usual suspects (NY, LA, Chicago) but a couple unexpected towns made it to the list of best party cities like Tampa and Detroit.
To have an incredibly epic summer, start with number and work your way to #1 by Labor Day. Dare you.