New Study Has Determined The Best (And The Worst) Cities In America For 4th Of July Celebrations

best worst 4th july cities


The 4th of July is one of the best, if not the best holidays we celebrate. Not only is it American as fuck (it’s our nation’s birthday, yo) we also get to blow stuff up.

But which city gets their America on the best in this great land of ours?

Thanks to a new study by WalletHub we now have a pretty good idea.

Here’s how they came up with their rankings…

With Independence Day festivities in mind, WalletHub compared the 100 largest U.S. cities based on how well they balance holiday cost and fun. We did so using 16 different metrics such as the duration of fireworks shows, average gas prices, weather forecasts and more. Below, you can find the complete rankings, followed by a detailed methodology and money-saving tips from leading experts.

Here’s their top 20…
1. Seattle, WA
2. Minneapolis, MN
3. Orleans, LA
4. Washington, DC
5. Portland, OR
6. St. Louis, MO
7. San Diego, CA
8. Milwaukee, WI
9. San Francisco, CA
10. Orlando, FL
11. Madison, WI
12. New York, NY
13. Omaha, NE
14. Cincinnati, OH
15. Boston, MA
16. Baltimore, MD
17. Atlanta, GA
18. Pittsburgh, PA
19. Chicago, IL
20. Honolulu, HI

And here are 10 cities that need to get to get their shit together before 2017’s celebration…
100. Laredo, TX
99. North Las Vegas, NV
98. Irving, TX
97. Gilbert, AZ
96. San Bernardino, CA
95. Arlington, TX
94. Garland, TX
93. Newark, NJ
92. Riverside, CA
91. Mesa, AZ

best worst 4th july cities study


Check out the rest of the list along with the hows and whys over at WalletHub.

Fireworks image by Shutterstock

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