These Are The Best (And Worst) Cities To Party On New Year’s Eve

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Want to know where you should be partying it up on New Year’s Eve? Or perhaps you’re curious how where you WILL be spending your New Year’s Eve ranks compared to some of the other cities in America?

Well, you are in luck either way because the fine folks over at ranked the 100 largest cities in America on how well they do New Year’s.

Utilizing 17 key factors including things such as the legality of fireworks to the average price of a New Year’s Eve party ticket to the forecasted precipitation they really dug deep to find out which cities are the best. (And conversely, which are the worst.)

Here’s what they came up with…

Best Cities to Celebrate New Year’s Eve
1 Orlando, FL
2 San Francisco, CA
3 Atlanta, GA
4 San Diego, CA
5 Scottsdale, AZ
6 Minneapolis, MN
7 Portland, OR
8 Cincinnati, OH
9 Las Vegas, NV
10 Honolulu, HI

Worst Cities to Celebrate New Year’s Eve
91 San Bernardino, CA
92 Arlington, TX
93 Charlotte, NC
94 Garland, TX
95 Laredo, TX
96 Fort Worth, TX
97 Hialeah, FL
98 Jersey City, NJ
99 Newark, NJ
100 North Las Vegas, NV

Way to go, Detroit! You didn’t make the bottom 10 this time. Progress!

And here’s a chart breaking down the hows and whys some cities scored better (or worse) than others.

Check out the entire ranking and breakdown of all 100 cities over at

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