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The Best And Worst Cities To Celebrate 4th Of July This Year

By Stephanie Ogbogu

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Whether you choose to celebrate the meaning of Independence Day, or you just want to enjoy a day off and unlimited ribs, everyone will be looking for the nearest cookout on the 4th of July. No matter what your plans are, your experience may vary depending on what city you choose to celebrate in.

Personal-finance website WalletHub released a report on 2019’s best & worst places for 4th of July celebrations. The report compared the 100 largest cities in the U.S. and how well they balance holiday costs and fun. The data set of 20 key metrics ranges from average beer and wine prices to duration of fireworks shows to Fourth of July weather forecast.

Wondering how your city ranked? Find out below.

Best Cities to Celebrate Fourth of July

  1. New York, NY
  2. Los Angeles, CA
  3. San Diego, CA
  4. Washington DC
  5. Las Vegas, NV
  6. Dallas, TX
  7. Atlanta, GA
  8. Chicago, IL
  9. San Francisco, CA
  10. St. Louis, MO
  11. New Orleans, LA
  12. Scottsdale, AZ
  13. Milwaukee, WI
  14. Baltimore, MD
  15. Philadelphia, PA
  16. Seattle, WA
  17. Denver, CO
  18. Miami, FL
  19. Orlando, FL
  20. Pittsburgh, PA

The cities ranking 80-100 make the bottom 20 on the list, therefore being considered the worst places to enjoy 4th of July.

80. Garland, TX

81. St. Petersberg, FL

82. Tulsa, OK

83. Reno, NV

84. Anchorage, AK

85. Toledo, OH

86. Durham, NC

87. El Paso, TX

88. Baton Rouge, LA

89. Riverside, CA

90. Winston-Salem, NC

91. Aurora, CO

92. Chula Vista, CA

93. Corpus Christi, TX

94. Loredo, TX

95. Bakersfield, CA

96. Birmingham, AL

97. Hialeah, FL

98. Lubbock, TX

99. Memphis, TN

100. San Bernardino, CA

So where do you plan to spend the 4th of July?

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