DECEMBER 16, 2015

2015's best and worst cities to celebrate New Year’s Eve

With New Year’s Eve just around the corner and 70 percent of Americans celebrating the day in some way, including large, organized events and party-hopping, the personal finance website WalletHub took an in-depth look at 2015’s Best & Worst Cities to Celebrate New Year’s Eve. To help New Year’s Eve celebrants find the most fun and affordable spots for counting down to 2016, WalletHub’s analysts compared the 100 most populated cities across 17 key metrics. The data set ranges from the legality of fireworks to the average price of a New Year’s Eve party ticket to the forecasted precipitation on New Year’s Eve.

Best Cities to Celebrate New Year’s Eve Worst Cities to Celebrate New Year’s Eve
1 Orlando, FL 91 San Bernardino, CA
2 San Francisco, CA 92 Arlington, TX
3 Atlanta, GA 93 Charlotte, NC
4 San Diego, CA 94 Garland, TX
5 Scottsdale, AZ 95 Laredo, TX
6 Minneapolis, MN 96 Fort Worth, TX
7 Portland, OR 97 Hialeah, FL
8 Cincinnati, OH 98 Jersey City, NJ
9 Las Vegas, NV 99 Newark, NJ
10 Honolulu, HI 100 North Las Vegas, NV

Key Stats
The average price of a New Year’s Eve party ticket in Pittsburgh, Pa., is seven times higher than in Greensboro, N.C.
The price of a three-star hotel on New Year’s Eve is seven times higher in Honolulu than in Tucson, Ariz.
Orlando, Fla., has 6 times as many restaurants per capita as Phoenix, Ariz.
Miami has 45 times as many jewelry shops per capita as North
Las Vegas, Nev. Orlando, Fla., has 21 times as many nightlife options per capita as Hialeah, Fla.
The violent crime rate in Detroit is 40 times higher than in Irvine, Calif.

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