The 10 Best Places to Spend New Year’s Eve, Mapped
If you're still finalizing your plans for New Year’s Eve, you may want to consider a last-minute getaway. WalletHub recently ran the data to figure out exactly which U.S. cities provide the best New Year’s Eve celebration experiences, and there are a few unexpected metros on the list.
The rankings take into account the number of planned New Year’s events, availability of restaurants and shopping destinations, the relative abundance of party stores, prices, weather, flight delay frequency, and more, comparing 28 different factors across the categories of entertainment and food, cost, and safety and accessibility.
Below are the top 10 cities to spend New Year’s Eve in, according to WalletHub:
1. New York, New York
2. Los Angeles, California
3. Atlanta, Georgia
4. San Diego, California
5. Las Vegas, Nevada
6. Denver, Colorado
7. Orlando, Florida
8. Chicago, Illinois
9. Washington, D.C.
10. San Francisco, California
New York City, with its famous Times Square ball-drop celebration, came in at No. 1, while Los Angeles ranked second and Atlanta came in third. San Diego, California makes a surprising showing, besting the notoriously hard-partying Las Vegas. Orlando’s spot on the list no doubt owes a great deal to the popularity of Disney World’s New Year’s celebrations, while Washington, D.C. got high marks for its safety and accessibility.
Did your city make the list?
Explore the data for yourself in the map below.