10 Best, Worst Cities to Celebrate July 4

The Big Apple promises the best time, while San Bernardino falls last
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 3, 2019 3:40 PM CDT
10 Best, Worst Cities to Celebrate July 4
Enjoy the holiday, wherever you may be!   (Getty Images/SuriyaDesatit)

Tomorrow is Independence Day, meaning you still have time to get to where the best celebrations are going to be. WalletHub tries to suss those out for you, looking at the 100 most populous cities in the nation across five major categories: affordability, attractions and activities, safety and accessibility, the weather, and planned celebrations in the area. Here, the 10 best cities for a bang-up Fourth and their scores on a 100-point scale:

  1. New York: 74.01
  2. Los Angeles: 73.08
  3. San Diego: 68.63
  4. Washington, DC: 68.53
  5. Las Vegas: 68.52
  6. Dallas: 66.10
  7. Atlanta: 65.02
  8. Chicago: 64.07
  9. San Francisco: 62.74
  10. St. Louis: 62.26
Read on for the cities that might be more sparkler than M-80.

The bottom 10:

  1. San Bernardino, Calif.: 34.33
  2. Memphis, Tenn.: 36.35
  3. Lubbock, Texas: 37.01
  4. Hialeah, Fla.:37.95
  5. Birmingham, Ala.: 38.59
  6. Bakersfield, Calif.: 39.98
  7. Laredo, Texas: 41.14
  8. Corpus Christi, Texas: 41.14
  9. Chula Vista, Calif.: 41.15
  10. Aurora, Colo.: 41.57
Check out the full list to see where cities near you rank. (Want to stick around after the fireworks? Here are the best cities for recreation.)

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