This Is the Most Fun City in America

Sin City tops WalletHub's list
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 7, 2022 2:00 PM CST
Looking for Fun? These US Cities Bring It
Party in the USA!   (Getty Images/monkeybusinessimages)

If only Jack Torrance had had a bit more playtime in The Shining, things may have turned out better for everyone. Time to kick back and have a little fun is an important balance to our daily stressors, and some cities host that fun in abundance. WalletHub took a look at more than 180 of the largest US metropolitan areas, examining a whopping five dozen-plus metrics across three main categories: entertainment and recreation, which looks at everything from restaurants, bowling alleys, and other general "fun" venues per capita, to factors like the weather and sports fan friendliness; nightlife and parties (think beer gardens, bars, comedy clubs, and pool halls per capita, as well as the drinking age and time of last call); and cost to do all of these fun things. To probably no one's surprise, Las Vegas tops WalletHub's list. Here, the rest of its top 10:

  1. Las Vegas (No. 1 in both "Entertainment & Recreation," "Nightlife & Parties" categories)
  2. Orlando, Florida
  3. Miami
  4. Atlanta
  5. New Orleans
  6. San Francisco
  7. Austin, Texas
  8. Honolulu
  9. New York
  10. Chicago
Check out which other cities bring the fun. (Here are the best and worst cities in America to raise a family.)

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