The Best Cities for New Year’s Eve

The Best Cities for New Year’s Eve

With New Year’s Eve this weekend and the majority of Americans spending up to $200 each on the occasion per year, WalletHub has released its report on 2017’s Best Places for New Year’s Eve Celebrations. To help Americans ring in the new year without breaking the bank, WalletHub compared the 100 biggest cities across 25 key metrics. The data set ranges from legality of fireworks to average price of a New Year’s Eve party ticket to forecasted precipitation for December 31.

Best Cities for New Year’s Eve. .

1. New York, NY
2. Orlando, FL
3. Atlanta, GA
4. Los Angeles, CA
5. San Francisco, CA
6. San Diego, CA
7. Chicago, IL
8. Miami, FL
9. Washington, DC
10. Las Vegas, NV
11. Seattle, WA
12. Dallas, TX
13. Denver, CO
14. New Orleans, LA
15. Austin, TX
16. Philadelphia, PA
17. Buffalo, NY
18. San Antonio, TX
19. Louisville, KY
20. Birmingham, AL

New Year’s Facts, traditions, spending and more:

  • $1.2 billion — Estimated cost of New Year’s air travel, with at least six million people expected to pay an average of $204 for a round-trip ticket.
  • 8 in 10 Americans — Spend less than $200 on New Year’s Eve.
  • $680 — Difference in the cost for a couple to enjoy dinner and a show on New Year’s Eve in the most expensive (New York) and least expensive (Washington) cities.
  • 360 million+ — Glasses of sparkling wine are drunk each New Year’s Eve.