It is no surprise that Scottsdale, AZ ranked the highest of Arizona cities in WalletHub’s analysis of the 100 Best cities for New Year’s Eve. It is also no surprise that Gilbert came in nearly dead last.
WalletHub’s analysts used 20 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 Dec. 31.”
|WalletHub Ranks Arizona Best cities for New Year’s Eve|
|Total Rank||City||Score||Entertainment & Food||Costs||Safety & Accessibility|
Below WalletHub provides the rankings for the top ten cities led by Orlando, FL and another surpise the top city in the state of New York is Buffalo with New York city at number 38.
A bit of a shocker is last place went to North Las Vegas, Nevada.
|Best Cities for New Year’s Eve||Worst Cities for New Year’s Eve|
|1||Orlando, FL||91||Chula Vista, CA|
|2||San Francisco, CA||92||Henderson, NV|
|3||Atlanta, GA||93||Fort Worth, TX|
|4||Denver, CO||94||Gilbert, AZ|
|5||Buffalo, NY||95||Arlington, TX|
|6||Cincinnati, OH||96||Fremont, CA|
|7||Miami, FL||97||San Bernardino, CA|
|8||St. Louis, MO||98||Garland, TX|
|9||Pittsburgh, PA||99||Newark, NJ|
|10||Las Vegas, NV||100||North Las Vegas, NV|
New Year’s Eve Fun Facts
- 360+ Million – Number of glasses of sparkling wine consumed on New Year’s Eve.
- 11,875 Pounds – Weight of the Times Square Ball, which is covered with 2,688 Waterford Crystal triangles.
- 20 Percent – Share of all charitable donations made in the final 48 hours of the year.
- 48 Percent – Share of parents who plan to count down the last 10 seconds of 2016 with their kids by 9 p.m.
- $10,000 – Average cost of a DUI.