Scottsdale & Tucson Top Ranked Arizona Cities To Celebrate New Years Eve

Graphic courtesy of WalletHub

Clearly Times Square is the most hashtag-worthy spot for ringing in the new year, but for those who are frugal partiers seeking an equally grand experience there are alternatives. While Arizona cities didn’t make the Top Ten Best Cities to Celebrate New Years Eve, Scottsdale and Tucson were the top two side by side at 31 and 32.

Many local businesses are notorious for hiking up their prices when big crowds are in town for a major event. The cheapest hotel rates in New Orleans and Atlantic City, for instance, can rise in excess of 300 and 500 percent, respectively, on New Year’s Eve compared with their normal prices. The last thing you want to do in the final hours of 2017 is ruin your finances over one night of entertainment.

Fortunately, you have plenty of fun yet affordable options for celebrating #NYE2018. To help you decide where to count down to the new year, WalletHub compared the 100 biggest cities based on 25 key indicators of an epic New Year’s Eve celebration. The data sets range from legality of fireworks to average price of a New Year’s Eve party ticket to forecasted precipitation for Dec. 31. Below are the rankings and availability of expert tips and expanded information on methodology.

Curious to know how much cash Americans plan to blow this New Year’s Eve or what makes this festive holiday so festive? Make sure to check out WalletHub’s “50+ New Year’s Eve Facts – Traditions, Spending & More” infographic.

OverallCityTotalEntertainment & FoodCostAccess & Safety
1New York, NY77.231996
2Orlando, FL76.4742175
3Atlanta, GA72.9354188
4Los Angeles, CA72.6365647
5San Francisco, CA72.5229771
6San Diego, CA71.51115439
7Chicago, IL71.1497040
8Miami, FL70.21310072
9Washington, DC69.27108835
10Las Vegas, NV68.5576984
31Scottsdale, AZ59.66297221
32Tucson, AZ59.61341457
42Mesa, AZ54.99661619
43Phoenix, AZ54.8358264
54Chandler, AZ52.4761818
85Gilbert, AZ45.1397137
87Glendale, AZ44.63832270

Below are a couple of revealing graphics:
















Have fun be safe and have a Happy New Year!


1 Comment

  1. Wow! One day a year in Tucson is Great. The other 364 days at best, are somewhere way below average in the land of plenty. Put that in your pipe and smoke it Tucson.

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