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.
|Overall||City||Total||Entertainment & Food||Cost||Access & Safety|
|1||New York, NY||77.23||1||99||6|
|4||Los Angeles, CA||72.63||6||56||47|
|5||San Francisco, CA||72.52||2||97||71|
|6||San Diego, CA||71.51||11||54||39|
|10||Las Vegas, NV||68.55||7||69||84|
Below are a couple of revealing graphics:
Have fun be safe and have a Happy New Year!