Phoenix, Scottsdale Among Best Cities For Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner and America’s sweethearts planning to spend an average of $143.56 each on the occasion, the personal-finance website WalletHub  released its report on 2018’s Best Places for Valentine’s Day .

To determine the most romantic yet affordable cities for celebrating the Day of Hearts, WalletHub compared 100 of the largest U.S. cities across 23 key metrics, ranging from florists per capita to forecasted precipitation to cost of a three-course meal for two.

Top 20 Places for Celebrating Valentine’s Day
1 San Francisco, CA 11 Austin, TX
2 San Diego, CA 12 Scottsdale, AZ
3 Las Vegas, NV 13 Denver, CO
4 Orlando, FL 14 Washington, DC
5 Chicago, IL 15 San Antonio, TX
6 New York, NY 16 San Jose, CA
7 Portland, OR 17 Minneapolis, MN
8 Seattle, WA 18 Atlanta, GA
9 Honolulu, HI 19 Phoenix, AZ
10 Los Angeles, CA 20 Houston, TX

Valentine’s Day Facts

  • $19.6B: Total Valentine’s Day spending projected for 2018 ($143.56 per person celebrating).
  • $191 vs. $99: Men plan to spend nearly twice as much as women, on average, for Valentine’s Day 2018.
  • $8.5 Billion: Amount Americans will spend on jewelry ($4.7B), flowers ($2B) and candy ($1.8B).
  • 9 Million: Number of marriage proposals made each Valentine’s Day.

To view the full report and your city’s rank, visit: https://wallethub.com/edu/best-and-worst-cities-for-valentines-day/10056/ and for the full infographic, visit: https://wallethub.com/blog/valentines-day-facts/10258