Las Vegas ranked 5th best place for 4th of July

Posted at 7:26 AM, Jun 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-03 09:25:20-04

WalletHub has ranked Las Vegas as the 5th best place to celebrate the 4th of July. New York City was ranked No. 1.

To determine the best places to celebrate the most star-spangled occasion, WalletHub compared the 100 largest U.S. cities based on how well they balance holiday cost and fun. The data set of 20 key metrics ranges from average beer and wine prices to duration of fireworks shows to Fourth of July weather forecast.

Celebrating Fourth of July in Las Vegas (1=Best; 50=Avg.):

  • 21st – Avg. Beer & Wine Prices
  • 55th – Walkability
  • 1st – Legality of Fireworks
  • 1st – Lowest Price of Three-Star Hotel Room
  • 19th – Number of Fourth of July Festivals & Performances
  • 18th – Avg. Price of Fourth of July Party Ticket
  • 1st – Prevalence of Affordable 4.5+ Star Restaurants

Key 4th of July Facts:

  • $6.8 Billion: Amount Americans plan to spend on 4th of July food.
  • 150 Million: Hot dogs are eaten each 4th of July.
  • $1.6+ Billion: Amount we plan to spend on Fourth of July beer and wine.
  • $1+ Billion: Amount we’re expected to spend on fireworks in 2019 (67 percent of fireworks injuries occur within a month of July 4).
  • $5.4 Million: Value of American flags imported annually (mostly from China).
  • 47+ Million: People travel 50+ miles from home for the 4th of July.