Twelve Texas cities rank among the Top-100 Cities to Celebrate the 4th of July.
Personal finance website WalletHub compared the 100 largest U.S. cities based on how well they balance holiday cost and fun.
Dallas ranks highest in Texas at #6 nationally, ranking 5th for celebrations and 10th for affordability. Dallas is one of six Metroplex cities to be ranked among the Top-100: Ft. Worth is 33rd; Plano, 46th; Irving, 52nd; Arlington, 77th; and Garland, 80th.
Austin ranked 26th, while Houston was 27th and San Antonio, 45th. El Paso finished 87th; Corpus Christi was 93rd; Laredo, 94th; and Lubbock was 98th.
The number-one city to celebrate the 4th of July in America is New York City, followed—in order—by, Los Angeles, San Diego, Washington DC and Las Vegas.
To determine the best and worst cities for celebrating Independence Day, WalletHub compared the 100 most populated U.S. cities across five key dimensions: 1) Fourth of July Celebrations, 2) Affordability, 3) Attractions & Activities, 4) Safety & Accessibility and 5) Fourth of July Weather Forecast.
The full report can be found at: wallethub.com/edu/best-4th-of-july-celebrations