With less than a week to go until the July 4th holiday, people across the country are planning their festivities, BBQs and fireworks. While you can have fun anywhere, a new report reveals where the best places to celebrate Independence Day are.

  • WalletHub has just released their annual list of the Best and Worst Places to celebrate the Fourth of July.
  • They compared the 100 largest U.S. cities across 18 key metrics, in the categories of celebrations, affordability, attractions & activities, safety & accessibility and weather.
  • The cities were rated on everything from the legality of fireworks to average beer and wine prices.
  • Los Angeles comes in first, making it the best place to celebrate the holiday.
  • The California city is number one for celebrations, while San Francisco is first for attractions & activities, as well as weather.
  • At the bottom of the list is Birmingham, Alabama, making it the worst place to celebrate the Fourth. It’s dead last for weather and second to last for safety & accessibility.

Top 10 Best Places to Celebrate the Fourth of July

(Check out where your city falls on the list here)

  1. Los Angeles, California
  2. San Francisco, California
  3. New York, New York
  4. Las Vegas, Nevada
  5. Seattle, Washington
  6. San Diego, California
  7. Orlando, Florida
  8. Dallas, Texas
  9. San Antonio, Texas
  10. Milwaukee, Wisconsin

The 10 Worst Places to Celebrate the Fourth of July

  1. Birmingham, Alabama
  2. Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  3. Durham, North Carolina
  4. Hialeah, Florida
  5. Memphis, Tennessee
  6. San Bernardino, California
  7. Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky
  8. Greensboro, North Carolina
  9. Fort Wayne, Indiana
  10. Wichita, Kansas

Source: WalletHub

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