For some people, the Fourth of July is just a day off from work, but others go all out to celebrate the holiday. Some places are also better for celebrating than others and a new report from WalletHub highlights where they are.

  • They’ve just come out with their annual list of the Best and Worst Places for 4th of July Celebrations.
  • The site ranked the 100 largest U.S. cities on 18 key metrics in the categories of celebrations, affordability, attractions & activities, safety & accessibility, and weather.
  • WalletHub looked at everything from legality of fireworks to average beer and wine prices to the duration of fireworks shows.
  • Based on all that, Los Angeles has been named the best place to celebrate the Fourth of July.
  • L.A. comes in first for both weather and celebrations, while St. Paul, Minnesota, ninth overall, is number one for affordability and Jersey City, New Jersey, 71st overall, is first for safety.
  • On the flip side, Birmingham, Alabama, is the worst place to celebrate Independence Day.
  • Aurora, Colorado, is second to last, followed by Laredo, Texas; Garland, Texas and Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Top 10 Places to Celebrate the Fourth of July

  1. Los Angeles, California
  2. New York, New York
  3. Seattle, Washington
  4. Las Vegas, Nevada
  5. Minneapolis, Minnesota
  6. San Francisco, California
  7. San Diego, California
  8. Washington, D.C.
  9. St. Paul, Minnesota
  10. St. Louis, Missouri

Source: WalletHub

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