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Sunday, December 17, 2017

With the upcoming fall season bringing cooler weather to enjoy more activities indoors and out, the personal-finance website WalletHub took a close look at 2017′s Most Fun Cities in America.

To help Americans find the cities with the greatest number and variety of cheap, fun activities, WalletHub’s data crunchers compared the 150 largest U.S. cities across 58 key metrics, ranging from fitness clubs per capita to movie costs to average open hours of breweries.

Top 20 Most Fun Cities in America
1 Las Vegas, NV 11 Denver, CO
2 Orlando, FL 12 Los Angeles, CA
3 New York, NY 13 Cincinnati, OH
4 Miami, FL 14 St. Louis, MO
5 Portland, OR 15 Tampa, FL
6 Atlanta, GA 16 Philadelphia, PA
7 San Francisco, CA 17 Washington, DC
8 New Orleans, LA 18 Austin, TX
9 Chicago, IL 19 Houston, TX
10 San Diego, CA 20 Seattle, WA

Key Stats

  • Scottsdale, Arizona, has the most public golf courses (per square root of population), 0.0608, which is 38 times more than in Cleveland, the city with the fewest at 0.0016.
  • New York has the most restaurants (per square root of population), 10.8523, which is 48.4 times more than in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, the city with the fewest at 0.2241.
  • San Francisco has the highest percentage of the population with walkable park access, 99.5 percent, which is 4.8 times higher than in Louisville, Kentucky, the city with the lowest at 20.6 percent.
  • New York has the most park playgrounds (per square root of population), 0.5749, which is 17.4 times more than in Hialeah, Florida, the city with the fewest at 0.0330.
  • San Francisco has the most performing-arts theaters (per square root of population), 0.8877, which is 54.1 times more than in Brownsville, Texas, the city with the fewest at 0.0164.
  • San Francisco has the most fitness centers (per square root of population), 1.9271, which is 26.8 times more than in Newark, New Jersey, the city with the fewest at 0.0718.
  • New York has the most bars (per square root of population), 1.5343, which is 40.7 times more than in Fontana, California, the city with the fewest at 0.0377.
  • San Francisco has the most dance clubs (per square root of population), 0.1919, which is 106.6 times more than in Anchorage, Alaska, the city with the fewest at 0.0018.
  • Albuquerque, New Mexico, has the lowest average beer price (per six-pack), $6.71, which is 1.7 times lower than in New York, the city with the highest at $11.53.
  • Port St. Lucie, Florida, has the lowest movie costs, $6.21, which is 2.4 times lower than in Los Angeles and Oxnard, California, the cities with the highest at $14.81.

To view the full report and your city’s rank, please visit:
https://wallethub.com/edu/most-fun-cities-in-the-us/23455/

POSTED: 09/19/17 at 10:25 am. FILED UNDER: Business, News