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The top 5 cities to be in on the 4th of July!

Updated: Jul 3

Happy 4th of July!




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In celebration of the birth of our nation, I thought I’d give you some fun Independence Day facts.


For starters, I thought I’d talk about the top 5 American cities for 4th of July celebrations. WalletHub, a personal finance company that encourages and enables people to be financially healthy, conducted a survey asking “What are the best and worst places to celebrate the 4th of July?” They took the 100 largest cities in the U.S. and compared how they balance holiday cost and fun. Their survey weighted the fireworks shows, the average food and beverage prices, hotel costs, and even the weather forecast.



Based on their results, here are the top 5 U.S. cities for 4th of July celebrations—where you get the most bang for your buck, so to speak!


#1: Los Angeles.

#2: San Francisco.

#3: New York City

#4: Las Vegas

#5: Seattle



And here are some more fun facts about the 4th of July!


Each 4th of July, about 150 million hot dogs are eaten.


The oldest Independence Day parade was held in 1785 in Bristol, Rhode Island.


Congress made Independence Day a paid federal holiday in 1941.


57% of Americans own an American flag.


32% of Americans planned to purchase patriotic merchandise for the 4th of July.


65% of Americans planned to attend a 4th of July picnic.



Fireworks


Over 14,000 fireworks displays are held each 4th of July; 42% of Americans attend 4th of July fireworks displays.


It costs between $10-50,000 to host a municipal fireworks display.



Favorite festivities:


65% of people attend a cookout, barbeque, or picnic

42% attend a fireworks show or community celebration

14% go on vacation

50.7 million Americans said they would travel 50 or more miles from home on the 4th of July this year, with 4.17 million people traveling by plane and 85% of people driving.


However you choose to celebrate, Happy 4th of July! Have a safe and wonderful holiday!

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