San Antonio is the 9th best U.S. city to celebrate Independence Day
Though the saying goes, "Everything is bigger in Texas," that might not necessarily be true about the state's Fourth of July celebrations. A new report by personal finance website WalletHub says there are eight U.S. cities that do it better than San Antonio.
Despite earning high recognition for the holiday's popularity in the city, San Antonio only came in at No. 9 in WalletHub's "Best and Worst Places for 4th of July Celebrations." Dallas (No. 8) was the only Texas city to rank higher than San Antonio, while Austin ranked No. 21. That may come as a surprise to some who live in the capital city.
The report compares the 100 biggest cities in the nation across 18 metrics like affordability, variety of attractions and activities on July 4th, weather favorability, and safety.
California cities dominate the top 10, with Los Angeles and San Francisco taking the top two spots, respectively, and San Diego coming in at No. 6. The remaining cities that round out the top 10 are New York City (No. 3), Las Vegas (No. 4), Seattle (No. 5), San Diego (No. 6), Orlando (No. 7), and Milwaukee (No. 10).
San Antonio's worst rank was for safety (No. 90), with additional room for improvement on affordability (No. 27), and variety of recreational activities (No. 30).
Here's a look at how other Texas cities stacked up:
- No. 15 – Houston
- No. 26 – Plano
- No. 31 – El Paso
- No. 29 – Fort Worth
- No. 50 – Irving
- No. 51 – Arlington
- No. 69 – Laredo
- No. 82 – Lubbock
- No. 90 – Garland