Florida 4th Of July Celebrations: The Best + Worst Cities Ranked
The Fourth of July holds a special place in the hearts of Americans, and it’s a holiday celebrated with parades, dazzling fireworks shows, family get-togethers, and trips to the beach. However, with the current high inflation, this patriotic extravaganza can put quite a dent in the wallet. Many people are opting to cut back on their spending to cope with these challenging economic times. In fact, a recent WalletHub survey revealed that 62% of Americans are planning to spend less money on July 4th this year compared to last year.
If you’re looking for the ultimate bang for your buck and a place to celebrate the Fourth of July, WalletHub has just dropped its list of the Best and Worst Places to celebrate the Fourth of July.
To determine the best places to celebrate the most star-spangled occasion, WalletHub compared the 100 largest U.S. cities based on how well they balance holiday cost and fun. The data set of 18 key metrics ranges from average beer and wine prices to the duration of fireworks shows to the Fourth of July weather forecast.
Florida City Ranks In The Top 10 For Best Fourth of July Celebrations
When it comes to fireworks in Florida, there’s a mix of cities that either hit the mark or fall short. One city that stood out in the site’s report in the top 10 is Orlando. It’s no surprise. Orlando is home to some of the most iconic theme parks and resorts, where fireworks are a nightly extravaganza.
Meanwhile, some cities in Florida didn’t quite make the cut when it comes to fireworks celebrations. In the rankings, they have Miami at #35, Jacksonville at #45, and St. Petersburg at #54. Even further on the list is Tampa at #78, and Hialeah at #97. The study highlighted that Miami has one of the highest average beer and wine prices, which played a role in its placement on the list.
As far as the best city for Fourth of July celebrations, they’ve named Los Angeles as their favorite. The worst city on their ranking is Birmingham, AL.
See how other cities ranked with the full study here.