December 14, 2022

2022’s Best Cities for New Year’s – WalletHub Report

With New Year’s around the corner and 70% of Americans spending at least $50 on food and drinks for the occasion, the personal-finance website WalletHub released its report on 2022’s Best Cities for New Year’s.

To determine which cities are the best for safely ringing in the new year without breaking the bank, WalletHub compared the 100 biggest cities across 29 key metrics. The data set ranges from safety and vaccination rates to quality food options and costs.

Best Cities for New Year’s

1. New York, NY 11. Miami, FL
2. Orlando, FL 12. Austin, TX
3. Las Vegas, NV 13. San Antonio, TX
4. San Francisco, CA 14. San Diego, CA
5. Atlanta, GA 15. Nashville, TN
6. Denver, CO 16. Louisville, KY
7. Washington, DC 17. Boston, MA
8. Chicago, IL 18. Philadelphia, PA
9. Los Angeles, CA 19. El Paso, TX
10. Seattle, WA 20. New Orleans, LA

Key Stats

  • 80+ Million – Number of Americans who will travel for the New Year’s holiday this year, with nearly half of them driving to their destination.

  • 59% – Share of Americans who plan to celebrate New Year's Eve with family or friends. Only 37% will attend public events or eat out.

  • $865 – Average cost for a couple to enjoy dinner and a show on New Year's Eve in the three largest cities (New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago).

  • 360+ Million – Number of glasses of sparkling wine that are drunk each New Year's Eve.

Best Cities for NYE 2023

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