Really Strange Rankings
Apparently Fort Worth just doesn't want to have fun. That's according to WalletHub, which places Cowtown in the bottom 10 of its list of the most fun cities in America.
It's No. 142 out of 150, to be exact, which falls below No. 137 Grand Prairie and No. 129 Irving. Austin is the highest-ranking Texas city, showing up at No. 32.
So why is Fort Worth such a wet blanket? Lack of arcades and fro-yo, it seems. Those are two of the many, many elements that make up the Entertainment & Recreation score, of which Fort Worth is awarded No. 139.
Other important considerations for fun include sports facilities, restaurants, movie theaters, parks (both of the natural and amusement variety), and festivals. Pair that with our dismal Nightlife & Parties and Costs rankings (Nos. 134 and 98, respectively), and there you have it: No-Fun City.
But it's interesting to note that in the above-mentioned Nightlife category, Dance Party Index weighs just as heavily as access to bars and music venues, the ability to drink in public, and how many arts and crafts stores we have. Because those things all go together.
As for the rest of Texas, Houston is middle of the road at No. 75, while Dallas falls a bit to No. 91, and San Antonio is all the way down at No. 114. The most fun city in North Texas? That would be Plano at No. 65, despite having some of the fewest dance clubs per capita.