We think Dallas-Fort Worth is a pretty great place in which to celebrate New Year's Eve, but apparently WalletHub doesn't agree.
Despite lots of places serving up special menus and the "first-ever social networked New Year's Eve block party" planned in Uptown Dallas, the personal finance website places Fort Worth and a handful of other North Texas cities near the bottom of its list of the best and worst places to spend New Year's Eve.
Using 17 key metrics, WalletHub analyzed 100 of the nation's biggest cities to produce the list. Things like the cost of party tickets and hotel room rate hikes were factored in, along with the amount of nightlife options, forecasted precipitation, and safety and crime rates.
Fort Worth ranks a dismal 96 out of 100, with Garland (No. 94) and Arlington (No. 92) not far away. Dallas shows up at No. 44; Plano comes in at No. 72, Irving at No. 77.
Fort Worth is one of the most consistently low-ranked cities on the list: 88th for entertainment and food, 83rd for costs, and 86th for safety and accessibility. To add insult to injury, it also pops up on the worst luxury shopping list, which we didn't know was a factor for a fun New Year's Eve until now.
Other Texas cities fare only slightly better, with Austin all the way up at No. 27, Houston at No. 50, and San Antonio at No. 63.
So where should you be when the clock strikes midnight? You can usher 2016 in with style in Orlando, San Francisco, and Atlanta. But avoid North Las Vegas, which came in dead last.
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