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ABQ Voted 17th Best City To Celebrate July Fourth

ABQ Voted 17th Best City To Celebrate July Fourth

City Receives Top Score In Legality Of Fireworks

In a report on 2017’s Best & Worst Places to Celebrate the 4th of July, Albuquerque took 17th place out of 100 cities surveyed.

To determine the best places to celebrate the holiday, the personal-finance website 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 duration of fireworks shows to Fourth of July weather forecast.

Celebrating Fourth of July in Albuquerque (1=Best; 50=Avg.):

  • 11th – Avg. Beer & Wine Prices
  • 45th – Walkability
  • 1st – Legality of Fireworks
  • 12th – Lowest Price of Three-Star Hotel Room
  • 31st – Prevalence of Affordable 4.5+ Star Restaurants
  • 17th – Fourth of July Weather Forecast
  • 15th – Duration of Fireworks Show

To determine the best and worst cities for celebrating Independence Day, WalletHub’s analysts compared the 100 most populated U.S. cities across five key dimensions: Fourth of July Celebrations, Affordability, Attractions and Activities, Safety and Accessibility and Fourth of July Weather Forecast.

Albuquerque scored a 26 in the category of Fourth of July Celebrations, which is determined by how popular the holiday is, the legality of fireworks, the number of Fourth of July festivals and performances and the duration of fireworks shows.

The city ranked 33 out of 100 in Attractions and Activities, which is based on WalletHub’s “Best & Worst Cities for Recreation” ranking of 100 cities’ entertainment options, recreational facilities and parks quality.

Albuquerque also scored an unsurprisingly high score of eight in Affordability and 17 in Weather. It’s lowest score was a 90 out of 100 in Safety and Accessibility, likely due to poor scores in DUI-related fatalities, pedestrian fatalities and crime rate.

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