ABQ comes in at 39 out of 100 cities in list of "Best Places to Celebrate Oktoberfest"
To determine the best cities for partaking in the German festival Oktoberfest, WalletHub compared the 100 largest U.S. cities across 23 key metrics, ranging from share of German population to number of beer gardens per capita to average price for celebration ticket.
San Bernardino, California, was ranked as the worst place to experience Oktoberfest, while Cincinnati, Ohio, was ranked as the best. Albuquerque came in at 39 out of 100. Despite having one of the highest German populations, Omaha, Nebraska scored 38.
Albuquerque received the second best costs rank in the U.S. Although the average price of sausages was a determining factor, the city likely earned its scored by having the second lowest average beer prices.
Of course, it also had the seventh worst safety ranking, undoubtedly due to having the third highest number of DUI-related fatalities per capita. Additional metrics were the city’s crime rate, traffic congestion, walkability (pedestrian friendliness), and access to public transportation.
The city received a score of 63 in terms of its Oktoberfest traditions, which was determined by its number of Oktoberfest festivals and parties, German restaurants, breweries, beer gardens and pretzel shops.
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