HIGHLIGHTS: A website just found the best and worst cities for celebrating the Fourth of July, using criteria like the weather, beer prices, and the number of fireworks shows. The best city is Seattle, Washington . . . and the worst is Laredo, Texas.
FULL STORY: It's easy to have a good Fourth of July. I just need good weather, about 35 beers, and a fireworks show that looks like it could blow up the moon. So what city is going to NAIL that?
WalletHub.com just ranked the 100 biggest cities in the country from the best to worst place to celebrate the Fourth of July, based on things like the weather forecast, parks, whether fireworks are legal, the number of fireworks shows, and beer prices.
And the best place to be on the Fourth of July is . . . Seattle, Washington. The rest of the 10 best cities are:
Minneapolis, Minnesota . . . New Orleans, Louisiana . . . Washington D.C. . . . Portland, Oregon . . . St. Louis, Missouri . . . San Diego, California . . . Milwaukee, Wisconsin . . . San Francisco, California . . . and Orlando, Florida.
The worst city for the Fourth of July is . . . Laredo, Texas. The rest of the 10 worst are:
North Las Vegas, Nevada . . . Irving, Texas . . . Gilbert, Arizona . . . San Bernardino, California . . . Arlington, Texas . . . Garland, Texas . . . Newark, New Jersey . . . Riverside, California . . . and Mesa, Arizona