America’s Funnest Cities in 2017

    2017 Most Fun Cities according to a recent WalletHub survey.

    Who doesn’t like to have fun?  Some may like going to bars and nightclubs, restaurants, going to the theater or playing outdoor sports.

    Although we have different ideas of fun, whats a city fun?  The survey conducted by WalletHub defines such a place as one that has a little bit of everything for everyone, so you won’t have to compromise with your friends or family on what to do.  You can do things together or split up as these cities offer something for everyone.

    Below is a list of the top 150 American cities to have fun in 2017.

    Click the interactive chart to see how your home city ranks:

    Source: WalletHub



    Top 20 Most Fun Cities in America  
    1Las Vegas, NV 11Denver, CO 
    2Orlando, FL 12Los Angeles, CA 
    3New York, NY 13Cincinnati, OH 
    4Miami, FL 14St. Louis, MO 
    5Portland, OR 15Tampa, FL 
    6Atlanta, GA 16Philadelphia, PA 
    7San Francisco, CA 17Washington, DC 
    8New Orleans, LA 18Austin, TX 
    9Chicago, IL 19Houston, TX 
    10San Diego, CA 20Seattle, WA 

    Key Stats

    • Scottsdale, Arizona, has the most public golf courses (per square root of population), 0.0608, which is 38 times more than in Cleveland, the city with the fewest at 0.0016.
    • New York has the most restaurants (per square root of population), 10.8523, which is 48.4 times more than in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, the city with the fewest at 0.2241.
    • San Francisco has the highest percentage of the population with walkable park access, 99.5 percent, which is 4.8 times higher than in Louisville, Kentucky, the city with the lowest at 20.6 percent.
    • New York has the most park playgrounds (per square root of population), 0.5749, which is 17.4 times more than in Hialeah, Florida, the city with the fewest at 0.0330.
    • San Francisco has the most performing-arts theaters (per square root of population), 0.8877, which is 54.1 times more than in Brownsville, Texas, the city with the fewest at 0.0164.
    • San Francisco has the most fitness centers (per square root of population), 1.9271, which is 26.8 times more than in Newark, New Jersey, the city with the fewest at 0.0718.
    • New York has the most bars (per square root of population), 1.5343, which is 40.7 times more than in Fontana, California, the city with the fewest at 0.0377.
    • San Francisco has the most dance clubs (per square root of population), 0.1919, which is 106.6 times more than in Anchorage, Alaska, the city with the fewest at 0.0018.
    • Albuquerque, New Mexico, has the lowest average beer price (per six-pack), $6.71, which is 1.7 times lower than in New York, the city with the highest at $11.53.
    • Port St. Lucie, Florida, has the lowest movie costs, $6.21, which is 2.4 times lower than in Los Angeles and Oxnard, California, the cities with the highest at $14.81.

    Here is the entire list of 150:

    Most Fun Cities in America

    Overall Rank
    (1 = Most Fun)
    CityTotal Score‘Entertainment & Recreation’ Rank‘Nightlife & Parties’ Rank‘Costs’ Rank
    1Las Vegas, NV68.256177
    2Orlando, FL59.27366
    3New York, NY54.3113150
    4Miami, FL53.82132110
    5Portland, OR53.00124115
    6Atlanta, GA51.1710987
    7San Francisco, CA51.1048145
    8New Orleans, LA50.7629582
    9Chicago, IL50.13512125
    10San Diego, CA49.04225112
    11Denver, CO48.76181178
    12Los Angeles, CA48.56710128
    13Cincinnati, OH48.20151916
    14St. Louis, MO48.0925159
    15Tampa, FL47.65112257
    16Philadelphia, PA46.731714102
    17Washington, DC46.64147146
    18Austin, TX46.33241750
    19Houston, TX46.29261641
    20Seattle, WA45.94813143
    21Honolulu, HI44.62920132
    22Fort Lauderdale, FL44.55202485
    23Salt Lake City, UT43.98214123
    24Pittsburgh, PA43.72163368
    25Minneapolis, MN42.76193773
    26Tucson, AZ42.59273914
    27Sacramento, CA42.002328107
    28Richmond, VA41.49303827
    29Dallas, TX41.42452362
    30Omaha, NE40.57285815
    31Scottsdale, AZ40.53353449
    32San Antonio, TX40.51443525
    33Reno, NV40.43423165
    34Milwaukee, WI40.32344238
    35Knoxville, TN40.32633613
    36Kansas City, MO40.28682133
    37Jacksonville, FL39.14434342
    38Tempe, AZ39.00574740
    39Buffalo, NY38.78325269
    40Rochester, NY38.59315480
    41Virginia Beach, VA38.45375760
    42Cleveland, OH38.27364481
    43Detroit, MI38.12584928
    44Memphis, TN38.12952910
    45Boston, MA38.112227149
    46Henderson, NV38.05733029
    47Phoenix, AZ37.68387719
    48St. Petersburg, FL37.48396648
    49Albuquerque, NM37.39407637
    50Nashville, TN37.37524089
    51Madison, WI37.31336591
    52Oakland, CA37.285618134
    53Indianapolis, IN37.25645320
    54Columbus, OH36.93625911
    55Louisville, KY36.7860707
    56Raleigh, NC36.705932103
    57Charlotte, NC36.50694643
    58Birmingham, AL36.4780688
    59Providence, RI36.409026116
    60Boise, ID36.37541065
    61Baton Rouge, LA36.23556270
    62Colorado Springs, CO36.21507151
    63Mesa, AZ36.06756126
    64Mobile, AL35.781264530
    65Sioux Falls, SD35.721026355
    66Oklahoma City, OK35.2985754
    67Baltimore, MD35.194155119
    68Norfolk, VA35.10616094
    69St. Paul, MN34.644610088
    70Chattanooga, TN34.49777383
    71Long Beach, CA34.374850127
    72Tacoma, WA34.17915195
    73El Paso, TX33.75861232
    74Anaheim, CA33.746548123
    75Grand Rapids, MI33.66788959
    76Springfield, MO33.591171043
    77Plano, TX33.42815692
    78Overland Park, KS33.381259152
    79Wichita, KS32.961189517
    80Akron, OH32.881209039
    81Tallahassee, FL32.781168653
    82Lincoln, NE32.526710593
    83Winston-Salem, NC32.50988363
    84Durham, NC32.441068731
    85Chandler, AZ32.43978145
    86Tulsa, OK32.387211556
    87Huntsville, AL32.041327272
    88Des Moines, IA31.9913410944
    89Garden Grove, CA31.877082124
    90Lexington-Fayette, KY31.869311024
    91Fort Worth, TX31.78769296
    92Modesto, CA31.731247499
    93Pembroke Pines, FL31.6511378109
    94Stockton, CA31.388311284
    95San Jose, CA31.354767147
    96Arlington, TX31.247999104
    97Glendale, AZ31.15849864
    98Spokane, WA31.0466119106
    99Toledo, OH30.8710011635
    100Greensboro, NC30.7310910246
    101Jersey City, NJ30.648284122
    102Bakersfield, CA30.6010512636
    103Amarillo, TX30.5813514521
    104Chesapeake, VA30.5711011167
    105Newport News, VA30.5413710366
    106Irvine, CA30.5049101140
    107Huntington Beach, CA30.455394136
    108Fort Wayne, IN30.449213618
    109Glendale, CA30.397469137
    110Shreveport, LA30.1214013112
    111Fayetteville, NC29.881389697
    112Newark, NJ29.5571132120
    113San Bernardino, CA29.5212785108
    114Aurora, CO29.4410111376
    115Riverside, CA29.389697117
    116Little Rock, AR29.3114312547
    117Worcester, MA29.2914780100
    118North Las Vegas, NV28.7112964111
    119Santa Ana, CA28.6910779129
    120Augusta, GA28.6614113561
    121Hialeah, FL28.5899117113
    122Garland, TX28.48115121101
    123Port St. Lucie, FL28.4513313322
    124Vancouver, WA28.40112108121
    125Corpus Christi, TX28.178713886
    126Santa Clarita, CA28.138888141
    127Peoria, AZ28.1113012479
    128Oceanside, CA27.78119122114
    129Cape Coral, FL27.418913090
    130Irving, TX27.2112114298
    131Lubbock, TX27.1911114075
    132Yonkers, NY27.1510893142
    133Gilbert, AZ27.0514210754
    134Anchorage, AK26.9951144144
    135Fresno, CA26.7112213474
    136Jackson, MS26.6714514671
    137Columbus, GA26.5214914858
    138Grand Prairie, TX26.50136141105
    139Aurora, IL26.11128128126
    140Montgomery, AL26.0214814732
    141Fremont, CA25.9294127139
    142Moreno Valley, CA25.74114118131
    143Chula Vista, CA25.64139114118
    144Laredo, TX25.161441491
    145Rancho Cucamonga, CA24.82103129135
    146Ontario, CA24.30123137133
    147Santa Rosa, CA23.79103120148
    148Fontana, CA23.22131143130
    149Brownsville, TX22.4715015034
    150Oxnard, CA21.61146139138


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