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    
    1 Las Vegas, NV   11 Denver, CO  
    2 Orlando, FL   12 Los Angeles, CA  
    3 New York, NY   13 Cincinnati, OH  
    4 Miami, FL   14 St. Louis, MO  
    5 Portland, OR   15 Tampa, FL  
    6 Atlanta, GA   16 Philadelphia, PA  
    7 San Francisco, CA   17 Washington, DC  
    8 New Orleans, LA   18 Austin, TX  
    9 Chicago, IL   19 Houston, TX  
    10 San Diego, CA   20 Seattle, 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)
    City Total Score ‘Entertainment & Recreation’ Rank ‘Nightlife & Parties’ Rank ‘Costs’ Rank
    1 Las Vegas, NV 68.25 6 1 77
    2 Orlando, FL 59.27 3 6 6
    3 New York, NY 54.31 1 3 150
    4 Miami, FL 53.82 13 2 110
    5 Portland, OR 53.00 12 4 115
    6 Atlanta, GA 51.17 10 9 87
    7 San Francisco, CA 51.10 4 8 145
    8 New Orleans, LA 50.76 29 5 82
    9 Chicago, IL 50.13 5 12 125
    10 San Diego, CA 49.04 2 25 112
    11 Denver, CO 48.76 18 11 78
    12 Los Angeles, CA 48.56 7 10 128
    13 Cincinnati, OH 48.20 15 19 16
    14 St. Louis, MO 48.09 25 15 9
    15 Tampa, FL 47.65 11 22 57
    16 Philadelphia, PA 46.73 17 14 102
    17 Washington, DC 46.64 14 7 146
    18 Austin, TX 46.33 24 17 50
    19 Houston, TX 46.29 26 16 41
    20 Seattle, WA 45.94 8 13 143
    21 Honolulu, HI 44.62 9 20 132
    22 Fort Lauderdale, FL 44.55 20 24 85
    23 Salt Lake City, UT 43.98 21 41 23
    24 Pittsburgh, PA 43.72 16 33 68
    25 Minneapolis, MN 42.76 19 37 73
    26 Tucson, AZ 42.59 27 39 14
    27 Sacramento, CA 42.00 23 28 107
    28 Richmond, VA 41.49 30 38 27
    29 Dallas, TX 41.42 45 23 62
    30 Omaha, NE 40.57 28 58 15
    31 Scottsdale, AZ 40.53 35 34 49
    32 San Antonio, TX 40.51 44 35 25
    33 Reno, NV 40.43 42 31 65
    34 Milwaukee, WI 40.32 34 42 38
    35 Knoxville, TN 40.32 63 36 13
    36 Kansas City, MO 40.28 68 21 33
    37 Jacksonville, FL 39.14 43 43 42
    38 Tempe, AZ 39.00 57 47 40
    39 Buffalo, NY 38.78 32 52 69
    40 Rochester, NY 38.59 31 54 80
    41 Virginia Beach, VA 38.45 37 57 60
    42 Cleveland, OH 38.27 36 44 81
    43 Detroit, MI 38.12 58 49 28
    44 Memphis, TN 38.12 95 29 10
    45 Boston, MA 38.11 22 27 149
    46 Henderson, NV 38.05 73 30 29
    47 Phoenix, AZ 37.68 38 77 19
    48 St. Petersburg, FL 37.48 39 66 48
    49 Albuquerque, NM 37.39 40 76 37
    50 Nashville, TN 37.37 52 40 89
    51 Madison, WI 37.31 33 65 91
    52 Oakland, CA 37.28 56 18 134
    53 Indianapolis, IN 37.25 64 53 20
    54 Columbus, OH 36.93 62 59 11
    55 Louisville, KY 36.78 60 70 7
    56 Raleigh, NC 36.70 59 32 103
    57 Charlotte, NC 36.50 69 46 43
    58 Birmingham, AL 36.47 80 68 8
    59 Providence, RI 36.40 90 26 116
    60 Boise, ID 36.37 54 106 5
    61 Baton Rouge, LA 36.23 55 62 70
    62 Colorado Springs, CO 36.21 50 71 51
    63 Mesa, AZ 36.06 75 61 26
    64 Mobile, AL 35.78 126 45 30
    65 Sioux Falls, SD 35.72 102 63 55
    66 Oklahoma City, OK 35.29 85 75 4
    67 Baltimore, MD 35.19 41 55 119
    68 Norfolk, VA 35.10 61 60 94
    69 St. Paul, MN 34.64 46 100 88
    70 Chattanooga, TN 34.49 77 73 83
    71 Long Beach, CA 34.37 48 50 127
    72 Tacoma, WA 34.17 91 51 95
    73 El Paso, TX 33.75 86 123 2
    74 Anaheim, CA 33.74 65 48 123
    75 Grand Rapids, MI 33.66 78 89 59
    76 Springfield, MO 33.59 117 104 3
    77 Plano, TX 33.42 81 56 92
    78 Overland Park, KS 33.38 125 91 52
    79 Wichita, KS 32.96 118 95 17
    80 Akron, OH 32.88 120 90 39
    81 Tallahassee, FL 32.78 116 86 53
    82 Lincoln, NE 32.52 67 105 93
    83 Winston-Salem, NC 32.50 98 83 63
    84 Durham, NC 32.44 106 87 31
    85 Chandler, AZ 32.43 97 81 45
    86 Tulsa, OK 32.38 72 115 56
    87 Huntsville, AL 32.04 132 72 72
    88 Des Moines, IA 31.99 134 109 44
    89 Garden Grove, CA 31.87 70 82 124
    90 Lexington-Fayette, KY 31.86 93 110 24
    91 Fort Worth, TX 31.78 76 92 96
    92 Modesto, CA 31.73 124 74 99
    93 Pembroke Pines, FL 31.65 113 78 109
    94 Stockton, CA 31.38 83 112 84
    95 San Jose, CA 31.35 47 67 147
    96 Arlington, TX 31.24 79 99 104
    97 Glendale, AZ 31.15 84 98 64
    98 Spokane, WA 31.04 66 119 106
    99 Toledo, OH 30.87 100 116 35
    100 Greensboro, NC 30.73 109 102 46
    101 Jersey City, NJ 30.64 82 84 122
    102 Bakersfield, CA 30.60 105 126 36
    103 Amarillo, TX 30.58 135 145 21
    104 Chesapeake, VA 30.57 110 111 67
    105 Newport News, VA 30.54 137 103 66
    106 Irvine, CA 30.50 49 101 140
    107 Huntington Beach, CA 30.45 53 94 136
    108 Fort Wayne, IN 30.44 92 136 18
    109 Glendale, CA 30.39 74 69 137
    110 Shreveport, LA 30.12 140 131 12
    111 Fayetteville, NC 29.88 138 96 97
    112 Newark, NJ 29.55 71 132 120
    113 San Bernardino, CA 29.52 127 85 108
    114 Aurora, CO 29.44 101 113 76
    115 Riverside, CA 29.38 96 97 117
    116 Little Rock, AR 29.31 143 125 47
    117 Worcester, MA 29.29 147 80 100
    118 North Las Vegas, NV 28.71 129 64 111
    119 Santa Ana, CA 28.69 107 79 129
    120 Augusta, GA 28.66 141 135 61
    121 Hialeah, FL 28.58 99 117 113
    122 Garland, TX 28.48 115 121 101
    123 Port St. Lucie, FL 28.45 133 133 22
    124 Vancouver, WA 28.40 112 108 121
    125 Corpus Christi, TX 28.17 87 138 86
    126 Santa Clarita, CA 28.13 88 88 141
    127 Peoria, AZ 28.11 130 124 79
    128 Oceanside, CA 27.78 119 122 114
    129 Cape Coral, FL 27.41 89 130 90
    130 Irving, TX 27.21 121 142 98
    131 Lubbock, TX 27.19 111 140 75
    132 Yonkers, NY 27.15 108 93 142
    133 Gilbert, AZ 27.05 142 107 54
    134 Anchorage, AK 26.99 51 144 144
    135 Fresno, CA 26.71 122 134 74
    136 Jackson, MS 26.67 145 146 71
    137 Columbus, GA 26.52 149 148 58
    138 Grand Prairie, TX 26.50 136 141 105
    139 Aurora, IL 26.11 128 128 126
    140 Montgomery, AL 26.02 148 147 32
    141 Fremont, CA 25.92 94 127 139
    142 Moreno Valley, CA 25.74 114 118 131
    143 Chula Vista, CA 25.64 139 114 118
    144 Laredo, TX 25.16 144 149 1
    145 Rancho Cucamonga, CA 24.82 103 129 135
    146 Ontario, CA 24.30 123 137 133
    147 Santa Rosa, CA 23.79 103 120 148
    148 Fontana, CA 23.22 131 143 130
    149 Brownsville, TX 22.47 150 150 34
    150 Oxnard, CA 21.61 146 139 138

     
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