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WEEHAWKEN, NJ. - JULY 4: The New York City skyline is seen in the distance as fireworks explode over the Hudson River during the Macy's fireworks display July 4, 2009 in Weehawken, New Jersey. It was the first time since 2000 that the Macy's display took place over the Hudson River and not the East River.

First things first…where has the time gone?

4th of July is next week and the majority of us will be by the beach or in a backyard barbequing. It turns out that there are some places other than the beach that is better for the fourth’s celebration! WalletHub looked at 100 of the largest U.S. cities based on 19 key metric,s including average prices of beer and wine, weather forecasts, length of the fireworks show and more.

Top Ten Places To Celebrate Fourth of July

  1. New York, NY
  2. Los Angeles, CA
  3. Chicago, IL
  4. Denver, CO
  5. Seattle, WA
  6. Atlanta, GA
  7. Milwaukee, WI
  8. San Diego, CA
  9. Washington, DC
  10. Buffalo, NY

On the flip side…

Ten Worst Places To Celebrate Fourth of July

  1. San Bernardino, CA
  2. Hialeah, FL
  3. Memphis, TN
  4. Winston-Salem, NC
  5. Garland, TX
  6. Laredo, TX
  7. Toledo, OH
  8. Birmingham, AL
  9. Durham, NC
  10. Freemont, CA

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