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WalletHub report: 2021’s most fun cities in America

With the average American spending over $2,900 on entertainment each year, the personal-finance website WalletHub released its report on 2021’s Most Fun Cities in America, as well as accompanying videos and expert commentary.

To help Americans find the cities with the greatest number and variety of cheap, fun activities, WalletHub compared more than 180 U.S. cities across 65 key metrics, ranging from fitness clubs per capita to movie costs to average open hours of breweries.

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

Key Stats

  • Orlando, Florida has the most restaurants (per square root of population), 7.2556, which is 18.1 times more than in Pearl City, Hawaii, the city with the fewest at 0.4027.
  • San Francisco and Boston have the highest share of the population with walkable park access, 100.00 percent, which is 3.1 times higher than in Indianapolis, the city with the lowest at 32.50 percent.
  • New York has the most playgrounds (per square root of population), 0.6645, which is 13.4 times more than in Hialeah, Florida, the city with the fewest at 0.0496.
  • San Francisco has the most dance clubs (per square root of population), 0.1411, which is 78.4 times more than in Henderson, Nevada, the city with the fewest at 0.0018.
  • Milwaukee has the lowest average beer price (per six-pack), $7.84, which is 1.8 times lower than in Brownsville, Texas, the city with the highest at $13.86.
  • Port St. Lucie, Florida, has the lowest movie cost, $6.21, which is 2.6 times lower than in San Francisco, the city with the highest at $16.41.

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