Cincinnati is One of the Best Cities to Celebrate Fourth of July, Says Study

Out of the 100 largest U.S. cities, Cincinnati ranked in the top 20 for Fourth of July festivities.

click to enlarge Get ready for some glittering red, white and blue revelry, Cincinnati. - Photo: Weston M, Unsplash
Photo: Weston M, Unsplash
Get ready for some glittering red, white and blue revelry, Cincinnati.

There's no need to travel far for an unforgettable Fourth of July. A study by personal finance website WalletHub shows that Cincinnati is one of the best places to spend the holiday. In their study comparing the 100 largest U.S. cities based on how well they balance holiday cost and fun (1=best, 100=worst), Cincinnati was ranked 19th on the list. Not too bad, Queen City.

To create these rankings, WalletHub looked at the following metrics: Fourth of July celebrations, affordability, attractions and activities, safety accessibility and Fourth of July weather. 

Cincinnati scored the highest in attractions and activities (no surprise there) at a whopping 5/100. Cincinnati holds a total score of 61.98, with neighbors Louisville, Kentucky, ranking 88th with an overall score of 46.92 and Indianapolis 58th with a score of 52.50.

It’s not surprising we have such a high score in attractions. From numerous parades around town and fireworks shows like those at Kings Island; Coney Island’s Balloon Glow; Red, White and BOOM at the Pops; and Taps, Tastes, and Tunes — Cincy really does have it all. 

WalletHub isn’t the first to give us a good rating. The Queen City has also been one of the top-rated parks and vacation spots in studies from Trust for Public Land and, respectively. 

In another part of the study, Celebrating the Fourth of July (1=best, 50= average), Cincinnati scored first in the legality of fireworks, first in the prevalence of affordable 4.5-plus-star restaurants and 11th in the duration of fireworks displays.

Other than our amazing Fourth of July attractions, Cincinnati really takes the cake when it comes to regular attractions and events. Wanna know all our Queen City has to offer? Check out what we think the best Cincy activities are to add to your summer bucket list.

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