Party On

Dallas rings in spot among best U.S. cities to celebrate New Year's Eve

Dallas rings in spot among best U.S. cities for New Year's Eve

Men and women celebrating New Year's Eve
Dallas dazzles as one of the best cities in the U.S. for New Year's Eve. iStock

When it comes to being the life of the party, few cities rage like Dallas. On December 10, personal finance website WalletHub released its ranking for the Best Places for New Year's Eve Celebrations, and Big D is among the dazzling few to make the cut. 

To determine the best cities, WalletHub examined 100 of the country's biggest cities, analyzing them based on 28 indicators for "an epic New Year's Eve." Those indicators included everything from hotel prices to average price of a New Year’s Eve party ticket to weather. 

Dallas shines as the No. 17 best city in the U.S. to celebrate the coming new year. Overall, the city landed in 16th place for entertainment options and 30th for costs. (Unsurprisingly, New York City ranked first in terms of cost. According to WalletHub, dinner and show for two people in the Big Apple on New Year's Eve costs an average of $1,160.)

One metric, however, did place Dallas toward the bottom of the pile. It terms of safety and accessibility, the city ranked 88 out of 100.

Elsewhere in Texas, San Antonio came in right ahead of Dallas, ranking 16th in the country. Houston and Austin followed close behind at No. 22 and No. 27, respectively. El Paso took the 35th spot and Fort Worth landed at No. 46.

So where is the worst place to celebrate New Year's Eve? That ball was dropped on anther DFW city, Garland, which came in at No. 100. According to WalletHub, not only is Garland a boring place for the holiday (No. 98 for entertainment options and No. 99 for nightlife options per capita), it's also rather expensive, ranking 90th in costs.