We think Dallas-Fort Worth is a pretty great place in which to celebrate New Year's Eve, but apparently WalletHub doesn't agree.
Despite lots of places serving up special menus and the "first-ever social networked New Year's Eve block party" planned for Uptown Dallas, the personal finance website places a handful of North Texas cities near the bottom of its list of the best and worst places to spend New Year's Eve.
Using 17 key metrics, WalletHub analyzed 100 of the nation's biggest cities to produce the list. Things like the cost of party tickets and hotel room rate hikes were factored in, along with the amount of nightlife options, forecasted precipitation, and safety and crime rates.
Dallas ranks 44 out of 100, while Plano comes in at No. 72 and Irving at No. 77. Fort Worth ranks a dismal No. 96 — the worst in Texas — with Garland (No. 94) and Arlington (No. 92) not far away. Dallas is definitely middle of the road, ranking 44th in entertainment and food, 39th in costs, and 66th in safety and accessibility,
Austin, all the way up at No. 27, fares the best in Texas. Houston is at No. 50, San Antonio at No. 63.
So where should you be when the clock strikes midnight? You can usher 2016 in with style in Orlando, San Francisco, and Atlanta. But avoid North Las Vegas, which came in dead last.