Las Vegas Takes the Crown as the ‘Most Fun’ City in America
The concept of fun is subjective and can be interpreted in various ways by different people. Some people find fun in exploring new dining options, traveling, frequenting bars and clubs, or participating in outdoor sports, while others find pleasure in activities like riding roller coasters, watching movies, or playing video games.
To help Americans identify cities with a diverse range of fun yet cost-effective options, WalletHub, a financial advice website, conducted a comparison of over 180 U.S. cities based on 65 key metrics. These metrics include factors such as the availability of fitness centers per capita, movie costs, and the average business hours of breweries.
Las Vegas ranks number one most fun city.
Emerging as the city deemed most fun overall is Las Vegas. It’s recognized for its abundance of attractions and a significant number of 4.5-star or higher restaurants. Noteworthy is Las Vegas’s reputation for lively nightlife, standing out as one of the few cities allowing public drinking in most, if not all, locations. That characteristic may be viewed positively or negatively depending on personal preferences. Beyond its numerous casinos, the city is also recognized for its vibrant music scene, hosting numerous music festivals and having a high concentration of music venues compared to other cities in the study.
Among the Nevada cities included in the ranking, Henderson secures the 65th position, while North Las Vegas ranks lower at 140.
The top 5 cities are rounded out by two Florida cities, Orlando and Miami, followed by Atlanta, Georgia, and San Francisco, California.
Miami is highlighted in the study for having the highest number of restaurants per square root of the population. Additionally, it leads the nation in amusement parks, including the iconic Disney World and Universal Studios. The study also identifies Miami as the top city in the U.S. for boat tours and water sports.
See how other cities ranked among the most fun with the complete list here.