Minneapolis is the 2nd best city to celebrate Independence Day


Minneapolis is the second best place in the United States to celebrate the Fourth of July.

That's according to WalletHub, which ranked the 100 largest cities in the United States based on how much it costs to celebrate the holiday and what festivities the city offers.

The publication looked at 16 different metrics, including the duration of fireworks shows, average gas prices and weather forecasts.

Here's the top five on the list:

  1. Seattle
  2. Minneapolis
  3. New Orleans
  4. Washington, D.C.
  5. Portland

St. Paul was also on the list – the state capital came in at No. 29.

WalletHub estimates Americans will spend an average of $370.75 on festivities this year, up 7 percent form 2015. In total, Americans will spend $1 billion on beer, they'll consume 150 million hot dogs, 700 million pounds of chicken and 190 million pounds of beef.

Here are some more Fourth of July facts:

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