Love is apparently in the air around Atlanta as the city has once again ranked among the best in the country to ring in Valentine’s Day.
That’s according to a new report from personal finance website WalletHub, for which analysts compared the 100 most populated cities in the nation across four key dimensions: budget, activities, gift accessibility and weather forecast.
Those four dimensions were evaluated based on 23 relevant metrics, such as average movie ticket prices, restaurants per capita, forecasted precipitation for Valentine’s Day and more.
Of the top 100 most populated cities in the U.S., San Francisco earned top honors for best places to spend Valentine’s Day. New York; Las Vegas; San Diego, California and Honolulu, Hawaii rounded out the top five.
All the way at the bottom of the pack: Hialeah, Florida; Detroit, Michigan and Newark, New Jersey.
Atlanta ranked No. 12 on the list, up from its spot at 18th last year.
Here’s more on how the metro fared, with all costs adjusted for the city’s median household income:
- Overall rank: 12
- Budget: 44
- Activities: 12
- Gift accessibility: 10
- Weather forecast: 37
- Jewelry stores per capita: 6
- Restaurants per capita: 6
- Florists per capita: 6
- Average ticket price for Valentine’s Day party: 9
- Greeting card stores and gift shops per capita: 9
- Number of attractions: 19
- Weather forecast for Valentine’s Day: 37
- Cost of three-course meal for two: 50
For couples on the hunt for romantic (and delicious) plans next Thursday, Feb. 14, our dining team recommends the three-course prix fixe special at 5Church, a five-course prix-fixe at 9 Mile Station or a four-course prix fixe at 10 Degrees South. Find more restaurant options here.
Single? No problem. There are anti-Valentine’s Day parties around town perfect for the somewhat bitter (in all good fun) and for those who’d rather wine down with some girlfriends, Galentine’s Day is all the rage these days.
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Get your gals together for these Galentine’s Day parties and specials
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