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Atlanta was recently ranked the fourth most fun city in America. It was beaten out by New York, Orlando, Fla., and Las Vegas.
This is according to the number-crunchers over at Wallet Hub, who have a data-driven list for just about everything. The rankings for “most fun” were based on 65 key metrics measured across 180 U.S. cities ranging from fitness centers per-capita and movie costs to the average open-hours of breweries. The data was studied across three dimensions: entertainment and recreation, nightlife and parties, and cost.
While revelry isn’t usually a serious consideration in what makes a city better or worse than another (as opposed to, say, crime), entertainment is an often-overlooked economic driver. According to the Bureau of Labor statistics, the average American spends about $3,000 on entertainment every year.
While Atlanta came up short this time, we still beat out Miami, Chicago and Portland, according to the study. Take that, Pitbull.