Not Quite Omaha: Minneapolis at No. 29 in Website's New Year's Eve Rankings

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The Minneapolis skyline after dark

December 11, 2017 01:32 PM

Minneapolis ranks No. 29 among the nation's 100 biggest cities when it comes to best places to celebrate New Year's Eve this year.

At least according to one website's recent study anyway.

Advertisement ranked the nation's biggest 100 cities based on what it said was 25 key indicators.

Source: WalletHub

The No. 29 ranking puts Minneapolis three spots below Omaha, which ranked No. 26, and one spot above Cincinnati. St. Paul came in at No. 65, two spots below Wichita at No. 63.

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New York, with its famed Times Square celebration, came in at No. 1. Orlando, Atlanta, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Chicago, Miami, Washington D.C. and Las Vegas rounded out the top 10.

The website said rankings were compiled using data that included entertainment and food options (looking at availability of luxury shopping and gourmet food options, legality of fireworks, New Year's events per capita and other categories), cost (hotel and restaurant prices, taxi fares, presence of Uber options and other categories) and safety and accessibility (walkability, traffic congestion, forecasted precipitation on Dec. 31 and other factors).

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The rankings included only the cities themselves and did not take into account the surrounding area.

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