CardHub, which promotes itself as “The Web’s Best Credit Card Resource,” has released a list of the Top 30 recommended destinations to enjoy the Fourth of July. CardHub compiled its list by using eight metrics — hotel prices, traffic congestion, walk score, number of arts establishments, weather forecast (chance of rain and expected temperature), and number of bars (a critical metric!) — among common vacation destinations to come up with its list. Here is the list:
30 – Kansas City MO (Don’t get lost and end up in Kansas City KS because it didn’t make the list!)
29 – Baltimore MD
28/27 (tie) – Orlando FL and Tampa FL
26 – Pittsburgh PA
25 – Sacramento CA
24 – San Antonio TX (My favorite destination in Texas because of the River Walk)
23 – Houston TX
22 – Riverside CA
21 – Cincinnati OH
20 – Cleveland OH
19 – Las Vegas NV
18 – Dallas TX
17 – Denver CO
16 – Phoenix AZ
15 – St. Louis MO
14 – Washington DC
13 – Philadelphia PA
12 – Miami FL
11 – Atlanta GA
10 – Seattle WA
9/8 (tie) – Detroit MI and Portland OR (I think you’ll have more fun in Portland, but if you go to Detroit you can also go across the river to Windsor and have loads of fun!)
7 – San Diego CA (I can highly recommend this one. If you fly in, sit on the left side of the airplane. When you get here, you better call me! I’ll be really upset if I find out you came to San Diego and didn’t call, but at least I’ll know where I stand with you…….lol)
6 – Boston MA
5 – Minneapolis MN
4 – New York NY
3 – San Francisco CA
2 – Chicago IL
1 – Los Angeles CA (not sure how L.A. got to #1 if they were using traffic congestion as a metric…. just saying ……. but they do have the greatest number of bars, 25,008 of them! I hope the entrepreneur who is opening his bar tomorrow, July 1, writes CardHub to let them know that he is #25,009.)
Remember that fireworks are dangerous, and in many areas, illegal. Here in California, only State-approved fireworks are allowed and even then there are only 295 communities that allow them. Fireworks of any kind are illegal throughout San Diego County, so if you have this intense desire to see fireworks, head on out to a community-sponsored and officially sanctioned fireworks show.
SeaWorld San Diego crowds for the 2012 fireworks show
If your State allows you to buy and use fireworks, please use them responsible. We don’t need any more wildfires like those that often hit California and those currently raging through Colorado.
I will have two more blog posts today, first about where the officially sanctioned fireworks displays will be in San Diego County, and then my personal recommendation on how to capture fireworks
on film ooops, I mean with your digital camera.
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