Vegas Ranks Top 5 In "Best Places For Valentine's Day" Study

Henderson, Reno Do Ok. North Las Vegas? Not So Much

Mitch Kelly
February 14, 2020 - 5:44 am
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LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) – Las Vegas’ nickname is “Sin City”, which doesn’t exactly imply romance, but the folks over at WalletHub think Las Vegas does just fine in that department as Valentine's Day arrives (you knew that, fellas, right?).

The financial website is out with a new survey ranking the Best Places For Valentine’s Day and Las Vegas cracked the Top 5. #5, to be exact.

To assemble their rankings, WalletHub compared 100 of the largest U.S. cities across 26 key metrics, ranging from florists per capita to forecasted precipitation to cost of a three-course meal for two.

Helping Las Vegas’ ranking were high marks in the “Activities” (4th) and “Gift Accessibility” (3rd) categories, with so-so marks for “Weather” (26th) and “Budget” (48th).

Elsewhere around Nevada, Henderson ranked 35th, Reno 48th and North Las Vegas 93rd (where miserable rankings in “Activities” (98th) and “Gift Accessibility” (97th) just killed them).

If you absolutely have to be in a better place than Vegas for Valentine’s Day, you need to (according to WalletHub, at least) go to San Francisco. The Golden Gate City topped the list, followed by New York, San Diego, Honolulu and then Las Vegas.

The most miserable places for Valentine’s Day? Hialeah, Florida ranked as worst, followed by Newark, San Bernadino, Detroit and Cleveland.

For a look at the full study, click  here.