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Megan Tomasic

Pittsburghers get ready — the city made the Top 20 list of best places to celebrate the Fourth of July out of 100 United States cities.

According to WalletHub, a personal credit tech site, Pittsburgh ranked 20th, coming in behind Orlando and before Minneapolis. The site uses a list of criteria to determine ranking, including Fourth of July celebrations, affordability, attractions and activities, safety and accessibility and weather.

Pittsburgh ranked 83rd for Fourth of July celebrations, 43rd for affordability, ninth for attractions and activities, 20th for safety and accessibility and first for weather. An average of those scores determined the city’s overall ranking.

Source: WalletHub

Pittsburgh will host its annual Fourth of July celebration, with fireworks shooting off at 9:35 p.m. from Point State Park. The U.S. Army Drill Team is slated to perform, and the evening will include a U.S. Air Force C-17 flyover, a U.S. Army gaming trailer, kids activities and food vendors.

New York City ranked first on the list of best places to celebrate, coming in second in terms of celebrations, first for attractions and activities and second for safety and accessibility. The city ranked 74th for affordability and 56th for weather. The city also ranked first in having the fewest DUI-related fatalities per capita, according to WalletHub.

Other cities in the top 20 list include Los Angeles and San Diego; Washington, D.C.; Las Vegas, Dallas; Atlanta; Chicago; San Francisco; St. Louis; New Orleans; Scottsdale, Ariz.; Milwaukee; Baltimore; Philadelphia; Seattle; Denver; Miami and Orlando.

San Bernardino, Calif., came 100th, or last on the last. It ranked 74th in Fourth of July celebrations, 97th for affordability, 100th for attractions and activities, 97th for safety and accessibility and 56th for weather.

WalletHub compared the 100 most populated cities in the country to determine the best and worst cities, according to their website. To break the rankings down into the five categories, the website graded each category on a 100 point scale, with a score of 100 given to the most favorable conditions.

Each category had its own breakdown.

From there, each city’s average across the categories was calculated for the overall score.

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