Best places to celebrate the Fourth of July

Posted at 9:59 AM, Jun 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-27 11:03:14-04

The Fourth of July is America's holiday. It's all about grilling, drinking and blowing things up in the name of patriotism.

Celebrating Independence Day can be expensive, paying for everything from travel and hot dogs to fireworks and hospital bills.

WalletHub compared the 100 largest U.S. cities based on how well they balanced holiday cost and fun.

Source: WalletHub

The study looked at Fourth of July celebrations, affordability, attractions and activities, safety and accessibility, and the weather.

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The top 20 cities span across the entire country, speckled across every region.

Watch the video above for the complete list.