Houston lights up at No. 24 among best places to celebrate Fourth of July
How will you spend your Fourth of July?Houston may not be in the top spot, but nonetheless, Texas is sure to be lit this Independence Day.The Bayou City came in at No. 24 on personal finance website WalletHub's list of best and worst places to celebrate Fourth of July. And yes, I'm just as surprised as you are.WalletHub compared the 100 largest U.S. cities based on how well they balance holiday cost and fun using 23 key metrics, including average beer and wine prices, duration of fireworks shows and the July 4th weather forecast.Houston takes the No. 4 spot alongside Atlanta for cheapest three-star hotels. We received an overall score of 59.61 percent.Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, Fort Worth, Irving, Plano, Arlington, Garland, El Paso, Corpus Christi, Lubbock and Laredo also held spots on the list, respectively.Corpus Christi thrives as a No. 1 spot with fewest DUI-related accidents per capita, while Laredo and San Antonio are among the cities with the worst weather. (Which, if you know anything about Texas, is not a good thing.)Whatever you decide to do to celebrate the holiday, remember that COVID-19 is still a thing — and precautions need to be taken.