People love Halloween for a number of different reasons: candy, costumes, horror films, haunted houses, parties and more. If you’re one of the many Americans who count down to this holiday from the beginning of autumn, then you’ll want to make sure you’re in the most spooktacular part of America on Oct. 31.
How your Halloween night will turn out depends on your plans and budget. This year, the average U.S. household is expected to spend $86.27 on Halloween expenses, from decorations to treats to costumes. Collectively, that’s about $8.8 billion. And if you’re counting on getting more free treats in return for your investment, you’ll definitely want to be in a place with the most activities.
To help you decide where to spend Halloween without frightening your wallet, WalletHub compared the 100 largest U.S. cities based on 21 key metrics. They range from costume stores per capita to average price per Halloween party ticket to share of potential trick-or-treat stops.
The Best Places for Halloween 2019
|Rank||Citiy||Total Score||Halloween Weather|
|1||New York, NY||75.89||7|
|2||Los Angeles, CA||60.91||54|
|4||San Diego, CA||60.60||29|
|5||Las Vegas, NV||60.60||10|
|9||San Francisco, CA||59.04||4|
|10||San Jose, CA||58.96||60|