This city is the best place to celebrate the Fourth of July

Atlanta, Georgia
A view of the Atlanta skyline. (Photo by Todd DeFeo/The DeFeo Groupe)

ATLANTA — Atlanta is the best place to celebrate the Fourth of July, according to a new survey.

San Francisco; Buffalo, N.Y.; Washington; and San Diego round out the top five, WalletHub found in its analysis. Also, Americans plan to spend more than $1.6 billion on beer and wine this holiday.

Source: WalletHub

Meanwhile, a record 44.2 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more away from home, AAA is predicting. With 1.25 million more travelers than last year, 2017 will be marked as the most traveled Independence Day holiday weekend ever, AAA said.

“Combined, strong employment, rising incomes and higher consumer confidence bode well for the travel industry, in particular this Independence Day weekend,” Bill Sutherland, AAA senior vice president, Travel and Publishing, said in a news release. “A historic 44.2 million Americans will travel to celebrate our nation’s freedom this year, adding to an already bustling summer travel season.”

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