When it comes to making Fourth of July plans, picking a prime location is the first order of business. After all, if you don’t choose an area with well-known festivities, reasonably priced accommodations and enjoyable weather, it’s going to put a damper on your Independence Day.
To help you pick the right spot, our team looked at data from a study comparing the 100 most populated cities in the US across five relevant metrics, placed it in a CSV file, uploaded it to Salesforce as a custom object and mapped it with Geopointe! Below are the resulting maps to help you visualize your holiday plans. 
The Best Celebrations
The Winner: Los Angeles, CA
From Miracle Mile to Venice Beach, Los Angeles is the best place for fun-filled Fourth of July celebrations. With a variety of holiday-themed concerts and Fourth of July shows, you can’t go wrong planning your Independence Day in the City of Angels.
The Most Affordable
The Winner: Phoenix, AZ
Want to keep it frugal this Fourth of July? Head to sunny Phoenix, where you don’t have to sweat your budget, even if you do have to sweat the weather. Food, hotels and libations – all are super reasonable in the Valley of the Sun.
The Top Attractions & Activities
The Winner: New York, NY
Not too shocking of a result here, as Time Square, Broadway and Central Park are just a few of the big name attractions that come to mind when you think of the Big Apple. However, if you’re from the West Coast and not looking to travel across the country, it is worth noting that San Francisco and San Diego ranked near the top as well.
The Safest City
The Winner: Jersey City, NJ
With walkability, public transit, traffic and crime-rate all factored into this result, Jersey City managed to claim the top spot for safety. If you’re celebrating with the kids or simply don’t want to worry, this may be your best bet. Although neighboring New York came in #2, in addition to ranking well in other categories.
The Best Weather
The Winner: Portland, OR
Surprised this trendy town beat out its competition from the Golden State? You’re not alone! But while it can get a bit nippy up north during the winter, Portland actually turns the heat up in July with an average temperature of 81 degrees! 
The Best of the Best (Overall Winner)The Winner: New York, NY
It only seems appropriate that the city that the Statue of Liberty calls home would claim the top prize for the day American’s celebrate their independence! After coming in #1 in attractions and activities, #2 in safety and #5 in celebrations, this #1 overall ranking is well-deserved.
Do you have data outside Salesforce that you’d like to put on the map? Contact the Geopointe team using the link below!