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Boston's Among the Best US Cities to Celebrate Halloween, Analysis Finds

Trick-or-treat friendliness, Halloween fun and Halloween weather were analyzed

What to Know

  • If you are one of the many people who love Halloween and you happen to be in the Big Apple during the spooky holiday – then you are in luck!
  • A new study has proclaimed New York as the best city to celebrate Halloween in 2019
  • WalletHub crowned the Big Apple as the best, but a couple of other local cities also made the top 25

If one of your favorite times of the year is Halloween, then you're in the right part of the country!

A new analysis by WalletHub finds Boston is the third best city in the nation to celebrate the spooky holiday in 2019.

In order to come up with the ranking, WalletHub compared the 100 largest U.S. cities based on 21 key metrics that comprised three individual ranks: trick-or-treat friendliness, Halloween fun and Halloween weather.

The study put Boston at No. 12 in "trick-or-treater friendliness," No. 35 for "Halloween fun" and No. 4 on "Halloween weather." That added up to a score that just beat out San Diego, Las Vegas and Chicago.

New York was the top best place to go for Halloween while Los Angeles was number two, according to WalletHub.

Wallethub's key metrics include costume stores per capita, average price per Halloween party ticket and share of potential trick-or-treat stops.

For more information on the methodology used or to see the complete list, click here.

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