Which Cities Dropped the Ball? The Best & Worst Cities to Celebrate NYE

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NATIONWIDE - Believe it or not, it's almost time to start thinking about next year. So all you party animals out there can rejoice. But before you go out to dance the night away, you want to make sure it's the best possible spot, right?

Well, WalletHub compiled a list of the best and worst cities to celebrate New Year’s Eve. Among the criteria were cost, accessibility and entertainment value.

You might be surprised that New York City didn`t come in first or second. It actually came in 25th out of 100. So much for watching the ball drop at Times Square.

Okay, but where should you go? Sin City came in number 9. As far as the top three, Atlanta took the third spot, romantic San Francisco came in second. Number 1? Orlando, where you'll be treated to plenty of fireworks.

But how about closer to home? Dallas came in at 44th, which is generous since the official New Year’s Eve party at Victory Park has been canceled this year.

Plano made the list at 72nd, Irving was 77th, Arlington limped in at 92nd with Garland right behind at 94th. Just barely making the list, CowTown USA. Yep, Ft. Worth was dead last out of all Texas cities at number 96.

But hey, as long as you're ringing in the New Year with people you love and a bottle of champagne you'll probably have a blast--wherever you wind up.