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Houston shines among America's best places to celebrate 4th of July

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Fourth of July is upon us, and Houston is just the place to be, according to a new study that names H-Town among the top places to celebrate the holiday.

Personal finance website WalletHub recently released a list of the best and worst places to celebrate July Fourth this year, ranking Houston No. 3 in Texas and No. 27 nationally. The site graded each city on its celebrations, affordability, attractions and activities, safety and accessibility, and — always crucial — weather.

Houston, where there are plenty of events and fireworks extravaganzas to choose from, ranks ninth in celebrations, 28th in affordability, and 31st for attractions and activities. Regarding safety and accessibility, we rank 70th, and for holiday weather, we're just about the worst (99th out of 100).

WalletHub isn't the only one taking notice of Houston this summer. Travel site Priceline deems it the country's top spot for millennials to spend the Fourth of July, as well as the most affordable destination, based on holiday hotel bookings. Dallas takes the No. 2 spot on both lists.

Continue reading on CultureMap to see where other Texas cities rank on the list.

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If you're flying out of town soon and your ticket says Hobby Airport, we've got good news for you. A recent study by personal finance site FinanceBuzzcompared domestic roundtrip airfare at 45 of the busiest airports in America, finding Hobby is one of the cheapest in Texas.

It ranks No. 21 overall, behind Dallas Love Field at No. 8, with an average ticket price of $338.79. When you factor in the airport's "passenger volume rank" — it gets a 45, meaning Hobby (HOU) is the least busy airport in the study (each included airport serviced at least 100,000 passengers a year).

Dallas Love Field (DAL) — the cheapest in Texas — rings up at $303.32 and a volume rank of 37, while Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) comes in at No. 23 overall, costing an average of $341.51 with a volume rank of 25.

Flying out of elsewhere in Texas? It'll cost you.

Continue reading on CultureMap to find out how much.


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