Tampa tops St. Petersburg in study of "Most Fun Cities in America"

They're ranked no. 20 and no. 47, respectively.

click to enlarge Sean Kelly (center) during Gasparilla Music Festival 2015. - Ray Roa
Ray Roa
Sean Kelly (center) during Gasparilla Music Festival 2015.

WalletHub just compared 182 American cities, and the report found that Tampa (already ranked among world's most hipster cities) is the 20th most fun city in the United States.

That puts us behind two other Florida cities (Orlando, which came in at no. 2, and Miami, which came in at no. 5) and in front of eight other Sunshine State municipalities including St. Petersburg, which came in at no. 47. 

Tampa ranked among world's "most hipster cities"

The report, released today considered 65 metrics within three key dimensions: entertainment & recreation, nightlife & parties, and costs. A max score of 100 was possible. Tampa scored a 45.56 while St. Pete earned a 36.19.

Another interesting tidbit is that Tampa tied Honolulu, San Francisco and New Orleans for most festivals per capita. Click around the map below, and see the full study here.

Source: WalletHub

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Ray Roa

Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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