Okay, let's just admit it from the get-go, the winner of this, shall we call it - - "competition", is without question New York City. I mean they have the whole insane Times Square experience.

From the dropping of the Swaroski Crystal ball that is worth a bazillion dollars to the thousands of people, (including prolific pickpockets) who temporarily inhabit one of the most famous landmarks in the city, New York is hands down the winner of the best city in which to celebrate New Year's Eve.

Times Square rivals Las Vegas for its eye-popping, flashing billboards, and neon lights. Plus it's sort of an entertainment mecca with an overabundance of restaurants, theaters, clubs, museums and the list goes on. Okay, so now we know who number one is.

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Where is Sioux Falls on this list of best cities to spend New Year's Eve in? The simple answer is - -it isn't. But the reason why explains it all.

Those bean countin' weirdos over at WalletHub, who quite often put Sioux Falls at the top, or near it, of every other survey they take or study they do, have only looked at the 100 most populated cities this time, not the usual 180.

So - - Sioux Falls didn't even have the opportunity to compete!

Just in case you'd like to spend New Year's Eve in one of the best places for wacky New Years shenanigans- -here is the list of the Top 10 Best Cities:

  1. New York City
  2. Las Vegas
  3. Orlando
  4. Atlanta
  5. Miami
  6. Washington, D.C.
  7. San Francisco
  8. Denver
  9. Louisville
  10. Houston

To see the complete study and criteria they used see WalletHub.


The Ultimate Sioux Falls Visitor's Guide: A to Z

Sioux Falls has lots to explore; fun stuff for the whole family, food of every kind, educational opportunities, and more! If you have out-of-town guests visiting, show them around our city. Eat at places they've never eaten. Take them to places they'd never go. Take some great photos to post on social media (and don't forget the hashtag #HiFromSiouxFalls). We've even listed some cool hotels where they can stay if you don't have the room.

Sioux Falls, South Dakota. We call it the 'Sioux Empire.' It's the biggest city in the state with a population of nearly 200,000. We’re known for our namesake, Falls Park, along the Big Sioux River. Sioux Falls has received numerous accolades for its quality of life. We have been named the number one best place to rent in America. We’ve topped the list of Best States to Find a Job. Sioux Falls is the Best City in America for Young Professionals. 

We've appeared on lists such as Most Charming Small CitiesTop 10 Place to Raise Kids, and even ranked 10th in the 2020 Top 100 Best Places to Live. We have an abundance of achievements and you can see them on the Sioux Falls Development Foundation's website.

It's a pretty awesome city and that's why we think you should come and visit. If you're coming on business or pleasure, we've put together a list of places to go and things to see. We know you want to explore the attractions the city is known for like Falls Park, the Arc of Dreams, and the Sculpture Walk, but there's a lot more to see and do than just the touristy (that's really a word) stuff. The best places to go are where the locals go and we have a not your average, ordinary visitor's guide. 

Here's a list of over 100 things to do and places to go in Sioux Falls.

Click HERE for a list of all the places we mention and links to each one. Print it out or save it to your phone and use it as a reference when you're visiting. See you soon!

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