With July 4th just around the corner, the city search and discovery app Foursquare has found the best cities to celebrate America’s birthday. During this time of year, Foursquare sees a spike in searches for things like burgers, fireworks, funnel cakes, Italian ices, lemonade, lobster rolls, potato chips, swimming pools, water parks and watermelon, and Orlando is the #1 city in the US for these “July 4th tastes.”
This holiday weekend in Orlando, visitors and locals can celebrate the 4th by watching the fireworks show in downtown over Lake Eola, watch the NASCAR Sprint Cup race the next day, or enjoy a July 4th themed event at all of the theme parks.
Here’s the Best Cities for July 4th:
· Orlando, FL
· Atlanta, GA
· Las Vegas, NV
· Charlotte, NC
· Austin, TX
Methodology: These five cities are top-rated for “July 4th tastes,” which is a collection of trending tastes—burgers, fireworks, funnel cakes, Italian ices, lemonade, lobster rolls, potato chips, swimming pools, water parks, and watermelon—that, according to Foursquare data, peak during the July 4th holiday.
More on Foursquare– Some quick background in case you’re not familiar with Foursquare’s changes in the past year—the app has no more check-in function (this moved to our sister app, Swarm). Instead, Foursquare is now a city guide app that offers personalized recommendations for what to do and where to eat/drink around the globe. These tips are based on tastes and the insights about what users like, which powers the recommendation engine.