Is The Sun City a Fun City? Here’s Where El Paso Ranks in New Study
For those who think El Paso is oh so boring, boy, do I have news for you.
It turns out, the 915 is kind of a fun place. In a recent study conducted by the list-happy personal finance website Wallethub, El Paso didn't do as bad as haters would think.
For its 2021 Most Fun Cities in America list WalletHub compared than ranked the 182 largest cities in the United States according to how "fun" they are.
To determine rankings, they looked at factors such as the number of bars, restaurants and sporting venues, how nice the weather is, how much it costs to do stuff, and a few others.
When all the numbers were crunched El Paso came in at number 76 on the list with an overall total score of 34.22. The city scored a 69 in the "Entertainment & Recreation" category, and a 44 in cost and affordability. "Nightlife & Parties" is where the finance website says we are lacking, giving us a score of 97. I guess contrary to local belief we don't have enough places to drink around here. (Insert sarcasm emoji here.)
Hey, it could be worse. We could be Las Cruces, which came in at 129.
Just like when in Vegas, what happens in Las Cruces stays in Las Cruces. Except that apparently not much happens in Cruces.
Now if you really, really want to have fun go to the aforementioned Las Vegas. Sin City ranked first in nightlife and third in entertainment making it the most fun city in America. Hence what happens in Vegas immediately gets posted to Instagram and Tik Tok.