SURVEY: Best 2019 places to go for Thanksgiving

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TYLER, Texas (KETK) With Thanksgiving just around the corner and millions of people still shopping during the holiday, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its 2019’s Best Places to Go for Thanksgiving report.

To help Americans decide where to enjoy a Thanksgiving feast without breaking the bank, WalletHub compared the 100 largest U.S. cities across 20 key metrics.

They range from cost of Thanksgiving dinner and share of delayed flights to volunteer opportunities per capita and forecasted precipitation.

1. St. Paul, MN 11. Chandler, AZ
2. Scottsdale, AZ 12. Henderson, NV
3. Virginia Beach, VA 13. Mesa, AZ
4. Orlando, FL 14. Minneapolis, MN
5. Denver, CO 15. Plano, TX
6. Gilbert, AZ 16. Miami, FL
7. Louisville, KY 17. Lexington-Fayette, KY
8. Raleigh, NC 18. Colorado Springs, CO
9. Irvine, CA 19. Fort Wayne, IN
10. Norfolk, VA 20. Wichita, KS

Thanksgiving Facts:

  • $313 – Average person’s spending over the five-day Thanksgiving period.
  • 10 Hrs. 33 Mins. – Length of time the average American male would need to spend on the treadmill to burn the 4,500 calories consumed at the average Thanksgiving meal.
  • $552+ Million – Estimated amount Americans spend on Thanksgiving turkeys each year, with 46 million turkeys killed for the holiday.
  • $19 Million – Amount of property loss caused by residential building fires each Thanksgiving.
  • 53% –  Share of people celebrating Thanksgiving who are dreading having to talk politics at the dinner table.

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