Ah, Valentine’s Day is soon approaching and some of us dig deep in our pockets to get that loved one whatever they want. Buzz60’s Mercer Morrison has the story.
As the saying goes, “money can’t buy love.” But it certainly can express it. This year, Americans collectively will spend $20.7 billion on Valentine’s day gifts — from greeting cards to jewelry to a special night out — with the average lovebird shelling out $161.96.
But you don’t need to empty your wallet just to show your romantic side. Depending on where you go and what you do, a sweet evening can be inexpensive and still have the same quality. You just need to be in the right place with the right budget.
With love in the air, WalletHub played cupid to determine the most romantic and cost-effective cities for celebrating Valentine’s Day. We compared 100 of the largest U.S. cities across 25 key metrics, ranging from florists per capita to forecasted precipitation to cost of a three-course meal for two. Read on for the winners, more insight from a panel of experts, and a full description of our methodology. For interesting stats about the holiday, check out WalletHub’s Valentine’s Day Fun Facts infographic below. To see where your city ranked see the breakdown.