Report: San Francisco ranked best city for Valentine’s Day in 2016

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — San Francisco has been ranked the best city for Valentine’s Day in 2016, according to WalletHub.

San Francisco scored 78.39 on WalletHub’s list, followed by No. 2 Scottsdale, Arizona (76.33), the website said.

San Francisco also topped the list of highest number of jewelry stores per capita and ranked fourth in the highest number of florists per capita.

Fremont ranked 14th on the list, while San Jose placed 20th on the list. Oakland placed 28th on the list.

Even though the Bay Area has seen some great weather this week, Scottsdale topped WalletHub’s list of best weather forecast cities for Sunday.

San Francisco also ranked 29th in Valentine’s Day budget, fourth in activities, and second in accessibility, but only 68th in weather forecast.

They study ranked 100 of the largest cities.

Here are the full findings:

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Source: WalletHub

 

And here is a description of the scores:

Valentine’s Day Budget – Total Points: 50

Note: All of the following cost metrics were adjusted by the median household income of the respective city.

  • Average Price per Valentine’s Day Party Ticket: Full Weight (~8.33 Points)
  • Restaurant-Meal Costs (three-course meal for two*): Double Weight (~16.37 Points)
    *We used this measurement as a proxy for “Valentine’s Day restaurant-meals costs” and assumed that the price of such would increase proportionally across all cities during the holiday.
  • Average Price per Movie Ticket: Full Weight (~8.33 Points)
  • Average Wine Price: Full Weight (~8.33 Points)
  • Beauty-Salon Costs: Full Weight (~8.33 Points)

Valentine’s Day Activities – Total Points: 20

  • Number of Restaurants per 100,000 Residents: Double Weight (~8.00 Points)
  • Number of Cafés per 100,000 Residents: Full Weight (~4.00 Points)
  • Number of Attractions (e.g., museums, cultural performances, zoos): Full Weight (~4.00 Points)
  • Number of Nightlife Options per 100,000 Residents: Full Weight (~4.00 Points)

Valentine’s Day Gift Accessibility – Total Points: 20

  • Number of Jewelry Stores per 100,000 Residents: Full Weight (~5.00 Points)
  • Number of Florists per 100,000 Residents: Full Weight (~5.00 Points)
  • Number of Chocolate Shops per 100,000 Residents: Full Weight (~5.00 Points)
  • Number of Specialty Stores (e.g., greeting card/gift store) per 100,000 Residents: Full Weight (~5.00 Points)

Valentine’s Day Weather Forecast – Total Points: 10

  • Difference between the Average Forecasted Temperature for Valentine’s Day & the Average Normal Temperature for This Time Period: Full Weight (~5.00 Points)
  • Forecasted Precipitations for Valentine’s Day: Full Weight (~5.00 Points)

Full list here: https://wallethub.com/edu/best-and-worst-cities-for-valentines-day/10056/

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