Portfolio.com recently rated the top 100 cities for fun in the United States, and as you would imagine, the city that never sleeps, the Big Apple, New York City was ranked first.
Ranked above places like Memphis and Atlanta and Cincinnati and Orlando and Houston and Virginia Beach and New Orleans and even Las Freaking Vegas is The City of Bridges, the New Hollywood, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the 12th most fun city in the nation.
Part of the reason we ranked so high was our Food/Drink score is fourth in the nation, while we scored 8th best in low-impact sports like golf.
Now, while you and I know how awesome our city is, and how much fun we do have and can have here, this ranking is a bit NOT EVEN A LITTLE BIT RIGHT because Detroit, the city of financial doom, is ranked as more fun than Nashville.
Scranton, PA is ranked as more fun than Orlando. Which, when I think Scranton, I think zzzzzzzzzz and when I think Orlando, I think THE HAPPIEST PLACE ON EARTH.
And the biggest nail in the coffin that is this ranking?
Allentown, PA is ranked as more fun than Honolulu, Hawaii.
This is great news for you gents because now when you’re planning a fun getaway for your wife, you can say, “Babe, forget about Vegas or Hawaii! Why spend all that money when we can just drive to Allentown? Ah, hell, you know what? You’re special to me. Break out your good jewelry; I’ll splurge for Scranton. You can thank me in the bedroom.”
Also, do you suppose there is a blogger in, say, Kansas City writing a post about this ranking all, “Babe, screw Orlando. Bust out your spandex; I’m taking you to PITTSBURGH!”