San Diego Named 2nd Best City For Valentine's Day

February 5, 2018
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San Diego is already America's Finest City and for those looking to celebrate Valentine's Day, the news just got a little brighter.

The personal finance website WalletHub just named San Diego the #2 city in the nation to spend Valentine's Day. 

The study compared 100 of the largest U.S. cities across 23 key metrics, ranging from florists per capita to forecasted precipitation to cost of a three-course meal for two. The study also finds that the America's sweethearts will spend on average $143.56 each on the holiday.

You can read more about the study and see the WalletHub info-graphic here.

Meanwhile, here are some particulars about how San Diego stacks up when celebrating the 'Day of Hearts'...

Valentine's Day in San Diego (1=Best, 50=Avg.):

  • 4th – Avg. Ticket Price for Valentine’s Day Party*
  • 9th – Cost of Three-Course Meal for Two*
  • 14th – Restaurants per Capita
  • 10th – Number of Attractions
  • 27th – Avg. Movie-Ticket Price*
  • 17th – Jewelry Stores per Capita
  • 6th – Florists per Capita
  • 13th – Avg. Beverage Price*
  • 9th – Greeting-Card Stores & Gift Shops per Capita
  • 4th – Weather Forecast for Valentine’s Day

*Cost data adjusted for the median household income of the city.

While we're at it, here are a few additional Valentine's Day facts...

  • $19.6B: Total Valentine’s Day spending projected for 2018 ($143.56 per person celebrating).
  • $191 vs. $99: Men plan to spend nearly twice as much as women, on average, for Valentine’s Day 2018.
  • $8.5 Billion: Amount Americans will spend on jewelry ($4.7B), flowers ($2B) and candy ($1.8B).
  • 9 Million: Number of marriage proposals made each Valentine’s Day.