Norfolk & Virginia Beach upon top 10 best cities for Thanksgiving, study says

Posted at 2:51 PM, Nov 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-06 14:51:35-05

NORFOLK, Va. – According to a study conducted by WalletHub, Norfolk is the 10th best city for Thanksgiving and Virginia Beach is the 3rd!

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

Thanksgiving in Norfolk (1=Best; 50=Avg.)

  • 31st – Cost of Thanksgiving Dinner
  • 39th – Share of Delayed Flights near Thanksgiving Holiday
  • 41st – Volunteer Opportunities per Capita
  • 1st – Forecasted Thanksgiving Precipitation
  • 8th – Traffic Congestion

The top 10 best cities for Thanksgiving, according to the study, is as listed: 

  1. St. Paul, MN
  2. Scottsdale, AZ
  3. Virginia Beach, VA
  4. Orlando, FL
  5. Denver, CO
  6. Gilbert, AZ
  7. Louisville, KY
  8. Raleigh, NC
  9. Irvine, CA
  10. Norfolk, VA

Interesting 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.

For the full report, and to better understand the results of this study, click here.