If you're looking for the right spot in America where you can experience the best night of your life, a new survey has been released that lists party cities across the U.S. and there's one in Illinois ranked in the Top 30.

How Were The Best Party Cities Ranked?

The study details published by BonusFinder said 11 different categories were used to rank 101 cities in the United States "using the number of nightclubs and casinos to the average price for a night in a hotel."

Florida and other sunny destinations were popular for outdoor activities while New Jersey also had high marks for several of their "fun-filled cities."

Here are the Top 10 Best Party Cities in the U.S.

  1. Atlantic City, NJ
  2. Miami Beach, FL
  3. Hoboken, NJ
  4. Key West, FL
  5. Miami, FL
  6. Las Vegas, NV
  7. New Orleans, LA
  8. Reno, NV
  9. Shreveport, LA
  10. Sarasota, FL

Top top "Party City" in Illinois may surprise you. It's not Chicago or Champaign-Urbana.

Ranked at #14 in the U.S. for Best Party City, the highest ranking for any Illinois city, is Peoria, Illinois.

Why was Peoria Ranked #14 Best U.S. Party City?

According to the study methodology, they analyzed these categories to rank party cities:

Music Events
Late Night Food Venues
️ Hotels
Average Price of a Drink
️ Average Price of a Hotel Room
Average Taxi Cost from the Airport to the City Center
Last Call at the Bar

Chicago was ranked #93 on the list. Milwaukee ranked #55 and Madison #69.

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