NEW YORK (PIX11) – New York City ranks among the worst places for travel during the holiday season, according to a new study by Forbes.  

To determine which cities are the worst for holiday travel, the business magazine compared what it’s like to travel in some of the most populated cities around the U.S. 

Forbes compiled its list using data to compare flight delays, cancelations, and driving conditions.

According to Forbes, the top 10 worst cities for holiday travel are:  

  1. Memphis, Tennessee
  2. Los Angeles, California
  3. Jacksonville, Florida
  4. New York City, New York
  5. Tucson, Arizona
  6. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 
  7. Miami, Florida
  8. Indianapolis, Indiana 
  9. Colorado Springs, Colorado
  10. San Antonio, Texas

The Big Apple claimed its spot due to bad air travel experience, as well as the highest average hotel price for a four-night stay coming in at almost $1,400, or $350 a night.  

Forbes also noted that flight delays were another reason citing the city’s two major airports have the second-highest percentage of flight delays and diverted flights. 

Matthew Euzarraga is a multimedia journalist from El Paso, Texas. He has covered local news and LGBTQIA topics in the New York City Metro area since 2021. He joined the PIX11 Digital team in 2023. You can see more of his work here.