Detroit, MI; Portland, OR; Miami, FL; San Diego, CA; and Las Vegas, NV were the top 5 destinations for the 2022 Purge [link to: http://www.newfoundersamerica.org/2013/05/16/top-5-cities-for-purging-in-2022/]. But a lot can change in a year!
Here’s a current rundown of what the NFFA is predicting will be national hot spots for the upcoming event. If you live in one of these cities or plan to travel to one (like last year, 2023 Purge travel remains tax deductible), it is recommended that you start preparing now.
5. San Francisco, CA
The technology boom has shown an influx of smart businesses and brought a staggering amount of money to the Bay Area over the last 30 years. It’s also brought major class tension that the Purge is designed to dispel. Note: For those that can’t make it, our nation’s most tech savvy city will be streaming its entire downtown surveillance feed live on the web.
4. Los Angeles, CA
Further south, Los Angeles has become a major player in the Purge over the last few years. While it boasts a massive population, it’s sprawling landscape once acted as a deterrent to hunters who found its pocket neighborhoods too limiting. The latest revival of Downtown L.A.’s historic core, however, now serves as a hub for Purge fanatics looking to let loose, so expect it to get wild.
3. New Orleans, LA
What lurks in the dark corners of the bayou? Some of the country’s most vocal and ardent Purge supporters, of course. Last year’s news of a band of hunters eliminating targets with the help of alligators still has everyone talking, and we expect that curiosity to make NOLA a major Purge destination this year.
2. New York, NY
With all 5 boroughs now offering housing subsidies to those that can prove their Purge participation, this will be the year that New York residents get out of their apartments and into the streets.
1. Las Vegas, NV
Sin City remains in the top spot for another year. The dry desert climate and over-the-top Purge night deals make it a destination without compare. Here, as usual, the Strip will be lit up like a carnival where anything and everything goes, and many casinos will have special Purge-style gambling incentives for hunters looking to truly go all or nothing.
Don’t forget: If you are traveling to a new area to purge, we strongly advise arriving early to better familiarize yourself with the area.