WalletHub Press Release
2019's Best & Worst Cities for Staycations
With summer arriving and 52% of Americans reporting having unused vacation days last year, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2019’s Best & Worst Cities for Staycations as well as accompanying videos.
To identify the best spots for staying local, WalletHub compared more than 180 cities across 43 key indicators of a fun-filled yet wallet-friendly staycation. The data ranges from movie and bowling costs to spas and wellness centers per capita to cost of house-cleaning services.
|Best Cities for Staycations||Worst Cities for Staycations|
|1||Honolulu, HI||173||Jersey City, NJ|
|2||Orlando, FL||174||Lewiston, ME|
|3||Chicago, IL||175||Aurora, IL|
|4||San Diego, CA||176||Santa Ana, CA|
|5||Portland, OR||177||Pearl City, HI|
|6||Charleston, SC||178||Irving, TX|
|7||Seattle, WA||179||Bridgeport, CT|
|8||Fort Lauderdale, FL||180||Yonkers, NY|
|9||Tampa, FL||181||Oxnard, CA|
|10||San Francisco, CA||182||Chula Vista, CA|
Best vs. Worst
- Orlando, Florida, has the most zoos & aquariums (per square root of population), 0.0135, 45 times more than in New York, the city with the fewest at 0.0003.
- Portland, Maine has the most parks (per square root of population), 1.2931, 21 times more than in Hialeah, Florida, the city with the fewest at 0.0616.
- Honolulu has the most tennis courts (per square root of population), 0.3495, 24.1 times more than in Gilbert, Arizona, the city with the fewest at 0.0145.
- North Las Vegas, Nevada, has the lowest cost of house-cleaning services, $73, 7.1 times less expensive than in St. Paul, Minnesota, the city with the highest at $518.
View the full report and your city’s rank.