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Does Your City Rank? The Top 10 Best And Worst Cities For A Staycation
If you don’t want to travel far this summer, why not plan a staycation?
Staycations are a great way to explore the city you live in, or even a surrounding city.
“Summer and early fall are great times to have a staycation,” says Dipra Jha, Assistant Director & Scholarly Associate Professor, School of Hospitality Business Management, Washington State University Carson College of Business.
Jha goes on to say, “However, weekend staycations have become extremely popular year-round with hotels and resort curating packages to attract people seeking a quick getaway within or not too far from their community.”
The personal-finance website WalletHub released its 2022 Best & Worst Cities for Staycations report. The company compared over 180 cities across 44 key indicators. Parks per capita, restaurant-meal costs and the number of vaccinated residents were all factors.
How to stay safe on a staycation, during the pandemic
“Doing things outdoors is the best during this time. Renting boats, hiking, rafting, tubing, rail biking…outdoor waterparks, and outdoor amusement parks, just to name a bunch of the popular ones,” says Jack Samuels — Ed.D., M.B.A. — Senior Professor, Montclair State University; President, Tourism and Leisure Consultants, LLC.
Top 10 best cities for staycations
- Honolulu, HI
- Orlando, FL
- Chicago, IL
- Fort Lauderdale, FL
- Portland, ME
- Las Vegas, NV
- San Francisco, CA
- New York, NY
- San Diego, CA
- Seattle, WA
Top 10 Worst Cities for Staycations
- Pearl City, HI
- Chula Vista, CA
- Moreno Valley, CA
- Rancho Cucamonga, CA
- Oxnard, CA
- North Las Vegas, NV
- Fontana, CA
- Irving, TX
- Garland, TX
- Fremont, CA
View the full report here.