Here Are The Best US Cities For A Staycation
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Here Are The Best US Cities For A Staycation

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Leah Freeman-Haskin
Leah Freeman-Haskin Jun 22, 2020

This may not be the summer of international travel, but that doesn’t have to stop you from going on vacation. A “staycation” offers you the convenience of staying close to home while enjoying the benefits of a real getaway. Whether you turn off your phone and spend two days laying poolside in your own backyard or book a weekend stay at the hotel down the street, now is the time to get a little creative with how we “travel”.

WalletHub recently released a list of the best and worst cities for a staycation based on two important criteria.

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“In order to determine the best staycation spots, WalletHub compared 182 U.S. cities — including the 150 most populated U.S. cities, plus at least two of the most populated cities in each state — across two key dimensions: 1) Recreation and 2) Rest and Relaxation,” says the website.

“Recreation” includes public resources like parks per capita, bike rental facilities, walking and running trails, and also factored in current “shelter in place” orders. “Rest and relaxation” included various factors such as average dining prices, idealness of summer weather, and share of homes with swimming pools. The scores from each of these categories were combined to create a list of the best and worse US cities for a staycation.

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Check out the top ten choices to see if your city made the cut of the 182 cities analyzed:

1. Plano, TX

2. Boise, ID

3. Tampa, FL

4. Charleston, SC

5. Lincoln, NE

6. Fort Smith, AR

7. Scottsdale, AZ

8. Grand Prairie, TX

9. Austin, TX

10. Orlando, FL

Check out WalletHub to view the full list of the best and worse US cities for a staycation.