The Best US Cities for a Staycation

June 3, 2017
Alison Rodriguez

Whether it’s time, money or something else keeping you from going away this summer, why not indulge in a staycation? If you live in one of these cities, you’re in for a real treat.

Wanna get away … but can’t? A staycation is the perfect way to remain at home while experiencing all the relaxation and entertainment of a vacation. WalletHub, a website that offers free credit scores and reports, curated a list that ranks the best cities in the United States for escaping your daily routine without leaving home.

Source: WalletHub

To determine its rankings, WalletHub evaluated the 150 most populated cities in the United States based on three specific factors — recreation, food and entertainment, and rest and relaxation. Here are the top 10 staycation cities in the country.

10. New York, New York

  • Ranked in the top five for the most tennis courts, ice cream and frozen yogurt shops, beer gardens, coffee and tea shops, museums, and spas.
  • Ranked in the bottom five for having the fewest zoos and aquariums.

9. San Francisco, California

  • Ranked in the top five for having the most coffee and tea shops, museums and spas.
  • Ranked fourth for recreation and food/entertainment.

8. Portland, Oregon

  • Ranked in the top five for having the most beer gardens and coffee and tea shops.
  • Ranked third for food and entertainment.

7. Atlanta, Georgia

  • Ranked in the top five for having the most ice cream and frozen yogurt shops.
  • Ranked in the top 10 for recreation and food and entertainment.

6. Las Vegas, Nevada

  • Ranked in the top five for having the most public golf courses, zoos and aquariums, ice cream and frozen yogurt shops, and spas.
  • Ranked second for best food and entertainment.

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5. Tampa, Florida

  • Ranked third for rest and relaxation.
  • Ranked in the bottom five for having the fewest beer gardens.

4. Seattle, Washington

  • Ranked in the top five for the most coffee and tea shops.
  • Ranked in the top 10 for recreation and food and entertainment.

3. San Diego, California

  • Ranked in the top 10 for recreation and food and entertainment.
  • Ranked 18th for rest and relaxation.

2. Chicago, Illinois

  • Ranked in the top five for having the most swimming pools, tennis courts, ice cream and frozen yogurt shops.
  • Ranked first for recreation.

1. Orlando, Florida

  • Ranked in the top five for having most public golf courses, zoos and aquariums, ice cream and frozen yogurt shops, and spas.
  • Ranked first for food and entertainment.
  • Ranked first as the best city for a staycation with all categories and criteria considered!