WalletHub Survey: 2020’s Best & Worst Cities for Staycations

With the travel and tourism industries gutted by COVID-19 and travelers opting to stay close to home this summer, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2020’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 15 key indicators of a fun-filled yet wallet-friendly staycation. Our data set ranges from parks per capita to the average home square footage and the idealness of summer weather.

Best Cities for Staycations
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

Worst Cities for Staycations
173. San Jose, CA
174. Oceanside, CA
175. Stockton, CA
176. Fremont, CA
177. Oxnard, CA
178. Oakland, CA
179. Providence, RI
180. Warwick, RI
181. Chula Vista, CA
182. Pearl City, HI

Best vs. Worst

New York City has the most parks (per square root of population), 1.474633, which is 23.9 times more than in Hialeah, Florida, the city with the fewest at 0.061587.

San Francisco has the most bike rental facilities (per square root of population), 0.060037, which is 49.4 times more than in Detroit, the city with the fewest at 0.001215.

San Francisco has the most walking routes (per square root of population), 39.164353, which is 31.7 times more than in El Paso, Texas, the city with the fewest at 1.234185.

Fort Smith, Arkansas, has the lowest average price of pizza, $8.00, which is 1.9 times lower than in Stockton, California, the city with the highest at $15.25.

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This article was released by WalletHub.