With around 33% of Americans not planning to take a trip this summer, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2021’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 46 key indicators of a fun-filled yet wallet-friendly staycation. Our data set ranges from parks per capita to restaurant-meal costs to the share of residents who are vaccinated.
|Best Cities for Staycations||Worst Cities for Staycations|
|1. Honolulu, HI||173. Columbus, GA|
|2. Orlando, FL||174. Garland, TX|
|3. San Francisco, CA||175. Newark, NJ|
|4. Charleston, SC||176. Chesapeake, VA|
|5. Las Vegas, NV||177. Montgomery, AL|
|6. Portland, ME||178. Aurora, CO|
|7. Chicago, IL||179. North Las Vegas, NV|
|8. Seattle, WA||180. Hialeah, FL|
|9. San Diego, CA||181. Chula Vista, CA|
|10. Cincinnati, OH||182. Fremont, CA|
Best vs. Worst
- New York City has the most parks (per square root of population), 1.478147, which is 23.1 times more than in Hialeah, Florida, the city with the fewest at 0.064011.
- Orlando, Florida, has the most zoos & aquariums (per square root of population), 0.013209, which is 38.3 times more than in New York, the city with the fewest at 0.000345.
- Sioux Falls, South Dakota, has the lowest cost of house-cleaning services, $60, which is five times less expensive than in Pearl City, Hawaii, the city with the highest at $300.
To view the full report and your city’s rank, please visit: