Best, Worst US Cities for Your Staycation

One surprising state in particular dominates the worst rankings
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 3, 2017 5:57 AM CDT
Staycationing? Best, Worst US Cities
Orlando takes the top spot.   (Getty Images/Susanne Neumann)

Planning on taking some time off without leaving home? The beauty of a "staycation" is that you can get some R&R without having to travel far, or at all, though some cities are more conducive than others to kicking back locally. WalletHub looked at 150 of the biggest US cities to see how their recreation, dining, entertainment, and relaxation options stacked up—right down to how many ice cream shops each location boasts, because what's a staycation without ice cream? A Disney-saturated metropolis, not surprisingly, came in first place. The cities, ranked:

Best Cities

  1. Orlando, Fla.
  2. Chicago
  3. San Diego
  4. Seattle
  5. Tampa, Fla.
Worst Cities
  1. Chula Vista, Calif.
  2. Yonkers, NY
  3. Oxnard, Calif.
  4. Santa Ana, Calif.
  5. Fremont, Calif.
Check out the full list here. (If you are able to get out of town, here are the 10 best places in the world to see.)

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