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||Worst Cities for Staycations|
|1. Plano, TX||173. San Jose, CA|
|2. Boise, ID||174. Oceanside, CA|
|3. Tampa, FL||175. Stockton, CA|
|4. Charleston, SC||176. Fremont, CA|
|5. Lincoln, NE||177. Oxnard, CA|
|6. Fort Smith, AR||178. Oakland, CA|
|7. Scottsdale, AZ||179. Providence, RI|
|8. Grand Prairie, TX||180. Warwick, RI|
|9. Austin, TX||181. Chula Vista, CA|
|10. Orlando, FL||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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