WalletHub: Florida is Great for “Staycations”


One great thing about living in Florida—everyone else in the country and world has to pay travel, accommodations, and other costs to make their sunshine state vacation a reality, but we don’t have to do any of that.

Personal finance website WalletHub is recognizing Florida for that in its newest “staycation” survey, a list a best places to for people to live and vacation.

WalletHub looked at 150 U.S. metros for 36 attributes like public golf courses, paintball fields, arcades, zoos, aquariums, shopping centers, ice cream shops, spas, theaters, nightlife, and restaurants, and then compiled a list of best places to just stay home during vacation.

Orlando ranked number one in the nation, Tampa number five, Fort Lauderdale number 19, and St. Petersburg number 38.

Behind Orlando in order are Chicago, San Diego, and Seattle.

Some of the cities at the bottom of the list of 150 best staycation cities are in California; Chula Vista, Oxnard, Santa Ana, and Fremont.

Yonkers, N.Y., ranked 149. Hialeah was the lowest-ranked Florida metro at 144th

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