Have you ever thought of using your time off from work for a staycation? This is when you don't actually go anywhere on vacation, but you instead take time off and enjoy your city/area. Staycations are gaining popularity in recent years. As expected, some cities are much better than others for staycations.
If your city doesn't have much to offer, then that probably isn't going to be the best city to staycation in. WalletHub has created a master list of the 182 best cities for staycations. The determining factors in recreation, food & drink, and rest & relaxation for this consideration.
Interestingly enough the #1 city is also a city that sees roughly 68 million tourists every year. Orlando, Florida is the top city for staycations. When you think of all of the recreation and dining opportunities in Orlando, is it really surprising? There's Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando, SeaWorld, and so much more. All of these are perfect fun for the family places to visit for the day/week.
The #2 spot on the list is Honolulu, Hawaii. If you lived here, why would you ever leave? The view alone is reason enough to stay put 365 days a year. But on top of that, there are plenty of activities to choose from during the year. And if you're just looking to lay on a beach, forget about work, and sip a drink, Honolulu is the perfect place.
The top 10 cities are
- Orlando, Florida
- Honolulu, Hawaii
- Chicago, Illinois
- Seattle, Washington
- Portland, Oregon
- Tampa, Florida
- Las Vegas, Nevada
- San Francisco, California
- San Diego, California
- Charleston, South Carolina
You can see all 182 cities by checking out the full list on WalletHub. Which of these were you most surprised by?
If you aren't into staycations, you can check out this list for inspiration to find a new city to travel to for a vacation. Many of the cities in the top 10 can be a little pricey, so you can always work your way down the list to find a place that is fun, yet affordable.