7 Best U.S. Cities for a Staycation

by Holly Riddle

Jun 3, 2019
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  • Taking a few days off to relax at home this summer? Some cities are better for a staycation than others. WalletHub recently ranked more than 150 U.S. cities to uncover the best for both fun and finances. © Nomadsoul1 - Dreamstime.com
  • In seventh place, Seattle caters to the caffeinated with the most coffee and tea shops per capita, according to WalletHub’s data. Seattle scored impressively for its “rest and relaxation” factor as well. © Avmedved | Dreamstime.com
  • Charleston takes sixth place, offering a high number of museums per capita. Locals and visitors choose from top-notch offerings like Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum, Gibbes Museum of Art and America’s oldest plantation house. © Sean Pavone | Dreamstime.com
  • Portland, Oregon, sits at fifth place, but it gained first for most beer gardens per capita, tying for the honor with New York City, Washington, D.C., Denver and Philadelphia. © Giovanni Gagliardi | Dreamstime.com
  • Next is San Diego, where summer fun includes 70 miles of California coastline, holiday celebrations and festivals and an impressive lineup of outdoor concerts and shows. © Danny Raustadt | Dreamstime.com
  • In third place, Chicago delights locals with its lakefront, pleasant summer weather and endless dining and entertainment options. Chicago also ranked in WalletHub’s study for the most spas and tennis courts per capita. © Luckyphotographer | Dreamstime.com
  • Orlando is a favorite family destination for travelers from around the world. If you live in the city, there’s no shortage of local attractions to keep your attention during a staycation, from theme parks to world-class zoos and aquariums. © Libo Tang | Dreamstime.com
  • In first place for best U.S. staycation destination, Honolulu is a no-brainer. In a popular, tropical travel destination like Hawai’i, every day is a day in paradise. © Jaroslaw Predki | Dreamstime.com


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