“Staycation” kinda sounds like a word your parents made up to make sitting at home all summer sound fun.
“Yes, we know the Wentworths are summering in Mallorca, but instead of a vacation, we can have a STAY-cation!”
Underwhelming to a seven-year-old, but as you get older, the idea of sticking around your hometown and taking a break sounds a little more appealing. No airports. No long drives. And maybe not even a hotel. Of course, some cities have more for staycationing locals than others, so the good people at WalletHub examined the 150 most populated cities in America to find which one was best. They factored in 43 different metrics from recreational trails per capita to beer gardens, coffee shops, swimming pools, and boat tours. Then, they ranked them in three categories: recreation, food and entertainment, and rest and relaxation. What follows are the 10 overall best, as well as the bottom five, with some suggestions for what to do in all of them.