The Best Cities For Staycations (And Where ABQ Falls On The List)

This summer, millions of Americans will be traveling and going on vacation, but not everyone is so lucky. Some folks need to cut back on expenses, which means staying home, but just because you’re not going out of town doesn’t mean you can’t have a great time in your hometown. Some cities offer lots of options for a budget-friendly, fun-filled staycation, and a new report reveals which ones they are.

  • WalletHub’s annual list of the Best (and Worst) Cities for Staycations has just come out.
  • They compared 182 U.S. cities on 42 metrics, which include golf courses, hiking trails and swimming pools per capita, restaurant costs and amusement parks and museums per capita.
  • Based on all that, the best city for a staycation in 2024 is Orlando, Florida.
  • It’s number one in the food and entertainment category and 18th for rest and relaxation.
  • Honolulu, Hawaii, second overall, is number one for recreation, while Shreveport, Louisiana, 31st overall, is first for rest and relaxation.
  • At the bottom of the list is Fremont, California, making it the worst city for a staycation overall.

For those wondering...Albuquerque didn't make the Top 10 but finished at a respectable #22!

The Top 10 Best Places for a Staycation

(Check out the full list here)

  1. Orlando, Florida
  2. Honolulu, Hawaii
  3. Cincinnati, Ohio
  4. Las Vegas, Nevada
  5. Tampa, Florida
  6. Chicago, Illinois
  7. San Diego, California
  8. Atlanta, Georgia
  9. New Orleans, Louisiana
  10. Tucson, Arizona

Source: WalletHub

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