With summer arriving and 52% of Americans reporting having unused vacation days last year, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2018’s Best & Worst Cities for Staycations.

To identify the best spots for staying local, WalletHub compared more than 180 cities across 40 key indicators of a fun-filled yet wallet-friendly staycation. The data ranges from movie and bowling costs to spas and wellness centers per capita to cost of house-cleaning services.

Best for Staycations Worst for Staycations
1 Orlando, FL                                 173 Lubbock, TX
2 Honolulu, HI                              174 Warwick, RI
3 Chicago, IL                                  175 Aurora, IL
4 Seattle, WA                                  176 Anaheim, CA
5 Portland, OR                               177 Nashua, NH
6 Tampa, FL                                   178 Yonkers, NY
7 Las Vegas, NV                             179 Fremont, CA
8 San Francisco, CA                      180 San Bernardino, CA
9 San Diego, CA                             181 Bridgeport, CT
10 Charleston, SC                          182 Oxnard, CA

Best vs. Worst •North Las Vegas, Nev. has the most zoos & aquariums (per square root of population), 0.0187, 62.3 times more than in New York, the city with the fewest at 0.0003.

•Portland, Maine has the most parks (per square root of population), 1.2937, 22.4 times more than in Hialeah, Fla., the city with the fewest at 0.0577.

•Chicago has the most tennis courts (per square root of population), 0.3235, 25.7 times more than in Gilbert, Ariz., the city with the fewest at 0.0126.

•South Burlington, Vt. has the lowest cost of house-cleaning services, $103, 5.2 times less expensive than in St. Paul, Minn., the city with the highest at $539.

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POSTED: 06/04/18 at 3:51 pm. FILED UNDER: Business, News