2019’s Best & Worst Cities for Staycations in US Named

With summer arriving and 52% of Americans reporting having unused vacation days last year, 2019 Best & Worst Cities for Staycations report was released today.


To identify the best spots for staying local, travel experts compared more than 180 cities across 43 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 Cities for Staycations Worst Cities for Staycations

1 Honolulu, HI Jersey City, NJ 2 Orlando, FL Lewiston, ME 3 Chicago, IL Aurora, IL 4 San Diego, CA Santa Ana, CA 5 Portland, OR Pearl City, HI 6 Charleston, SC Irving, TX 7 Seattle, WA Bridgeport, CT 8 Fort Lauderdale, FL Yonkers, NY 9 Tampa, FL Oxnard, CA 10 San Francisco, CA Chula Vista, CA


Best vs. Worst

• Orlando, Florida, has the most zoos & aquariums (per square root of population), 0.0135, 45 times more than in New York, the city with the fewest at 0.0003.