2022’s Best & Worst Cities for Staycations

Two California cities — San Francisco and San Diego — made the top 10 list of best cities for staycations in 2022 while six California cities were ranked among the worst cities for staycations.

With around 29% of Americans not planning to travel for leisure in 2022, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2022’s Best & Worst Cities for Staycations.

To identify the best spots for staying local, WalletHub compared more than 180 cities across 44 key indicators of a fun-filled yet wallet-friendly staycation. Our data set ranges from parks per capita to restaurant-meal costs to the share of residents who are vaccinated.

Best Cities for Staycations
1. Honolulu, HI
2. Orlando, FL
3. Chicago, IL
4. Fort Lauderdale, FL
5. Portland, ME
6. Las Vegas, NV
7. San Francisco, CA
8. New York, NY
9. San Diego, CA
10. Seattle, WA

Worst Cities for Staycations
173. Fremont, CA

174. Garland, TX
175. Irving, TX
176. Fontana, CA
177. North Las Vegas, NV
178. Oxnard, CA
179. Rancho Cucamonga, CA
180. Moreno Valley, CA
181. Chula Vista, CA
182. Pearl City, HI

Best vs. Worst

  • Orlando, Florida, has the most zoos & aquariums (per square root of population), 0.0131, which is 43.7 times more than in New York, the city with the fewest at 0.0003.
  • New York has the most parks (per square root of population), 1.4934, which is 21.8 times more than in North Las Vegas, Nevada, the city with the fewest at 0.0684.
  • Sioux Falls, South Dakota, has the lowest cost of house-cleaning services, $60, which is five times less expensive than in Pearl City, Hawaii, the city with the highest at $300.

To view the full report and your city’s rank, click here.


Image Sources

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