With summer unofficially here, you might be thinking about going on vacation, or perhaps even, the more economical “staycation.” WalletHub has released its picks for the Best and Worst Cities for Staycations.
The top 150 most populated U.S. cities were considered with three main points taken into account: recreation (golf courses, tennis courts, swimming pools, hiking trails, shopping centers, water parks, bicycle paths, etc.), food and entertainment (restaurants, movie theatres, zoos and aquariums, museums, theatres, arcades, beer gardens, coffee and tea shops, etc.), and rest and relaxation (spa and wellness centers, beaches, beauty spas, etc.).
San Diego was the only Southern California city to make the Top 40 (#3), while Los Angeles came in at #41.
Rancho Cucamonga came in at #62, Huntington Beach at #65, Santa Clarita at #71, Glendale at #74, Long Beach at #92, Garden Grove at #95, Moreno Valley at #98, Fontana at #105, and Oceanside at #122.
Unfortunately, several SoCal cities made it in the “Worst” list, including San Bernardino (#128), Irvine (#131), Anaheim (#132), Riverside (#133), Ontario (#134), Santa Ana (#147), and Chula Vista (#150).