New analysis of the Best & Worst Cities to Staycation in 2014 compared each of the 100 largest cities in the US based on 20 key metrics – ranging from the number of public golf courses and swimming pools per capita to the cost of maid services – in order to help consumers who are on the fence about staying home or taking a trip make the best decisions for their wallets and enjoy a bit of fun this summer.
2014’s Best Cities for Staycations
1. Buffalo, New York
2. Minneapolis, Minnesota
3. Cincinnati, Ohio
4. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
5. Portland, Oregon
6. Omaha, Nebraska
7. New Orleans, Louisiana
8. Tampa, Florida
9. Orlando, Florida
10. Seattle, Washington
11. St. Petersburg, Florida
12. Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky
13. St. Louis, Missouri
14. Cleveland, Ohio
15. Atlanta, Georgia
16. Boise City, Idaho
17. St. Paul, Minnesota
18. Winston-Salem, North Carolina
19. Honolulu, Hawaii
20. Raleigh, North Carolina
Las Vegas, NV has 87-times more live performances per capita than Lincoln, Nebraska.
Tampa, FL has 143-times more zoos & aquariums per capita than New York, NY.
Going bowling in New York, NY is 3.5-times more expensive than in Buffalo, NY.
Going to a beauty salon in Los Angeles, CA or Long Beach, CA is 3-times more expensive than in Fort Wayne, IN.
Hiring a maid in Fort Wayne, IN is 5-times more expensive than in Winston-Salem, NC.
Cincinnati, OH has 173-times more parks per capita than Toledo, OH.