Tuesday, June 2, 2015

According to study, Orlando ranks 1st in nation for 'staycations'

Posted By on Tue, Jun 2, 2015 at 10:47 AM

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In what might be the most unsurprising news of the year, Orlando recently took top honors in a study ranking cities for "staycations," you know, when you have to make the most of staying put in your hometown because you're too broke to go anywhere. 

Wallethub's 2015’s Best & Worst Cities for Staycations, ranked Orlando as 1st for zoos and aquariums per 100,00 residents and 2nd for cultural attractions. Other cities that performed well on this list were Atlanta, who came in at number 2 and Cincinnati at number 3. Cincinnati? 

Essentially, the financial website analyzed the 100 most populated U.S. cities and broke them down using 17 "staycation" metrics, like the number of golf and tennis courts, movie and bowling costs, the number of spa and wellness centers and the cost of maid services.
Source: WalletHub

Here's where Orlando finished in various "staycation" factors:

10th – Number of Swimming Pools per 100,000 Residents
2nd – Number of Public Golf Courses per 100,000 Residents
1st – Number of Zoos & Aquariums per 100,000 Residents
15th – Number of Museums per 100,000 Residents
2nd – Number of Spas per 100,000 Residents
3rd – Number of Nightlife Options per 100,000 Residents
16th – Cost of Maid Service
7th – Number of Shopping Centers per 100,000 Residents
2nd – Number of Cultural Attractions (Theater & Concerts) per 100,000 Residents

For the full report, head over to WalletHub

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