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Monday, August 15, 2022

Seattle Ranked No. 10 Staycation Destination

Seattle has been ranked No. 10 in the country as a staycation destination. It is among 2022’s best cities for a vacation where you stay at or near home. This is according to a new report by financial website WalletHub. 

In total, WalletHub compared 182 cities in America and across 44 categories. Inside the categories included nightlife options, diversity of restaurants, average cocktail price, massage costs, miles of available bicycle lanes, and summer weather quality. The scale was 100-points. WalletHub gave Seattle 51.17 score.

Each city’s weighted average across all metrics was then used to calculate an overall score to determine rank order. Staycations have become more popular due to the COVID-19 pandemic. That trend looks to continue this year with would-be vacationers’ wallets impacted by high gas prices, overall inflation, and supply chain challenges.

The city also ranked No. 5 for beer gardens per capita. There were other Washington cities in the rankings. In total, four Washington cities made the list, including Tacoma (No. 75), Spokane (No. 84), and Vancouver (No. 113). Tacoma tied with Gulfport, Mississippi in ranking No. 1 in terms of most zoos and aquariums per capita. Spokane ranked No. 5 for coffee and tea shops per capita.

The top 10 cities for staycations:

1. Honolulu, Hawaii

2. Orlando, Florida

3. Chicago, Illinois

4. Fort Lauderdale, Florida

5. Portland, Maine

6. Las Vegas, Nevada

7. San Francisco, California

8. New York, New York

9. San Diego, California

10. Seattle, Washington

The bottom 10 cities for staycations:

182. Pearl City, Hawaii

181. Chula Vista, California

180. Moreno Valley, California

179. Rancho Cucamonga, California

177. Oxnard, California

176. North Las Vegas, NV

175. Fontana, California

174. Irving, Texas

173. Garland, Texas

172. Fremont, California

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