It’s Florida! Of course you’re going to find recreational opportunities here. The best part is that it’s not going to break the bank.
Wallethub.com put together a new list of the top cities for recreation, both outdoor and indoor. Especially in locations where those recreational activities are important to the local economy and identity.
The things that Wallethub.com looked at included entertainment and recreational facilities such as places to bike and walk, music venues, beaches, tennis, courts and sports fields. This also included amusement parks, zoos, restaurants and theatres. Then they moved on the costs of doing, well anything. For example, the amount spent on parks and recreation, movie costs, alcoholic beverage prices and meal costs.
Quality of parks, such as acreage of parkland, how many parks per capita and even the city’s presence on TripAdvisor’s “Top 25 Parks” list. Lastly, they factored in ideal weather.
Here are the top 10 cities on the list.
For costs, the number 1 city was Wichita, Kansas, though they did poorly in each other category. Tampa had the best weather of all the cities in the top 10. Orlando had the most Entertainment & Recreational Facilities. St. Louis had the lowest costs of any of the top 10. Also of the top 10, New Orleans had the best quality parks, followed by Albuquerque.
Orlando was tied for #1 with Honolulu and Pittsburgh for “Most Coffee Shops per Capita”. Tampa ranked #5.
In contrast, the bottom 5 cities on the list were Ft. Wayne, Indiana (96), Chula Vista, Californa (97), Garland, Texas (98), Durham, North Carolina (99) and Oakland, California (100).