In the event you’re aching for a staycation, get out of North Texas. At the very least, that’s what one WalletHub examine suggests.
Staycation, a portmanteau of “keep” and “trip,” describes simply that: remaining at house for relaxation and leisure relatively than touring.
Within the private finance web site’s examine of 180 cities, North Texas municipalities didn’t rank very excessive.
Forty-six indicators had been used to rank greater than 180 cities in WalletHub’s 2021 “Best & Worst Cities for Staycations.”
Cities had been evaluated utilizing these metrics, which included the variety of parks and trails per capita, walkability, restaurant-meal prices, basketball hoops per capita and native vaccination charges.
Right here’s a take a look at how the northern a part of the Lone Star State did:
Dallas made it into the highest half of the cities studied, however not by a lot — it ranked No. 72 out of the 180 cities.
Plano didn’t fare significantly better, coming in at seventy fifth place. Different suburbs did poorly, too: Grand Prairie got here in at 162, adopted by Arlington and Irving at 164 and 166.
Fort Value carried out higher than most North Texas suburbs however far worse than Dallas. It ranked 132 out of 180 cities.
However what tanked Cowtown’s rating? Effectively, for starters, it doesn’t have many swimming swimming pools per capita. It ranked No. 91 in that class.
Irving was among the many cities studied that has the fewest tennis courts per capita.
One of many metrics bogging down Grand Prairie was a low variety of spas per capita in contrast with different cities within the examine.
Garland was ranked because the worst metropolis in Texas for a staycation — regardless of its evolving downtown district, 2,880 acres of park land, a vibrant neighborhood theatre and a waterpark, to call just a few sights.
Maybe the examine’s authors nonetheless associate it with the movie Zombieland.
These rankings could come as a disappointment to North Texans, who boasted higher ends in Wallethub’s 2020 staycation examine.
Last year, Plano was ranked by the company as the top city in the nation for staycations, with close by Grand Prairie coming in at a good No. 8.
The complete Wallethub report is available online.