Two Missouri cities named best cities for staycations


St. Louis and Kansas City both ranked high on WalletHub’s 2015 list of the 100 Best and Worst Cities for Staycations in the United States. St. Louis ranked at No. 6 overall, up seven spots over last year, and Kansas City ranked at No. 22 overall, up 22 spots over last year’s ranking.

St. Louis also ranked at No. 3 for most museums per 100,000 residents, and No. 5 for most public golf courses.

WalletHub examined three key dimensions to determine the most suitable staycation spots in the U.S.: recreation activities; food and entertainment; and rest and relaxation.

“Certain cities are obviously more conducive to a staycation than others,” John S. Keirnan of WalletHub said. “From recreation opportunities to the cost of relaxation, there are a number of factors to consider when evaluating whether or not you can bring the benefits of a vacation to your front door.”

WalletHub is a financial resource website for consumers and small business owners created by Evolution Finance Inc.

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