Austin a Top U.S. City for Staycations
WalletHub named Austin the 16th top city in the United States for staycations – vacations in one’s home city. Factors included the availability of recreational activities, food and entertainment, and rest and relaxation. Austin ranked 42nd for recreational activities, 13th for food and entertainment, and 10th for rest and relaxation. Factors considered included available options such as golf courses, tennis courts, spas, swimming pools, museums, zoos, and aquariums. Last year, Austin was named the top city in Texas for a staycation (at number 26,) and this year’s list trended the same, with Lubbock following as the next Texas city to secure a spot – down at number 40. See WalletHub’s 2015 Best and Worst Cities for Staycations.