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The 10 Least Fun Cities in America

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Don’t want to be bored on your next vacation? Skip these ten spots (which were recently deemed the least fun destinations in the country) in favor of the most entertaining cities in the United States. 

Finance site WalletHub ranked the 182 most populated cities in the US to determine the list of the most fun cities. Each city was earned points in three categories: entertainment and recreation; nightlife and parties; and costs.

The entertainment category evaluated a diverse group of attractions including hiking trails per capita, amount of parkland as share of city area, and sports-fan friendliness.

The nightlife category looked at factors such as time of last call, legality of public drinking, and presence of music festivals. 

The cost factor was determined by analyzing financial markers such as the average price of beer, price for a three-star hotel room, and prevalence of affordable restaurants rated 4.5 stars or higher.

The 10 Least Fun Cities in America

Poor Pearl City, Hawaii ranked a low 17.41 for overall fun compared to the top score of 73.95 for the most fun city on the list. 

  1. Pearl City, Hawaii
  2. South Burlington, Vermont
  3. Oxnard, California
  4. Moreno Valley, California
  5. Santa Rosa, California
  6. Yonkers, New York
  7. Laredo, Texas
  8. Bridgeport, Connecticut
  9. Fontana, California
  10. Lewiston, Maine

The 10 Most Fun Cities in America

With a reputation as Sin City and casinos and bars on every corner, it’s not surprising that Las Vegas came out on the top of the list for the most fun cities in America. 

  1. Las Vegas, Nevada
  2. Orlando, Florida
  3. Miami, Florida
  4. Atlanta, Georgia
  5. New Orleans, Louisiana
  6. San Francisco, California
  7. Austin, Texas
  8. Honolulu, Hawaii
  9. New York, New York
  10. Chicago, Illinois
infographic listing the most fun cities in America for 2022
Infographic listing the top ten least fun cities in America for 2022

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