Everyone likes to have fun. But we all prefer our personal brand of a good time. Some of us like going to bars and clubs, trying new restaurants, watching movies or playing outdoor sports. Others enjoy riding roller coasters, gambling, or catching and training Pokémon.
With such different preferences, what makes a fun city? At WalletHub, we define such a place as one that packs a little bit of everything for everyone — except maybe Johnny Knoxville and his extreme-thrill-seeking posse. In a city with enough variety, you won’t have to compromise with your amigos, your family or even yourself about the next fun activity to do alone or together.
To help Americans find the cities with the greatest number and variety of fun yet cost-effective options, WalletHub’s number crunchers compared the 150 largest U.S. cities based on 51 key metrics. They range from “number of fitness centers per capita” to “movie costs” to “average open hours of breweries.”
As you'd expect 4 Florida Cities made the Top 12, with Orlando leading the way, followed close behind by Miami, along with Fort Lauderdale and Tampa. While each city has it's own character, it's no wonder that the two cities topping the list Las Vegas and Orlando, do so tapping into both adult and family focused attractions.