What about judging a destination by how much fun it is?
It judged this based on 22 key metrics, ranging from the cost of movies to the accessibility of national parks, and from fitness centers to golf courses.
The top five states were:
2. South Dakota
4. North Dakota
5. New York
Wyoming came in at number six with the most movie theaters per 100,000 residents.
Vermont scored highest with the most restaurants. But Utah has the fewest.
Here’s a big surprise. Iowa has the most golf courses.
What state has the fewest? Again, it’s Utah.
Massachusetts has the most fitness centers, and New Hampshire has the most amusement parks.
Which states sit in the bottom five? The answers might surprise you:
2. West Virginia
One of the key metrics measured was the most performing arts theaters per capita. Three states tied for number one: Alaska, New York, and Vermont.
Which states came in at the bottom of the list? Mississippi, followed by Alabama and Louisiana.
What about the best access to national parks? Alaska came in first, followed by Wyoming, Montana, South Dakota, and New Mexico.
The worst? Indiana, followed by Illinois, Connecticut, Texas, and Wisconsin.
For more information about places to visit in the U.S., check out:
- The Importance of U.S. National Parks
- Visiting Irvine, California Like a Local
- What are the Most Popular Destinations in America?
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