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No one wants to travel to some boring destination. Luckily, the folks at WalletHub examined the country’s 150 largest cities and determined Las Vegas is the “Most Fun” city.


That’s right — “Sin City” ranks No. 1 for nightlife and parties and No. 3 for entertainment and recreation. They don’t call it “The Marriage Capital of the World” for nothing.

Orlando, Fla.; Miami; New Orleans, La.; and Salt Lake City, Utah, rounded out the top five.

With the most clubs per 100,000 residents (23.6), Vegas earns another of its nicknames: “The Entertainment Capital of the World.” However, one drawback is that Vegas ranks No. 103 in costs.
Springfield, Mo., is least the expensive city, while New York City is the most expensive.

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In addition to endless rows of casinos, Vegas is home to several noteworthy places to see, including the Pinball Hall of Fame and The National Atomic Testing Museum. Both are worth a visit for those who can stand to step away from the craps table for a few minutes.

For its part, Orlando has both the most restaurants per 1,000 residents (12.56) and the most bars per 100,000 (215.81). Many people, of course, know the Orlando area for its many world-class attractions, including the Monument of States in Kissimmee, Fla., and the Clermont Citrus Tower in Clermont, Fla.

Of course, people in search of less fun should consider Oxnard, Calif. The city ranked No. 150, edging out Yonkers, N.Y., for the distinction.

In compiling its list, WalletHub looked at 51 metrics, including the number of fitness centers and the average open hours of breweries, the most important metric of all.

The votes are in and it’s official — these are the most fun U.S. cities to visit Flickr / Tori Andrews Photography
Todd DeFeo About the author:
Todd DeFeo is a writer, marketer and wanderer. Follow Todd on Twitter and check out his blog, The Travel Trolley.
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