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Is Las Vegas the number one city when it comes to “staycations?” has released its annual list of the best staycation cities in America.

They looked at 44 key metrics that are broken down into three categories: Recreation, like parks and pools . . . food and entertainment, including bars and attractions . . . and rest and relaxation, like spas and beaches. And out of 182 cities, Hawaii had the best . . . and worst. (???)

The Mike & Carla Morning Show was shocked SHOCKED that Las Vegas was NOT even in the Top 5… We actually came in at number six! Take a look at the list below and find out which cities came in the Top 5 for the Best “Staycation” Cities in the U.S.


    Portland, Maine

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    Not sure what’s happening in Portland, Maine, but clearly if there’s a weekend to breakaway, you just drive up the block and turn right to enjoy a beautiful, relaxing “staycation” making it #5 on the Best “Staycation” City in America list!


    Fort Lauderdale

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    Why wouldn’t you want to have a “staycation” in this beautiful Florida beach city? You have the ocean, sunshine, the nightlife…all right there in your own backyard putting this city at #4 on the list of Best “Staycation” Cities!




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    Known as the “Second City”, Chicago comes in at #3 on the list of Best “Staycation” Cities…consider this, the beaches of Lake Michigan, the food, all the major league sports and, of course, shopping! This actually makes for a great “staycation” city…as long as you don’t go in the winter time!


    Orlando, Florida

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    Well, we have a pretty good reason as to why this Florida city made the Top 5…with DisneyWorld right in the heart of the city, why would you want to go anywhere else? With that said, Orlando comes in at #2 on the list of Best “Staycation” Cities in America!


    Honolulu, Hawaii

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    I don’t think you would get an argument from anyone about this city being #1 when it comes to enjoying a “staycation”! The beaches, the surf, the scenery, and just the relaxing lifestyle gets this city the #1 ranking when it comes to the Best “Staycation” Cities in America!

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