Despite last year’s devastating hurricane season, Florida ranks tops for summer vacation this year. At least when it comes to domestic destinations. The latest report on summer destinations is from Gambling.com which ranks Florida #2 in the nation for summer vacation.
Researches considered five criteria to come up with the ranking. Hotel accommodations was a big one. So was the number of attractions, landmarks, parks and such. Florida is the undisputed king when it comes to theme parks. Also important to note was weather. The average amount of sunlight in each state was also calculated and taken into account. After all, Florida IS nick named The Sunshine State.
Florida ranks tops for summer vacation this year but not THE top
So what state ranks above Florida? It’s Virginia. It edged out Florida in the crime category as well has hotel room affordability. Illinois came in at number three, Georgia is number four and rounding out the top five is Ohio. Vacationing in Ohio? Surprisingly, California ranked 110 on the list. If you want the most affordable accommodations, consider a trip to North Dakota. Kansas and Iowa rank number two and three respectively.
If you are still trying to figure out where to go and what to do for your summer vacation, perhaps a staycation of sorts is in order. When was the last time you explored all that Florida has to offer? There is a lot to see and do in The Sunshine State.