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This Is the Best US City for Recreation

San Diego tops new ranking from WalletHub
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 2, 2019 7:40 PM CDT

(Newser) – Looking for something to do this weekend? Your success depends a lot on where you live, as a new ranking by WalletHub demonstrates. The site looked at the 100 biggest cities in the US and crunched dozens of metrics that fall under the umbrella of "recreation." Of note: That includes recreation of both the indoor and outdoor variety, with everything from parks to entertainment venues assessed. Here are the top 10 cities:

  1. San Diego: 58.27 score out of 100
  2. Las Vegas: 58.14
  3. Orlando, Florida: 58.13
  4. Honolulu: 56.71
  5. Tampa, Florida: 53.73
  6. Atlanta: 52.90
  7. Cincinnati: 52.20
  8. Scottsdale, Arizona: 51.96
  9. Portland, Oregon: 51.31
  10. Los Angeles: 50.93
Read on for the 10 worst cities.

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The 10 worst cities for recreation:

  1. Fremont, California: 36.13
  2. Durham, North Carolina: 35.86
  3. Memphis: 35.16
  4. Hialeah, Florida: 35.10
  5. Anchorage, Alaska: 34.83
  6. Chula Vista, California: 34.69
  7. Fort Wayne, Indiana: 34.46
  8. Oakland: 33.95
  9. Irving, Texas: 33.39
  10. Jersey City, New Jersey: 31.91
Click for the full list and methodology. (Read more lists stories.)

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