Chula Vista ranked worst U.S. city to take a staycation

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SAN DIEGO – Chula Vista was ranked by WalletHub as the No. 1 worst U.S. city to take a staycation, TIME reported this week.

The personal finance website defines a staycation — a vacation spent at home or nearby — as a time lasting about four days.

The cities were derived from a 100-city ranking of America’s most densely populated cities, according to TIME. Seventeen metrics were used, including the number of swimming pools, golf courses, tennis courts, zoos and museums in each city.

Each city was assigned three numerical rankings based on the metrics: recreation, food and entertainment, and rest and relaxation.

Chula Vista ranked 95th for recreation, 97th for food and entertainment and 100th for rest and relaxation.

Five California cities made the list for the top 10 worst U.S. cities for staycations: San Bernardino (No.6), Fremont (No. 4), Anaheim (No. 3), Santa Ana (No. 2) and Chula Vista (No. 1).

No California cities made the list for the top 10 best U.S. cities for staycations.

The 10 worst U.S. cities for staycations:

No. 10: Laredo, Texas

No. 9: Newark, New Jersey

No. 8: North Las Vegas, Nevada

No. 7: Hialeah, Florida

No. 6: San Bernardino, California

No. 5: Jersey City, New Jersey

No. 4: Fremont, California

No. 3: Anaheim, California

No. 2: Santa Ana, California

No. 1: Chula Vista, California

Read the full article on TIME.com.

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