The United States is filled with attractive sceneries and interactive exertions that create each state’s individualism. Americans and international visitors flock yearly to seek landmarks for bucket list goals. Local amenities make all the difference when a state is attempting to charm visitors for a “fun” time. Amenities that states offer include restaurants, shopping, theme parks, movie theaters, concerts and shows that keep the city on it’s toes.

When you think of a fun state which state comes to mind right away? Is it California for all of their theme parks including Disneyland, LEGOLand, Knotts Berry Farm and Six Flags Magic Mountain? Or Florida, for their glamourous beaches and party atmosphere? Or maybe, it’s Arizona for the desert oasis landscapes and historical museums?

Nevertheless, let’s find out which state really has the most fun while also being budget friendly.

Our friends at Wallethub, have conducted a survey to find out the states who are most fun in the U.S. The data they discovered covers 26 key metrics that examine how many options are available per capita.

A few of the key metrics consist of:

  • Variety of Arts, Entertainment & Recreation Establishments
  • Fitness Centers per Capita
  • Performing-Arts Theaters per Capita
  • Golf Courses & Country Clubs per Capita

For performing art theaters per capita, New York and California tied for the number one spot. Evidently, there was a 23 times difference from best to state to worst state for the amount of art theaters per capita. Mississippi was the worst state ranking at number 50.

The state of Alaska took the number one spot for most access to national parks. Illinois took the last spot at number 50 for the worst accessibility.

The state that has the number one spot for “State & Local Expenditures on Parks & Recreation per Capita”? Nevada! Though, we are tied with three other states including Colorado, North Dakota and Wyoming. Connecticut took last place (50) in this category.

States with a higher score too 100 are most fun compared to lower scores closer to one which are seen as least fun.

You can see further details on their  survey here. Let’s see which states are the MOST FUN overall: See below!

  • 7) Texas

    Overall Score: 52.16


  • 6) Colorado

    Overall Score: 52.43


  • 5) Illinois

    Overall Score: 53.42


  • 4) New York

    Overall Score: 56.44

    New York

  • 3) Nevada

    Overall Score: 58.19


  • 2) Florida

    Overall Score: 61.72


  • 1) California

    Overall Score: 64.56


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