How FUN would you say your state is?

Are you a top 10 state, bottom 10 or middle of the pack?

There are certain states and cities that are known for a particular activity. From shopping, bumming it at the beach, watching live theater and gambling, each state in our great nation offers some contribution when it comes to entertaining the masses.

An annual study ranked all 50 states by how FUN they are, and researchers based this study on the number of activities and “things to do” that are available in each state.

With pure enjoyment in mind, WalletHub compared 50 states across “26 key indicators of a jolly good time that won’t break the bank.”

These “indicators” range from movie costs, weather, amusement parks per capita, accessibility of national parks, casinos per capita and much more! Essentially, any activity that causes happiness without being too expensive was a factor within this study.

According to the study, the 10 LEAST fun states are:  West Virginia, Mississippi, Delaware, Rhode Island, Arkansas, Vermont, Alabama, Connecticut, New Hampshire and Kentucky.  (Of course, not everyone’s idea of “fun” is the same . . . that said, West Virginia seems like a hard sell across the board.)

And let’s say the the top #1 answer surprise us because it wasn’t Nevada. We may be bias because simply we think it’s the best state (I mean, duh!).

And now, here are the top five most-fun states, and these results will surprise you. Check the list below and find out where Nevada ranks!

  • #5 Illinois

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    We know how much fun Chicago can be, but how the entire state of Illinois made it into the Top 5 is beyond even us! However, it is known as “The Land of Lincoln” if that means anything to you!

  • #4 New York

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    Okay, so New York City is a pretty exciting place on it’s own and we all know that, but we come to find out that the entire state is a lot of “fun” according to this study and puts it at #4 on the list!

  • #3 NEVADA

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    We think we all know how fun the state of Nevada can be with all the things there are to do in the great Silver State! From Lake Tahoe to Hoover Dam, even if you don’t gamble or see a show on the famous Las Vegas Strip…there’s things to do that fit everyone’s budget. For that reason Nevada ranks #3 on the list!

  • #2 FLORIDA

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    Greetings from Florida USA. Retro style postcard with patriotic stars and stripes lettering and United States map in the background. Vector illustration.

    Well, we do know it as the “Sunshine State”, so with the mikes of beaches in this southern state and places to actually vacation, the state of Florida some how ends up above Nevada and comes in at #2 on the list!

  • #1 CALIFORNIA

    California

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    The top spot on the list of The Most Fun States in America belongs to California! Like Florida, it has the beautiful beaches, the sunsets, surfing, the music of the Beach Boys and so much more which makes this state the most fun on a budget!