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Best Cities for Recreation


WalletHub compared the 100 largest U.S. cities and highlighted those with the most diverse opportunities for recreation, sports and culture. We used 24 key metrics to explore a number of factors— from the cost of movie tickets and parkland acreage to the affordability of food prices and spending on parks per resident — that contribute to the overall quality of each city’s offerings.

  Best Cities for Recreation   Worst Cities for Recreation
  1 Cincinnati, OH   91 Irving, TX
  2 Orlando, FL   92 Fresno, CA
  3 Omaha, NE   93 San Antonio, TX
  4 Minneapolis, MN   94 Houston, TX
  5 Tampa, FL   95 Jersey City, NJ
  6 St. Petersburg, FL   96 Charlotte, NC
  7 St. Louis, MO   97 Fremont, CA
  8 Boise, ID   98 Chula Vista, CA
  9 Buffalo, NY   99 Laredo, TX
  10 Sacramento, CA   100 Newark, NJ

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