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Survey ranks LA one of the worst cities for a 'staycation'




The Griffith Observatory from Mt. Hollywood, with downtown Los Angeles in the background.
The Griffith Observatory from Mt. Hollywood, with downtown Los Angeles in the background.
Ron Reiring

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Using a rigorous, if not quizzical, methodology, the personal finance website WalletHub analyzed which American cities rank as the best and worst for "staycations."

Out of 100 cities, the survey ranks Los Angeles at a dismal 68. Coming in at number one (drumroll please) is Buffalo, New York. The survey looked at factors such as number of swimming pools, museums and golf courses per capita, miles of bicycle routes and cost of entertainment.

With LA's sizeable population, perhaps it never had a chance. Adding to the swell of residents, L.A. will be one of the top ten U.S. vacation destinations for this summer, according to Orbitz travel site.

Guests: 

Neha Singh,  Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Programs at the Collins College of Hospitality Management, Cal Poly Pomona

Susan Lomax, Vice President, Communications, Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board

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