The Big Wake Up With Don Chase and Sarah

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Is your city one of the best for a staycation? We take a look at the best ones around the country.

While getting away on a vacation this year may sound desirable, sometimes we just need to find the best places for a staycation instead.

Uncle Fred said Don, “most days are sunny and hardly ever hotter than 80.” My wife Debbie has an aunt and uncle that live in Honolulu, Hawaii. We both spent a week in paradise a few years ago and like uncle Fred said, every day was full of sunshine and blue skies and no matter where you are on the island of Oahu, the tropical waters of the Pacific Ocean are only a few minutes away. Those seven days were some of our best days ever.

Recently, our good friends at Wallethub released its annual survey of the Best Places for a Staycation. Results of the survey were based on attractions, food, entertainment, rest and relaxation, spas, museums, zoos, aquariums, swimming pools, tennis courts, golf courses, ice cream shops and coffee shops per capita.

If you happen to be a local living in any of the top areas on the list, consider yourself lucky. But don’t fret for those of you on the bottom of the list, there’s still hope if you’re creative and find ways to make the most of your staycation.

Oh, and if you’re around the Fayetteville area, we came in at No. 131 on this list. 

Check the list below and see how many of the locations that you have visited. We’ve also added all the North Carolina cities appearing on the list, so you can see where we rank.