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2017’s Best & Worst Cities for Staycations

With summer arriving and only 35 percent of Americans planning to take a family vacation away from home this year, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2017’s Best & Worst Cities for Staycations.

To identify the best spots for staying local, WalletHub’s number crunchers compared the 150 largest cities across 36 key indicators of a fun-filled yet wallet-friendly staycation. The data ranges from movie and bowling costs to spas and wellness centers per capita to cost of house-cleaning services.
Staycationing in Los Angeles (1=Best; 75=Avg.)

  • 12th Swimming Pools per Capita
  • 28th Tennis Courts per Capita
  • 128th Public Golf Courses per Capita
  • 57th Zoos & Aquariums per Capita
  • 22nd Museums per Capita
  • 19th Spas & Wellness Centers per Capita
  • 23rd Nightlife Options per Capita
  • 71st Shopping Centers per Capita
  • 11th Theaters & Concert Halls per Capita
  • 47th Beer Gardens per Capita
  • 59th Cost of House-Cleaning Service
  • 149th Cost of Movie Ticket

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Valerie Milano is the well-connected Senior Editor and TV Critic at TheHollywoodTimes.Today, a showbiz/promotions aggregate mainly for insiders. She has written for Communications Daily, Hollywood Today, Television International, and Video Age International plus freelanced for others. Valerie donates and works closely with the Human Rights Campaign (Fed Club Council Member), GLSEN, Outfest, NCLR, LAMBDA Legal and the Desert Aids Project. She is a member of the Los Angeles Press Club. Milano loves meeting people and does so in her fave getaway Palm Springs as a member of the Palm Springs Museum of Art and the Old Las Palmas area community member. Valerie was a veteran 17-year member, and one of the "chief organizers” of the prestigious and long running, TCA: Television Critics Association’s press tour. For years Valerie was a board member and one of the chief organizers of the association. TCA press tours are “a must” for hundreds of TV critics twice a year, in Beverly Hills and in Pasadena.