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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 Entertainment Critic at TheHollywoodTimes.today, a website that aggregates showbiz news curated for, and written by, insiders of the entertainment industry. (@HwoodTimes @TheHollywood.Times) Milano, whose extraordinary talents for networking in the famously tight-clad enclave of Hollywood have placed her at the center of the industry’s top red carpets and events since 1984, heads daily operations of a uniquely accessible, yet carefully targeted publication. For years, Milano sat on the board and tour coordinator of the Television Critics Association’s press tours. She has written for Communications Daily, Discover Hollywood, Hollywood Today, Television International, and Video Age International, and contributed to countless other magazines and digests. Valerie works closely with the Human Rights Campaign as a distinguished Fed Club Council Member. She also works with GLSEN, GLAAD, Outfest, NCLR, LAMBDA Legal, and DAP Health, in addition to donating both time and finances to high-profile nonprofits. She has been a member of the Los Angeles Press Club for a couple of years and looks forward to the possibility of contributing to the future success of its endeavors. Milano’s passion for meeting people extends from Los Feliz to her favorite getaway, Palm Springs. There, she is a member of the Palm Springs Museum of Art and a prominent Old Las Palmas-area patron.