Only about  35 percent of Americans plan to take a family vacation away from home this year according to the personal-finance website WalletHub

That means a lot of us will be doing the “staycation” thing but there is good news for those of us in the pacific Northwest.  Two of the top eight cities for staycations are within a 3 hour drive of Yakima—so their staycation attractions like sports and music can be our getaway destinations. Number four is Seattle and number eight is the Rose City of Portland.

In its report  2017’s Best & Worst Cities for Staycations ,  WalletHub looked at 36 factors for a fun filled yet wallet friendly good time.

The envelope please:

Best Cities for Staycations Worst Cities for Staycations
1 Orlando, FL 141 North Las Vegas, NV
2 Chicago, IL 142 Oakland, CA
3 San Diego, CA 143 Port St. Lucie, FL
4 Seattle, WA 144 Hialeah, FL
5 Tampa, FL 145 Newark, NJ
6 Las Vegas, NV 146 Fremont, CA
7 Atlanta, GA 147 Santa Ana, CA
8 Portland, OR 148 Oxnard, CA
9 San Francisco, CA 149 Yonkers, NY
10 New York, NY 150 Chula Vista, CA

Best vs. Worst

  • New Orleans has the most museums per capita, 92 times more than in Aurora, Colo., the city with the fewest.
  • Orlando, Fla., has the most ice cream and frozen yogurt shops per capita, 28 times more than in Greensboro, N.C., the city with the fewest.

To view the full report  visit: