You don’t have to plan an expensive vacation full of travel woes like flights or never-ending car rides to have a relaxing week or weekend. Staycations are often overlooked and underrated but can be exactly what you need to refresh. Plus a 20-minute drive? Vastly superior to airport security or being asked “Are we there yet?” 250 times before you are out of the neighborhood. And chances are many of the things tourists do when visiting your city, you’ve never tried. Here in the Carolinas, we are lucky to have some fantastic cities, with lots to do. This is why I wasn’t surprised to find that a recent list of the top places for a staycation included a prominent South Carolina city.
This list was compiled by our friends at WalletHub. Their experts ranked 180 US cities on more than 40 metrics to determine once and for all the best cities for staycations. So perhaps you’re lucky enough to call this city home. It gets a lot of positive rankings on these types of lists. It’s also in some fantastic company. Of the top 10 cities, which you’ll find below, I’ve visited 6. So clearly people are traveling to them! Another is absolutely a bucket list destination for me. Two more are at the top of my intended cities to visit soon list. And the last, well that one did surprise me.
Keep reading to see the best place for a staycation in South Carolina, the full top 10 list, and where the other North and South Carolin cities ranked. Want to learn more about the methodology or see where another location ranked? Read the full WalletHub study here.