Not Iowa...or Illinois! Although, Illinois IS on the list of fun states. It’s safe to say that everybody has their own idea of what is considered "fun," whether it's going to amusement parks, hanging out at clubs, or enjoying outdoor activities. Well apparently, there are some states in this country that cater to those who like to have fun more than others, and now WalletHub is naming names.
The site determined their list by judging at all 50 states on 26 key indicators in areas of entertainment and recreation, like restaurants per capita, golf courses, movie theaters per capita and more, as well as nightlife, which encompasses things like the average price of beer and wine, time of last call, number of casinos per capita and more.
With all that in mind, California tops the list as the Most Fun State, earning a total score of 59.42 out of 100, and landing first in entertainment and recreation, and seventh in nightlife. Not surprising, Nevada, home of Las Vegas, lands on top for nightlife, although the state is third overall
Top Ten Most Fun States In America
- New York
On the other end of the spectrum, if you're looking to live in a snoozefest, West Virginia is the place to be, scoring a 14.16, and ranking dead last for entertainment and recreation and 45th for nightlife.
The Ten Least Fun States In America
- West Virginia
- Rhode Island
Click here to see where your state landed on the list.