Take a Charleston staycation! Study says it’s one of the best in America

You’re overworked, overstressed, and you need time off. But you don’t have enough vacation time for a big trip. How about a Charleston staycation instead!

Charleston ranked in the top 10 best choices for a staycation. (Source: Pixabay)
Charleston ranked in the top 10 best choices for a staycation. (Source: Pixabay)

If you live in Charleston, you’re in luck, according to a WalletHub study of top cities for “staycations,” shorter getaways where you just get out and enjoy the place you already call home. With so many attractions across the Lowcountry, it shouldn’t be a surprise that Charleston ranked high in the list.

Out of more than 180 cities across the country, the Holy City came in at 10th place in the 2018 rankings, beating out cities like New York, Fort Lauderdale and Atlanta.

Here are some of the highlights for Charleston in terms of how it ranked in several categories:

  • 16th – Zoos & Aquariums per Capita
  • 18th – Spas & Wellness Centers per Capita
  • 39th – Nightlife Options per Capita
  • 9th – Shopping Centers per Capita
  • 9th – Theaters & Concert Halls per Capita
  • 65th – Beer Gardens per Capita
  • 57th – Cost of House-Cleaning Service
  • 3rd – Cost of Movie Ticket

Charleston ended up with an overall score of 50.71 out of a possible 99.9. But don’t let that score fool you: the top city on the list only scored a 56.95.

Check out the full list here.