Worcester Ranks at Bottom of National List for Summer Travel Destination
Thursday, May 19, 2016
A national study ranks Worcester as one of the worst cities in the United States for summer travel.
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The City ranks as the worst destination in America for Parks and recreation facilities and it ranks 76th of 80 cities for attractions.
Americans’ overall summer travel budgets will actually take a dip in 2016. Average per-traveler spending will shrink by almost 20 percent — from $2,788 in 2015 to $2,239.
WalletHub’s analysts compared the 80 largest metro areas to identify the most wallet-friendly and Instagram-worthy summer destinations. Our data set of 30 key metrics ranges from “cost of the cheapest flight” to “number of attractions” to “diversity of activities.” Continue reading below for the winners, additional expert travel commentary and a full description of our methodology.
The ranking is a major disappointment for central Massachusetts tourism promoters who are launching new events to introduce the region to travelers.
The event is being held at Elm Park, 284 Highland Street in Worcester. And this year’s event will also feature more than 50 craft beers
Best and Worst Ranked
Topping the list as the cities for the best destinations for summer travel are Las Vegas, Salt Lake City and Orlando.
The only cities finishing lower on the list than Worcester which is ranked 75th are:
#76 Providence -- cited for high costs
#78 Honolulu (Urban area) -- cost of travel and difficulty to get to the destination
#79 New Haven
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