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Everyone’s definition of fun is going to be a little different.  But, usually it involves some sort of entertainment and activities that brings you joy.  And it’s always good when where you live has plenty of those things to keep you having fun all year round. Apparently, Georgia and South Carolina are among the top 20 most fun states in America!

Some states obviously have more opportunities for fun.  Other states make fun a way of life! Some of these states have so many activities and entertainment, pretty much anyone, despite their idea of fun, can find something that brings them joy.

Of course, the COVID-19 pandemic halted, or at least limited, our ability to embrace recreation and activities for fun. But, with things opening back up, we have more options to get back to embracing the fun.

So what makes a state “fun”? WalletHub put in the work and compared the 50 states to find out which states are most fun.  They looked at 26 different indicators to find entertainment and recreation that wouldn’t break the bank.  This includes factors such as movie costs, accessibility to national parks, and casinos per capita.

To determine which are the most fun states, WalletHub took their 26 key indicators, and broke them into two main categories: Entertainment & Recreation and Nightlife.

For Entertainment & Recreation, WalletHub looked at things like number of attractions, ideal weather, restaurants per capita, amusement parks, golf courses and country clubs, movie theaters, and more.

When looking at Nightlife, which carried less weight in the overall score, they looked at average cost of beer and wine, movie cost, nightlife options, music festivals per capita, performing arts theaters and casinos.

Georgia and South Carolina did make it into the top 20 most fun states… but just barely! Georgia ranked at number 20, and South Carolina is only one rank better at number 19. You know, Georgia and South Carolina also rank in the top most sinful states too…

Take a look at the Top 20, according to WalletHub’s study.

  • Top 20 Most Fun States

  • 20. Georgia

    Total Score  Entertainment & Recreation  Nightlife 
    37.82 17 31

    Atlanta Georgia USA downtown skyline.

  • 19. South Carolina

    Total Score  Entertainment & Recreation  Nightlife 
    38.86 16 26

    Richest Places in South Carolina

  • 18. Wisconsin

    Total Score  Entertainment & Recreation  Nightlife 
    39.24 27 5

    Green Bay, Wisconsin

  • 17. Ohio

    Total Score  Entertainment & Recreation  Nightlife 
    40.59 19 12

    Cleveland, Ohio

     

  • 16. Missouri

    Total Score  Entertainment & Recreation  Nightlife 
    40.80 18 16

    Kansas City, Missouri

  • 15. North Carolina

    Total Score  Entertainment & Recreation  Nightlife 
    41.14 12 24

    Most Charming Small Towns in the South

  • 14. Maryland

    Total Score  Entertainment & Recreation  Nightlife 
    41.57 10 25

    Photo of street in Columbia, Maryland

  • 13. Pennsylvania

    Total Score  Entertainment & Recreation  Nightlife 
    41.59 15 14

    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

  • 12. Arizona

    Total Score  Entertainment & Recreation  Nightlife 
    42.11 9 22

    Flagstaff, Arizona

  • 11. Oregon

    Total Score  Entertainment & Recreation  Nightlife 
    43.08 13 11

    Portland Oregon

  • 10. Louisiana

    Total Score  Entertainment & Recreation  Nightlife 
    44.53 14 2

    Shreveport, Louisiana, USA skyline over the Red River at dusk.

  • 9. Minnesota

    Total Score  Entertainment & Recreation  Nightlife 
    45.21 11 6

    A Wide Angle Sunset Shot over Rural Red Wing, Minnesota

  • 8. Texas

    Total Score  Entertainment & Recreation  Nightlife 
    50.27 7 13

    San Antonio, Texas, USA Drone Skyline Aerial Panorama

  • 7. Washington

    Total Score  Entertainment & Recreation  Nightlife 
    50.64 8 9

    A view of the skyline of Bellevue, Washington.

  • 6. Colorado

    Total Score  Entertainment & Recreation  Nightlife 
    51.38 6 10

    Denver, Colorado

  • 5. Illinois

    Total Score  Entertainment & Recreation  Nightlife 
    55.33 5 4

    GALLERY: Cities That Look Deserted Because Of Coronavirus

  • 4. New York

    Total Score  Entertainment & Recreation  Nightlife 
    56.11 3 7

    Night New York, reflective city lights

  • 3. Nevada

    Total Score  Entertainment & Recreation  Nightlife 
    59.84 4 1

    Aerial view of Las Vegas strip in Nevada as seen at night USA

  • 2. Florida

    Total Score  Entertainment & Recreation  Nightlife 
    61.26 2 8
    St. Augustine, Florida

     

  • 1. California

    Total Score  Entertainment & Recreation  Nightlife 
    63.60 1 3
    Los Angeles

     

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