The Most Fun States in America

There are certain states where fun is not just an option but also a way of life. These states offer such a variety of activities that everyone will be able to find something that excites them.

With pure enjoyment in mind, WalletHub compared the 50 states across 26 key indicators of a jolly good time that won’t break the bank. They range from movie costs to accessibility of national parks to casinos per capita. Scroll down for the winners, money-saving advice from a panel of experts and a full description of our methodology.

1

California

61.57

1

6

2

Florida

58.21

2

11

3

New York

57.85

3

4

4

Washington

51.12

4

13

5

Colorado

49.71

5

10

6

Nevada

49.25

15

1

7

Minnesota

49.03

6

12

8

Pennsylvania

47.91

9

7

9

Oregon

47.62

7

14

10

Texas

47.51

10

9

11

Illinois

47.39

12

3

12

Missouri

44.29

13

15

13

Ohio

43.93

18

8

14

Arizona

43.08

11

23

15

New Mexico

42.97

8

33

16

Louisiana

42.78

24

5

17

South Carolina

41.35

14

29

18

Michigan

40.82

20

20

19

Wisconsin

40.31

30

2

20

North Carolina

40.17

17

24

21

Massachusetts

39.95

21

22

22

Maryland

39.80

16

27

23

Tennessee

39.78

26

16

24

Georgia

38.56

22

26

25

Hawaii

38.32

19

36

26

Oklahoma

37.36

27

21

27

Alaska

35.37

25

43

28

Utah

34.96

23

48

29

Virginia

33.83

28

45

30

Wyoming

33.23

29

42

31

South Dakota

32.83

35

18

32

Idaho

32.05

31

34

33

New Jersey

31.49

32

38

34

Kentucky

31.00

34

30

35

Iowa

30.82

40

19

36

Montana

30.49

42

17

37

Maine

30.40

33

41

38

Nebraska

29.47

41

25

39

Indiana

29.25

39

28

40

North Dakota

29.10

37

31

41

Kansas

28.73

38

32

42

New Hampshire

27.14

36

49

43

Connecticut

26.47

43

40

44

Alabama

26.06

44

39

45

Arkansas

24.89

45

47

46

Vermont

23.50

46

37

47

Rhode Island

23.39

47

35

48

Delaware

20.66

48

50

49

Mississippi

16.56

49

44

50

West Virginia

14.41

50

46

 

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