The 20 Most Fun States in America

Downtown Los Angeles, California
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Across the United States, people have fun in different ways—but some places are just more exciting than others. There are states where fun is just an option, and states where fun is a way of life.

Now, financial advisory site Wallethub has made fun-finding much easier. Using 26 different indicators, from the number of restaurants to the cost of a movie ticket to proximity to national parks, it compared all 50 states and pinpointed the best states for keeping yourself constantly entertained without having to spend all the money in your bank account.

California topped the list for the second year in a row with a total score of 61.57, while Florida (58.21) and New York (57.85) came in second and third. At the other end of the spectrum, there are the least fun states—which saw West Virginia (14.41) place at the very bottom, followed by Mississippi (16.56) and Delaware (20.66).

Below is a list of the 20 most fun states. Visit Wallethub to view the full rankings, and check out the interactive map below.

  1. California
  1. Florida
  1. New York
  1. Washington
  1. Colorado
  1. Nevada
  1. Minnesota
  1. Pennsylvania
  1. Oregon
  1. Texas
  1. Illinois
  1. Missouri
  1. Ohio
  1. Arizona
  1. New Mexico
  1. Louisiana
  1. South Carolina
  1. Michigan
  1. Wisconsin
  1. North Carolina

Source: WalletHub