As we dip head on into summer, it’s time to think about all the fun you could be having in North Carolina with your family and friends.
But is North Carolina the spot with the most fun? Or should you be looking elsewhere for all the entertainment you can handle?
Our friends over at WalletHub.com ventured out to determine this once and for all. Their annual ranking of the Most Fun States are out, and while North Carolina is a lot of fun, it’s sadly not even in the Top 10.
“There are certain states where fun is not just an option but also a way of life,” Adam McCann said in his WalletHub piece. “These states offer such a variety of activities that everyone will be able to find something that excites them, from people who crave the outdoors and athletics to those who would rather sit down for a film.”
WalletHub ranked 26 key indicators to figure out where the entertainment was flowing most. Everything from the cost of a movie, to accessibility to national parks, or even nightclubs.
While North Carolina didn’t come in the Top 10, it did land at a comfortable 15. That’s probably a good amount of fun. After all, you don’t want to have TOO much fun this summer. We’re nestled nicely between Pennsylvania and Missouri in the rankings. And we managed to beat our neighbors to the south, as South Carolina came in at No. 19.
The Tarheel State did decently in all but one of the key rankings:
- 8th – Restaurants per Capita
- 19th – Movie Theaters per Capita
- 10th – Golf Courses & Country Clubs per Capita
- 16th – Amusement Parks per Capita
- 29th – Performing-Arts Theaters per Capita
- 9th – Fitness Centers per Capita
So let’s dive into the rest of the rankings, taking a look at the Top 5 most fun states, and the Bottom 5, so you know where to stay away from.