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Recreation Destination: San Diego ranks at top of U.S. cities

Posted at 5:53 PM, Jul 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-02 20:53:08-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - It’s no surprise to those of us who live in San Diego: America’s Finest City is the finest city for recreation.

San Diego was the best in the nation in categories like bike rental facilities per capita (1st), parkland as a percentage of city area (7th), music venues per capita (17th), and percent of population with walkable park access (33rd), according to the Wallet Hub study.

"Though it's not among the most affordable cities, San Diego is this year's best city for recreation as it offers plenty of choices in terms of parks, tourist attractions and public beaches,” said Jill Gonzalez, Consumer Finance Analyst. “Other things that make San Diego a good destination are its food festivals, recreational centers, cuisine and wine tours."

Other top cities included Las Vegas, Orlando, Honolulu, and Tampa.

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Despite its proximity to San Diego, Chula Vista was number 96 of the list of 100 cities, earning the lowest score for entertainment and recreational facilities.

Source: WalletHub