Winter is long gone, and it's time to get away and enjoy summer. But also, you don't want to float around in a parking-adjacent motel pool (or maybe you do? To each his own).
To help you maximize your fun without having to sell your organs on the black market, WalletHub has released a ranking of the country's best cities for summer travel this year. The study looked at flights from the six largest airport hubs in the US to the 80 biggest metropolitan areas, and considered things like flight costs, number of attractions in each city, and other expenses you'd face upon arrival.
The results show the Las Vegas metro area, including Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV, takes the number one spot. Second place goes to Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford (we get it, Orlando is great), and third to Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA. Where should you steer clear of? The lowest rating belongs to Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT, while New York City is just okay, with New York-Newark-Jersey City coming in 49th.
Check out the top 10 metros below, and get packing:
10. Albuquerque, NM
9. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
8. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
7. Oklahoma City, OK
6. Austin-Round Rock, TX
5. Salt Lake City, UT
4. Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ
3. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA
2. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
1. Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV
Lucy Meilus is a staff writer for Thrillist and wishes she had read this before selling her organs to pay for a vacation. You win some, you lose some? Follow her on Twitter at @Lucymeilus and send news tips to firstname.lastname@example.org.