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June 06, 2017

Philly is one of nation's best cities for a 'staycation,' report finds

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The Philadelphia skyline as seen from Martin Luther King Jr. Drive near Eakins Oval.

Now you officially have an excuse to never leave your bed.

Philadelphia has been ranked one of the top spots in the country to stay in for vacation rather than go through the hassle of arranging travel plans, a recent report found.

WalletHub, a personal finance website, published its "Best & Worst Cities for Staycations" last week, and the City of Brotherly Love found itself at No. 15, one spot above Austin and one below Minneapolis.

The website organized the rankings by comparing the 150 largest cities in the country and breaking them down based on three categories, including recreation, food and entertainment and rest and relaxation. Those three categories were further analyzed by 36 other factors, like hiking trails, museums, beer gardens and weather.

Pittsburgh fell behind Philly at the No. 18 spot.

Data was collected through the U.S. Census Bureau, Council for Community and Economic Research, Eventbrite and others, according to WalletHub.

Philly scored even better when it came to individual factors. The City of Brotherly Love was No. 1 in its swimming pools per capita category and scored the No. 9 spot for the most museums, according to a WalletHub spokesperson. 

The high ranking makes a lot of sense. Travel + Leisure did name Philly as one of its "50 Best Places to Travel in 2017," after all. 

Check out the top 10 places below or find WalletHub's complete list here:

1. Orlando, Florida
2. Chicago, Illinois
3. San Diego, California
4. Seattle, Washington
5. Tampa, Florida
6. Las Vegas, Nevada
7. Atlanta, Georgia
8. Portland, Oregon
9. San Francisco, California
10. New York, New York