A new report from Wallethub has Worcester ranked among the “least fun” cities in America.
The report — 2017’s Most Fun Cities in America — compares the country’s 150 largest cities against 58 key metrics including the per capita rate of festivals, restaurants, parks and playgrounds, movie ticket cost, fitness centers and bars.
Among the 150 cities, Worcester ranked overall in the bottom 33% at #117 — the lowest recorded score among cities in New England and far behind Boston’s ranking of #45. The rankings were measured by three separate rankings for Entertainment and Recreation, Nightlife and Parties, and Overall Cost Effectiveness.
Worcester’s worst ranking was in Entertainment and Recreation — coming in at #147 of the 150 cities studied.
The top three “most fun” cities in America were Las Vegas, Orlando and New York City. The three “least fun” are Fontana, California, Brownsville, Texas, and Oxnard, CA.