Financial services website WalletHub has published its list of 2019's Most Fun States in America, and New York is close to the top.

WalletHub's research had two main subdivisions--Entertainment/Recreation and Nightlife--and the Empire State scored well in both. Key metrics like "movie costs to accessibility of national parks to casinos per capita" were measured. New York was #3 in Entertainment, #4 in Nightlife, and #3 overall. Here are some areas in which New York finished either first or tied for first:

  • Most Restaurants per Capita
  • Most Movie Theaters per Capita
  • Most Performing Arts Theaters per Capita
  • Most Fitness Centers per Capita
  • Most Marinas per Capita

The only states having more fun overall than New York were California and Florida. Nevada (home of Las Vegas) finished first in Nightlife and 6th overall. West Virginia ended up dead-last overall.