Michigan ranks 16th on list of “Most Fun States in America”

MICHIGAN — While we all define “fun” a little differently, Michigan is the 16th most fun state to visit in America, according to a list by WalletHub.

In order to determine the most fun cities in the U.S., analysts compared the 150 most populated cities across two key dimensions: “Entertainment and Recreation” and “Nightlife and Parties.” The two categories were then broken up into 26 relevant metrics, which were graded on a 100-point scale with a score of 100 indicating the greatest number and variety of fun and cost-effective options.

Michigan ranked 15th for just “Entertainment and Recreation” opportunities, while in the “Nightlife and Parties” category, the state came in at number 19.

These findings also discovered that Michigan has the most golf courses and country clubs per capita, which is 11 times more than the lowest state in this category, Alaska. Michigan is also tied for first with Florida, Connecticut, Maine, Maryland and Massachusetts for the most marinas per capita.

The most fun state went to California, and the 50th most fun state went to West Virginia. Minnesota came in 10th, while Wisconsin ranked 15th overall.

To read the entire list, or to learn more about the methodology, click HERE.

Data used to create this ranking were collected from U.S. Census Bureau, Bureau of Economic Analysis, National Park Service, Council for Community and Economic Research, TripAdvisor, Beachapedia, America’s Scenic Byways, NOAA Office for Coastal Management, CarnivalWarehouse.com, Thrillist, Music Festival Wizard and WalletHub research.