Are We having Fun Yet?


Roller coaster riders

Everything is bigger in Texas, including our capacity to have fun.  WalletHub examined 26 metrics to establish which states have the most fun, including entertainment and recreation, and nightlife.

According to their assembled data, Texas ranks number one in restaurants per capita, movie theaters per capita, and amusement parks per capita.  We’re fifth in fitness centers per capita, and tenth in performing arts theaters.

As you might expect, Nevada was number one in nightlife.  Alaska is number one in access to National Parks.  Vermont is number one in access to ski resorts.

Most fun:

  1. California
  2. New York
  3. Nevada
  4. Florida
  5. Illinois
  6. Washington
  7. Texas
  8. Colorado
  9. Pennsylvania
  10. Minnesota

Least fun:

  1. West Virginia
  2. Mississippi
  3. Delaware
  4. Rhode Island
  5. Arkansas
  6. Vermont
  7. Alabama
  8. Montana
  9. Kentucky
  10. Kansas

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