BOSTON (WHDH) – Boston has claimed the title of the third-best vacation spot in the United States, according to new research from travel agency Bounce.
The study ranked the nation’s 50 largest cities based on factors including affordability, number of things to do, weather, distance from airport to city center and public transport costs .
The average hotel price was the most expensive of the top 10 destinations, at $273, and it had the lowest average temperature, at 50.2 degrees. However, it ranked third out of 10 on the number of attractions per square mile at 22.5, the number of restaurants per square mile at 51.1., the distance from the airport to the city center at 4.8 miles and lounging spaces per square mile at 1.37.
The study authors noted that Boston is full of cultural attractions, including the Freedom Trail, the Boston Tea Party, and the Constitution of the USS.
Miami took first place on the list and San Francisco took second place. Cities rounding out the top 10 are Las Vegas, Nevada; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Fresno, California; San Antonio, TX; Bakersfield, California; El Paso, TX; and Phoenix, Arizona.
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