According to WalletHub’s annual list, Illinois sits at a hard-earned No. 5. in the “2022’s Most Fun States in America” compilation. California is No. 1 with Florida coming next, then Nevada, New York, and IL.
Illinois as a whole offers a lot of sparkling attractions and day trips, but we must highlight Chicago’s illustrious entertainment industry. From boozy brunches to standup comedy clubs, and endless gorgeous lakeside days, Chicago and IL sit firmly at a #1 ranking in our opinion. Following Illinois on the list is Colorado, then Washington.
As far as the scoring process goes, Illinois got a total score of 55.33, ranking 5th in entertainment and recreation, and 4th in nightlife. Another draw to any state and big city is the bustling restaurant scene, and Illinois came in 5th for the most restaurants per capita, falling just under California, Florida, New York, and Texas.
From being the 3rd best beer city, to one of the best places for dog lovers, to it’s series of Instagrammable spots, it’s no wonder the state within which Chicago resides has placed so highly on the list.
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