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Scottsdale, Peoria ranked among top 20 staycation locations in country

(Andaz Scottsdale Resort Website Photo)

PHOENIX — With Arizona allowing businesses to re-open, people are able to get out of their house.

It doesn’t necessitate air travel to do so. Arizona has several cities that are good for staycations, according to WalletHub, and two cities that are ranked as top-20 staycation locations in the country.

Scottsdale was ranked by the website as the No. 7 overall city to have a little vacation. It ranked particularly high in home size and pool accessibility.

The ranking was put together by comparing “recreation” activities and “rest and relaxation” opportunities around the city.

Scottsdale ranked as the No. 1 city for rest and relaxation in the country, which propelled its overall ranking up near the top of the list.

Peoria wasn’t far behind.

The city came in at No. 16, also thanks to its high rest and relaxation ranking. Ranked as the 15th-best city for that category, it landed one spot higher than Moreno Valley, Calif. in terms of rest and relaxation.

Glendale was the next Arizona city on the list, as it came in at No. 24.

Gilbert finished at No. 33 on the list. Scoring high in the rest and relaxation category is a trend for Arizona cities: despite finishing No. 107 in recreation, Gilbert’s No. 5 ranking for rest and relaxation pushed it up the list.

Chandler finished No. 6 in rest and relaxation, but it wasn’t enough to keep it as one of the top cities. Its poor recreation score of 138 kept it at No. 62 overall.

In total, there were nine Arizona cities on the list among the 182 overall that were ranked by WalletHub.

The other Arizona cities are Tempe (No. 55), Phoenix (86), Tucson (90) and Mesa (96).

The top city on the list was Plano, Texas, followed by Boise, Idaho and Tampa, Fla.

At the bottom is Warwick, R.I., Chula Vista, Calif., and Pearl City, Hawaii.

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