Monday, August 4, 2014

Tampa, St. Pete among top 10 cities for recreation

WalletHub’s spending gurus have spoken, again.

Posted By on Mon, Aug 4, 2014 at 5:17 PM

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WalletHub, an online personal finance tool, dubbed Tampa the fifth overall best U.S. city for recreation and St. Petersburg the sixth in another installment of its best and worst rankings.

A couple months ago, St. Pete and Tampa made WalletHub’s list of the 100 Best and Worst Cities for Staycations. This time around, landing in the top 10, they join locales like Cincinnati (No. 1), Orlando (No. 2) and St. Louis (No. 7) on the 100 Best and Worst Cities for Recreation list.

Twenty-four factors — including average food and drink costs, coffee and tea shops per capita and the prevalence of affordable four-and-a-half-star-and-up restaurants — were considered by WalletHub during its deliberation.

Tampa and St. Pete ranked 11th for food price and 53rd for drink price, and although St. Pete ranked 56th for coffee and tea spots, Tampa was 40th.

The country’s most populous cities spent more than $6.2 billion combined on parks and recreation last year, according to WalletHub.

Here’s a full list of how Tampa and St. Pete’s offerings scored:

Tampa (1=best)
44 - Acres of parkland per capita

53 - Average drink price (beer and wine)

11 - Average food price (pizza and burgers)

45 - Bowling costs

40 - Coffee and tea shops per capita

25 - Number of attractions per capita

13 - Number of beaches per capita

27 - Park playgrounds per capita

19 - Spending on parks per capita

15 - Swimming pools per capita

St. Pete 
23 - Acres of parkland per capita

53 - Average drink price (beer and wine)

11 - Average food price (pizza and burgers)

45 - Bowling costs

56 - Coffee and tea shops per capita

33 - Number of attractions per capita

4 - Number of beaches per capita

19 - Park playgrounds per capita

20 - Spending on parks per capita

18 - Swimming pools per capita

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