All work and no play would make Atlantans dull boys (and girls).
Lucky for us, the city ranks high in WalletHub’s new poll, comparing he 100 largest U.S. cities across 48 key metrics “that speak to the benefits of recreational activities.”
Those 48 metrics fall under one of four categories: basic living costs, the quality of parks, the accessibility of entertainment and recreational facilities, and the weather.
Each metric was graded on a 100-point scale, with 100 representing the highest level of recreation friendliness.
Although Atlanta finished No. 13 in the “entertainment and recreational facilities” category, meaning there are numerous attractions per capita, the city was dinged in the “cost” category, finishing at No. 64. Atlanta had the fourth highest movie costs in the country. Only New York City; Long Beach, California; and Los Angeles have higher movie costs.
But don’t fret — many surrounding cities and counties will have free movie nights throughout the summer.
Overall, Atlanta finished sixth with a score of 52.90, ending up No. 37 for “quality of parks” and No. 41 for “weather.”
If you’re wondering where all of those entertainment and recreational facilities are,
check out our family friendly guide for getting the most out of summer.
You can also vote on your favorite family attraction in the metro Atlanta area. If you prefer Topgolf over the Georgia Aquarium, be sure to let us know by taking part in our poll.
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