Atlanta named one of the best summer vacation spots for 2017

Hoping for a getaway this year? A new report suggests you should consider a staycation, because Atlanta has been named one of the best summer vacation spots by WalletHub.

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The finance website came up with its results by analyzing 80 of the most popular U.S. vacation cities using 38 metrics categorized into six sections: travel costs and hassles; local costs; attractions; weather conditions; activities; and safety.

Metro Atlanta came in at No. 6, while Las Vegas and Los Angeles took first and second place, respectively.

The Peach City was No. 4 for travel costs and hassles and No. 6 for activities. It also racked up points in the weather and attractions sections, cracking the top 20 in both of those rankings.

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A few other Southern cities made the cut, too. Orlando was No. 3, Houston was No. 7 and Dallas was No. 8 overall.

Want to know how other areas fared? Take a look at the map of findings below.

Source: WalletHub