Travel, like most things, has been thrown into considerable flux by events in 2020. This has forced us all to reconsider our plans. Rather than multiday long-distance vacationing, the alternative is to reinvigorate the concept of a staycation. Despite there being innumerable ways to staycation, here we’re profiling 10 cities we think fit the bill as excellent staycation destinations. These are places where the combination of open spaces, restaurants, attractions, and scenery give you great bang for your buck. If you’re wondering whether it’s possible to salvage your 2020 travel plans, take a look at the list here for some helpful inspiration. These are 10 great places to staycation in 2020.
Megacities are the most creative and dynamic places on Earth. These massive population centers concentrate people and infrastructure in ways conduce to economic growth. Yet as we’ve too often seen, however, megacities suffer myriad problems from overcrowding and a lack of affordable housing to environmental degradation. Fortunately, mid-size cities in America have emerged as great alternatives. With a great many benefits and fewer downsides, these mid-size localities are attracting increasing numbers of young people hungry for opportunity. In this list, we profile 20 mid-sized US cities that offer great overall quality of life and appeal to hip and diverse populations. In no particular order, these are the top hippest mid-sized US cities!