NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Thinking about taking a summer "staycation"? Hopefully you don't live in California. Despite its many tourist-friendly and nature loving cities and towns, the state is home to some of the worst places to take a vacation while staying home.
The Golden State dominates a list of 10 worst cities to enjoy a staycation, according to a report by WalletHub on the best and worst cities for staycations.
In case you're not up to speed on the lingo, a "staycation" is a recently popularized term used to mean a vacation spent in one's home country or local area, choosing instead to catch up on home-improvement projects, day trips or relaxation, for instance.
Some would-be vacation goers are choosing to stick close to home rather than spend several thousand dollars on travel plans for a vacation -- despite lower gas prices and a strong dollar that could mean travelling to Europe, say, would be more economical.
Of course some cities are more conducive to a staycation than others. From recreational opportunities to the "cost" of relaxation, there are a number of factors to consider when ranking the best and worst cities for staycations.
WalletHub considered three key categories: recreation activities, food and entertainment, and rest and relaxation in ranking the 100 most populated U.S. cities in terms of staycation prospects. Among those categories WalletHub took into account 17 factors for each city, such the number of public golf courses per 100,000 residents; the number of parks per 100,000 residents; miles of bike lanes and paths; movie and bowling costs; nightlife options; the number of cultural attractions and a city's summer weather, among other things.
If you live in one of these 10 worst cities for staycations, perhaps you might want to travel after all. In that case, be sure to check out the 10 best cities for staycations.
Sources used by WalletHub: the U.S. Census Bureau, the Council for Community and Economic Research, the Trust for Public Land, the Alliance for Biking & Walking, TripAdvisor, Yelp, Golf magazine, ImproveNet, and WalletHub Research.
10. Laredo, Texas
Recreation Activities Rank: 92
Food & Entertainment Rank: 99
Rest & Relaxation Rank: 39
Summers get pretty hot in Laredo, with temperatures reaching 100 degrees or more.
Of the 100 cities ranked, Laredo is one of the cities with the fewest swimming pools per 100,000 residents. WalletHub ranked it No. 95 in this category, tied with Fremont, Calif. and Chesapeake, Va.