NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- New York, Connecticut, and New England in general are home to some of the least attractive summer destinations, according to a report by WalletHub, an online financial resource for consumers and small businesses.
WalletHub ranked the 80 most populated metropolitan statistical areas on five main areas: costs and hassles of getting there; local costs; attractions; weather; and parks and recreation. Within those five areas, WalletHub then drilled down into 13 key metrics to measure each area by, such as: the cost and duration of the cheapest flight; the cost of a 3-star hotel in the area; the diversity of attractions, among others.
Those metro areas with the 10 lowest overall scores made TheStreet's list, which shouldn't be too surprising, given the lack of major tourist attractions.
Check out which U.S. cities are considered the worst cities for summer travel. And when you're done be sure to check out the 10 best summer travel cities.
Sources used by WalletHub: Data used to create these rankings were obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau, the Council for Community and Economic Research, Kayak.com, TripAdvisor, Travbuddy.com and WalletHub Research.
10. Allentown, Pa. (Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pa./N.J.)
Cost and Hassles to Get There Rank: 72
Local Prices Rank: 40
Attractions Rank: 75
Weather Conditions Rank: 42
Parks & Recreation Rank: 73
Allentown ranks as the tenth worst city for summer travel. Should you find yourself there anyway....
Check out two notable museums: America on Wheels, an over-the-road transportation museum where visitors can observe the evolution of automotive vehicles.
There's also the Liberty Bell Museum, where visitors can see where the symbol of American freedom was transported and hidden during the 1777 British invasion of Philadelphia.
If you're willing to drive, Allentown is 90 minutes from the Pocono Mountains, where the nature lover, waterpark lover and hiker can find plenty to do in the summer.
9. North Port, Fla. (North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, Fla.)
Cost and Hassles to Get There Rank: 71
Local Prices Rank: 48
Attractions Rank: 80
Weather Conditions Rank: 36
Parks & Recreation Rank: 61
North Port ranked ninth worst city for summer travel. Of the 80 cities ranked, North Port has the fewest attractions. Should you find yourself there anyway....
Visitors should take advantage of the area's beautiful outdoor surroundings. Kayak around Siesta Key, Anna Maria Island, Lido Key, and more.
Visit the Ringling estate for the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art. See the house where the famous John Ringling, of the Ringling Brother's Circus, lived. On the estate grounds is the Ringling Circus Museum full of historical artifacts and information about the history of one of America's most famous circuses.
8. Hartford (Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Conn.)
Cost and Hassles to Get There Rank: 65
Local Prices Rank: 60 (tied with Albany, N.Y.)
Attractions Rank: 70 (tied with Albany, N.Y.)
Weather Conditions Rank: 48
Parks & Recreation Rank: 78
Hartford was ranked the eighth worst city for summer travel. Should you find yourself there anyway....
The city might be worth a stopover to see The Mark Twain House and Museum, which was the famous author's home from 1874 to 1899 and where he wrote his most important works including Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
Of the 80 cities ranked, Hartford had the third fewest parks and recreational facilities.