How cool is that!!?? New Hampshire and Maine made WalletHub's list of 2017's Most Fun States In America! So, where do they rank?

WalletHub at it again with another mission. This time, it's determine The Most Fun States in America for 2017.

WalletHub took two categories, 'Entertainment and Recreation,' and 'Nightlife' and they evaluated those categories using 22 'relevant metrics,' which are weighted differently. Here they are:

Entertainment and Recreation

  • Number of Attractions*: Quadruple Weight (~12.55 Points)
  • Variety of Arts, Entertainment & Recreation Establishments: Quadruple Weight (~12.55 Points)
  • Ideal Weather*: Quadruple Weight (~12.55 Points)
  • Restaurants per Capita: Double Weight (~6.27 Points)
  • Amusement Parks per Capita: Full Weight (~3.14 Points)
  • Golf Courses & Country Clubs per Capita: Half Weight (~1.57 Points)
  • Movie Theaters per Capita: Half Weight (~1.57 Points)
  • Arcades per Capita: Half Weight (~1.57 Points)
  • Fitness Centers per Capita: Full Weight (~3.14 Points)
  • Skiing Facilities per Capita: Half Weight (~1.57 Points)
  • Marinas per Capita: Half Weight (~1.57 Points)
  • Beach Quality: Full Weight (~3.14 Points)
  • Access to National Parks: Full Weight (~3.14 Points)
  • Personal Spending on Recreation Services per Capita: Double Weight (~6.27 Points)
  • State & Local Direct General Expenditures on Parks & Recreation per Capita: Triple Weight (~9.41 Points)

Nightlife

  • Average Beer & Wine Price*: Full Weight (~2.50 Points)
  • Movie Costs*: Full Weight (~2.50 Points)
  • Nightlife Options per Capita*: Double Weight (~5.00 Points)
  • “Access to Bars” Grade: Full Weight (~2.50 Points)
  • Music Festivals per Capita: Full Weight (~2.50 Points)
  • Performing-Arts Theaters per Capita: Full Weight (~2.50 Points)
  • Casinos per Capita: Full Weight (~2.50 Points)

Alright, so, now you know how they did it, but what did they find?

Vegas came in at number 1, I think we can all figure out why. Mississippi came in last, as in, Mississippi is the LEAST fun state in America.

New Hampshire is ranked 19th, not too bad, but Maine is at 11!
I never take these studies too seriously, but I do enjoy seeing where New England states rank. It's all in good FUN!

Scroll around the map to see where each states ranks in the 2017 fun department according to WalletHub!

Source: WalletHub