Columbus ranked a top budget-friendly staycation destination

Read where SumUp, the online financing business, ranked Columbus, Ohio, plus how the city earned its ranking.

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The city is 8% green space, according to the study from SumUp. | Photo by Andy Spessard

Not all vacations need to be a getaway — especially if you live in Columbus.

If you ask SumUp, an online financial technology company, they’d recommend a staycation right in the Capital City. In fact, they ranked Columbus the No. 10 best city in the US for a budget-friendly staycation.

The study examined factors such as meal prices, entertainment expenses, cultural amenities, green space availability, and overall offerings of museums and theaters. Here are some interesting takeaways:

  • An “expensive” three-course-meal costs $70 on average, which is among the lowest of the top 10.
  • CBUS was ranked higher than San Francisco (12) and New York City (17).
  • Columbus is the only Ohio city in the top 25.

We know everyone could use a break, and that’s why we just put together a guide of affordable flights for spring break. Or, take a look at Experience Columbus’ newest “Spring Breakover” campaign.