How do you define fun? According to WalletHub, with a specific methodology. The personal finance site analyzed each state’s party potential using 65 metrics across three categories: entertainment and recreation, nightlife and parties and overall costs. And Illinois is high on the list.
With an especially high nightlife rating, the Land of Lincoln came in as the fifth most fun state to visit. Illinois has the second-highest number of restaurants per capita, after a four-way tie between California, Florida, New York and Texas, and the fourth-highest number of performing arts venues per capita.
Utilizing a similar formula, Chicago also ranked as the eighth most fun city in an earlier WalletHub assessment.
According to the full study, the top 10 fun states are:
4. New York