If you aren't from Texas there are a few things you think of when it comes to the Lonestar State.

  • Guns
  • Longhorns
  • Football

And those are just a few of the things that come to mind. I've lived in Texas for almost 6 years now and travel across Texas every couple of months. I LOVE Texas, and according to WalletHub, it's one of the most fun states in America. Here is the full list of the states ranked by how fun they are.

  1. California
  2. Florida
  3. Nevada
  4. New York
  5. Illinois
  6. Colorado
  7. Washington
  8. TEXAS
  9. Minnesota
  10. Pennsylvania
  11. Oregon
  12. Louisiana
  13. Ohio
  14. Missouri
  15. Wisconsin
  16. Arizona
  17. Maryland
  18. North Carolina
  19. Michigan
  20. Hawaii
  22. South Carolina
  23. Massachusetts
  24. Georgia
  25. Oklahoma
  26. Tennessee
  27. Utah
  28. Idaho
  29. Virginia
  30. New Jersey
  31. South Dakota
  32. Iowa
  33. Alaska
  34. Wyoming
  35. North Dakota
  36. Nebraska
  37. Montana
  38. Indiana
  39. New Hampshire
  40. Maine
  41. Kansas
  42. Kentucky
  43. Connecticut
  44. Alabama
  45. Vermont
  46. Rhode Island
  47. Arkansas
  48. Delaware
  49. Mississippi
  50. West Virginia

So what are the criteria they used and where does Texas rank in that specific critera?

  • Most restaurants per capita
    • Texas tied for first with California, Florida, and New York
  • Most movie theaters per capita
    • Texas tied for first with California and New York
  • Most fitness centers per capita
    • Texas came in 4th behind California, New York, and Florida

There was one part of the criteria that Texas came in toward the bottom, and that's 'worst access to national parks'. Texas came in 46th in that category. Overall, there was two main categories where all the other criteria were divided. One was the 'Entertainment and Recreation' and the other was 'Nightlife'. Texas ranked 8th in 'Entertainment and Recreation' and 12th in 'Nightlife'.

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