If you haven't already planned on getting out of town this summer, know there's a good chance people will be coming here during their precious time off. According to recent rankings from WalletHub, Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington is the No. 6 best summer travel destination.
The site used 30 key metrics to compare the 80 largest metro areas and identify the most budget-friendly and fun-filled summer destinations. Dallas-Fort Worth is apparently cheap and entertaining.
The data takes into account factors such as cost of the cheapest flight to number of attractions to diversity of activities. DFW claims the coveted title of least amount of travel hassles and costs (our airports are pretty great), and the No. 9 rating for local costs means bumming around the city is fairly affordable too.
Where we don't score so high is attractions, with a 26th overall ranking. Our weather is on the brighter side, at No. 19, which might sound puzzling to anyone who's familiar with Texas in the summer.
Houston also makes the top 10, with a pretty impressive ranking of sixth for fewest travel headaches contributing to its overall No. 9 placement. That No. 26 weather score though? Apparently WalletHub thinks Houston's more temperate than Denver, San Diego, and even Austin from May through August.
Austin does show up at No. 17 overall, and although San Antonio sits at No. 50, it's actually in the 10 worst cities for summer weather.