Data maps and their uses are ever growing, providing business solutions, strategic insights and even vacation guidance! That’s right, the usages for data maps extend well outside of the walls of your office building. And, when it comes to mapping out a summer vacation that is both fun and affordable, there are few tools more useful than a data-driven map to steer you in the right direction!
Luckily, we’ve collaborated all the data maps you’ll need to plan a quick summer escape that is both economical and enjoyable!
1. Search for a ‘Staycation’ Spot
The “staycation,” sometimes referred to as a “holistay,” has become a popular budget-friendly alternative to traditional vacations. It entails that you take less time-off from work and stay relatively close to home to save time and money.
Using 36 applicable metrics and 150 of the most populated U.S. cities (based on recreation, food and entertainment), the map above can tell you if you’re in a prime area for a“staycation” and what your best options are for activities.
2. Visit a Hit Ballpark
Pro Baseball season is in full swing during summer, and as America’s most tradition entrenched sport, there are no shortage of baseball stadiums – from Fenway Park in Boston to Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles – that can serve as the centerpiece for your next vacation.
The map below breaks down the most popular baseball stadiums to visit based on Google search trends. Once you decide on a ballpark, be sure to check that the team is in town during your stay using this link.
3. Explore America’s Landmarks
4. Pick a Picturesque National Park
5. Curate a Cost-based Vacation