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North Las Vegas ranks as one of worst cities to 'staycation' in

Posted at 5:40 PM, Jun 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-01 21:07:42-04

"Staycations" are a great way to save money while still enjoying your time.

 A travel website, WalletHub, ranked the best 2017 cities to "stay-cation" in, and as expected, Las Vegas is near the top.

One of its neighbors, however, fell close to the bottom.

North Las Vegas finished at 141 on the list of 150 cities.

"It's not fair at all," said Albert Barefield, who lives in North Las Vegas.

Delen Goldberg, the city of North Las Vegas' public information officer, jumped to defend her city.

"A lot of these studies are done by people who have never visited North Las Vegas," Goldberg said.

Barefield also defended North Las Vegas, saying there's always something different to do every day.

Goldberg also pointed out the casinos, and pools and parks for families. 

Still, some people couldn't ever think of a reason to stay in North Las Vegas for a vacation.

Sharon Boswell told us she'd rather go to Las Vegas, Henderson, Lake Mead and the Hoover Dam instead of vacationing in her home city.

Las Vegas ranked sixth on the "staycation" list.

Goldberg says that's fine because they're not trying to be like their neighbor to the south.

"It's much more expensive [in Las Vegas] and you have to pay for a lot of amenities that in North Las Vegas are much more affordable or free," she said.

Orlando, Florida ranked number one, and Henderson came in at 85.