One of our key life goals should be happiness. As defined by Merriam-Webster: Happiness is “a state of well-being and contentment.” So, a good starting point is to ask ourselves how happy are we? Do we understand our level of happiness? What can we do to be happier? Today, we look at which are the happiest states in  the U.S.

Before we look at happiness by state, consider these previous posts related to his topic:

Then, review this infographic from Happify:



A 2019 WalletHub Review of Which Are the Happiest States

Recently, WalletHub examined “happiness: by state. As a result, Adam McCann observes that:

“We all define ‘fun’ a bit differently. And hopefully the place in which we live caters to our personal ideas of entertainment. But that’s not always the case, which may drive people to live somewhere new. In fact, for certain states fun is not just an option but also a way of life. These states offer such a variety of activities that everyone will be able to find something that excites them. With pure enjoyment in mind, WalletHub compared the 50 states across 26 key indicators of a jolly good time that won’t break the bank. They range from movie costs to accessibility of national parks to casinos per capita.”

Below, we present two charts from WalletHub. Firstly, we show the top 25 fun states to visit in the United States. Click the image to see the full ranking of the 50 states.

Which Are the Happiest States

Source: WalletHub


With the second chart, the top 5 and bottom 5 states are presented across several categories. Restaurants. Movie Theaters. Golf Courses and Country Clubs. Performing-Arts Theaters. Fitness Centers. Skiing Facilities. Marinas. National Parks.  Variety of Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation Establishments. Personal Expenditures on Recreation Services. And lastly, State and Local Expenditures on Parks and Recreation.

Which Are the Happiest States

Source: WalletHub


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