The best cities for an endless summer

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Fall is officially here and as the days grow shorter and temperatures start to drop, not everyone is ready to say goodbye to summer.

But what if summer didn't have to end quite so soon?

Researchers at Bid on Equipment set out to determine the best cities for those looking to escape the impending cold.

The team analyzed the 50 biggest cities in the U.S. by population, examining sunny day percentages, access to beach and parkland, and October temperature averages to figure out which cities provide an endless summer – and which to avoid if you're seeking the sun.

It should come as no surprise that the best cities for people looking to prolong their summer are all located in the southern U.S., with the majority in the Southwest. Las Vegas came out on top, with its arid climate and high percentage of sunny days. Arizona and California also dominate, with three cities each in the top 10.

Those looking to avoid the sun should consider the Midwest, which is home to more than half the worst cities for sun seekers. The Pacific Northwest also lives up to its cloudy and rainy stereotypes, with two cities on the list.

Best Cities for Sun Seekers
1. Las Vegas, NV
2. Tucson, AZ
3. Virginia Beach, VA
4. El Paso, TX
5. Phoenix, AZ
6. Mesa, AZ
7. San Diego, CA
8. Sacramento, CA
9. Long Beach, CA
10. Tampa, FL

Worst Cities for Sun Seekers
1. Columbus, OH
2. Indianapolis, IN
3. Louisville, KY
4. Philadelphia, PA
5. Chicago, IL
6. Detroit, MI
7. Milwaukee, WI
8. Portland, OR
9. Seattle, WA
10. New York City, NY

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