Obviously this is no shock to us. And we should also be clear that the ranking here was not #1 on the Best Summers list, but actually #50 on the Most Miserable Summers list.
According to an article by Thrillist, Washington was named the least miserable place to be in the summer months! Summer in Washington is like waking up to warm hug every morning. It's definitely too brief, but boy is it worth it.
Here's what Thrillist said:
"Imagine the clouds breaking after a long storm. The landscape seems to brighten and bloom instantly, the sun gently warming you up as you step outside and take a stroll along the scenic waterfronts with equally scenic forests competing for your attention, the cool breeze in your face pairing nicely with the perfectly hopped beer and impossibly delicious artisanal ice cream you’re double fisting (and somehow they taste good together)! Now imagine that feeling drawn out over a period of several months. That’s summer in Washington."
I don't think think I could have set the scene any better.
If you are wondering about my opinion - and I'm sure you all are - I have to agree. Around this time last year I ventured to New York to visit my best gal pal who moved out there two years ago; the humidity was otherworldly and I could barely do any sightseeing because I was SO HOT. New York in July is maybe my worst nightmare, although interestingly enough it sits at the number 30 spot on the list.
As for the number one spot, Mississippi was deemed the most miserable place in the summer months.
For the entire list, visit Thrillist's breakdown online, AND - Happy, happy, summer.