USA July 02, 2018
These Are The Best (And Worst) States In The U.S. For A Summer Road Trip
Now that school’s out and summer has officially arrived, many Americans are beginning to pack their bags and hit the road for a seasonal road trip. If you’re tired of all your go-to spots, you might want to take a look at
WalletHub’s latest findings. Declaring the best and worst states to take a road trip to this summer, WalletHub compared all 50 states on a number of metrics and scales, focusing on things like activities offered, safety, and cost for each area.
To find out which states we recommend visiting this summer by car, keep scrolling to find out more.
According to WalletHub, the best state for a summer road trip in 2018 is... Wyoming!
According to WalletHub, there’s no better state than Wyoming to take a road trip to this summer. The finance site showcased that Wyoming was the most affordable state for a road trip, also Wyoming was ranked 19th for safety and 22nd for activities offered.
Other notable mentions for the best of America’s best include the state of Minnesota, which was ranked first for safety, while California came in first for activities. With each state having something different to offer, Mississippi had the lowest average gas prices, Michigan had the lowest average for cost of car repairs, Vermont had the fewest car thefts per capita, and California and North Carolina tied for first with the most scenic byways.
Top 10 Summer Road trip Destinations:
2. North Carolina
8. New York
And the worst state to take a road trip to this summer? Rhode Island.
Now onto the not-so-fun rankings - the worst of the worst. According to WalletHub, the one state you won’t want to plan a summer road trip around is Rhode Island. Rhode Island was ranked 48th for cost, 49th for activities, but 6th for safety. When it came to the bottom, Hawaii was ranked 50th for cost, South Carolina was ranked 50th for safety, and Vermont was ranked 50th for activities.
Wondering what other states found themselves at the bottom of these lists? Nevada was said to have the highest average for gas prices, Montana is said to have the highest average cost of car repairs, Utah has the highest prices for camping, Alaska has the most car thefts and both Michigan and Tennessee tied for having the fewest scenic byways.
Bottom 10 Summer Road Trip Destinations:
50. Rhode Island
46. New Mexico
To check out the full 2018 report by WalletHub, click here.
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