2017’s Best States For Summer Road Trips

WALLETHUB News:
 
With 79 percent of summer travelers driving to their destination and this summer possibly being the cheapest for gas since 2005, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released a pair of reports to help folks find savings along the way: 2017’s Best & Worst States for Summer Road Trips and Best Gas Credit Cards.
 
WalletHub’s data team compared the 50 U.S. states in terms of 22 key indicators of a fun and frugal summer road trip. The data set ranges from average gas prices to the quality of roads to the number of attractions.

 
 
Best States for Summer Road Trips

 

 
Worst States for Summer Road Trips
 
1
Oregon
 
41
Montana
 
2
Utah
 
42
New Jersey
 
3
Washington
 
43
Kansas
 
4
North Carolina
 
44
Arkansas
 
5
Louisiana
 
45
Delaware
 
6
Texas
 
46
North Dakota
 
7
Nevada
 
47
Pennsylvania
 
8
Minnesota
 
48
Mississippi
 
9
California
 
49
Rhode Island
 
10
Colorado
 
50
Connecticut
 
Best vs. Worst
  • California has the highest number of scenic byways, 66, which is 22 times higher than in Connecticut and Delaware, the states with the lowest at three each.
  • Nevada has the lowest daily price for camping, $25.67, which is 2.6 times lower than in Rhode Island, the state with the highest at $67.
  • Florida has the lowest price for a three-star hotel room, $52, which is 3.2 times lower than in New Hampshire, the state with the highest at $165.67.
  • Vermont has the lowest number of car thefts per 1,000 residents, 0.28, which is 15.6 times lower than in California, the state with the highest at 4.37.
To view the full report and your state’s rank, please visit: https://wallethub.com/edu/best-worst-states-for-summer-road-trips/4648/
 
For the complete list of 2017’s Best Gas Credit Cards, please visit: https://wallethub.com/best-gas-credit-cards/
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