WalletHub, the personal finance social media network, compared all 50 states to determine which offers the most enjoyment with the least damage to a traveler’s wallet. The variables considered include driving costs, lodging prices, traffic safety, weather and attractions.
Best States for Summer Road Trips
- New York
Worst States for Summer Road Trips
- New Jersey
- North Dakota
- West Virginia
Other interesting findings include:
- California has 22 more scenic byways than Connecticut.
- The prize of camping in Connecticut is double the price in Arizona.
- In Alabama, the price of a 3-star hotel is three times cheaper than in Hawaii.
- Massachusetts has three times fewer fatalities per 100 million vehicle miles traveled than West Virginia and South Carolina.
- Vermont has six times less car thefts per capita than California.
- Mississippi has 15 times less nightlife options per capita than in Nevada.
Check out all the state rankings here.
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