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.
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.
There are tons of places to hike around the world — possibly even dozen of options just miles from where you currently sit. But some hiking destinations are better than others. Here are a few that will be entirely unforgettable — along with some of the best ways to see them.
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