7 Best Summer Road Trip Destinations

by Holly Riddle

Jun 24, 2019
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  • According to AAA, 53 percent of traveling families plan to take a road trip this season. If you’re among them, here are the seven best summer road trip destinations as determined via WalletHub data on aspects such as road conditions and gas prices. © Alptraum | Dreamstime.com
  • Louisiana’s low gas prices make it an attractive road trip destination, but it also offers plenty in the way of fantastic food, unique culture and natural attractions, both within and outside New Orleans. © Shane Adams | Dreamstime.com
  • New York provides travelers an abundance of natural beauty and fun activities, from the Hudson Valley to the Finger Lakes. The state also boasts the fewest car thefts per capita, leaving you with one less thing to worry about. © Mihai Andritoiu | Dreamstime.com
  • Texas is worth a road trip by itself, let alone a spot on your itinerary as your final destination. From Dallas to San Antonio, Houston to El Paso, the sights, sounds and smells of Texas are only outdone by the wide-open spaces. © Kan1234 | Dreamstime.com
  • If you plan to camp during your road trip, Virginia is the place. Not only does it boast excellent campgrounds, but it also offers some of the lowest camping prices in the country. © Cynthia Mccrary | Dreamstime.com
  • The Land of 10,000 Lakes awaits. Minnesota is filled with fun for nature lovers, including great spots to hike, camp and get out on the water. The Midwest destination is budget-friendly, with plenteous free attractions. © Ed8563 | Dreamstime.com
  • For some of the most picturesque hiking in the world, head to Wyoming. A stop on many a road trip, Yellowstone National Park is a destination in and of itself. Wyoming also provides the lowest camping prices in the country. © Kalyan V. Srinivas | Dreamstime.com
  • From the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Outer Banks, you can’t go wrong with a North Carolina road trip. The vast scenery, unique small towns, fun summer festivals and more earned this state its ranking as best summer road trip destination. © Daveallenphoto | Dreamstime.com


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