*LIST* The Best (And Worst) States For Summer Road Trips


Summer’s here, which means plenty of people will be getting into their cars and heading out on a summer road trip. So, where are the best places to go if you want to get away in your vehicle?

  • Well, WalletHub has just come out with their list of the Best & Worst States for Summer Road Trips.
  • They judged the 50 states on 32 key metrics for road trips, in areas of costs, safety and activities.
  • With all that in mind, New York is the best state for summer road trips, scoring a 58.05 out of 100.
  • New York lands at three for activities, and seven for safety, although it isn’t cheap, landing at 37 for cost.
  • Mississippi is tops for cost, while Maine, fifth overall, is best for safety and California is best for activities. 

Top Ten Best States For Summer Road Trips

  1. New York
  2. Minnesota
  3. Texas
  4. Louisiana
  5. Maine
  6. Ohio
  7. North Carolina
  8. Idaho
  9. Florida
  10. Wyoming 
  • On the other end of the spectrum, Rhode Island ranks dead last for summer road trips, scoring a 36.95, and landing in the bottom ten for both costs and activities.

Ten Worst States for Summer Road Trips

  1. Rhode Island
  2. Connecticut
  3. Delaware
  4. Montana
  5. Arkansas
  6. New Jersey
  7. Oregon
  8. Maryland
  9. New Hampshire
  10. West Virginia

Click here to see where your state falls on the list.

Source: WalletHub 


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