The best states for summer road trips are:

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, judging the 50 states on 33 key metrics for road trips, in areas of costs, safety and activities. With all that in mind, North Carolina tops the list for summer road trips, scoring a 57.57 out of 100 and landing in the Top Ten for both cost and activities.

If keeping costs down is of a particular concern to you, stick to Wyoming, which is tops in that area, although second overall. And when it comes to activities, California is number one, although overall it actually lands pretty low at 33. 

Top Ten Best States For Summer Road Trips

  1. North Carolina
  2. Wyoming
  3. Minnesota
  4. Virginia
  5. Texas
  6. New York
  7. Louisiana
  8. Oregon
  9. Utah
  10. Wisconsin 

On the other end of the spectrum, Rhode Island ranks last for summer road trips, scoring a 39.02, and landing in the bottom ten for costs and activities.

Ten Worst States for Summer Road Trips

  1. Rhode Island
  2. Delaware
  3. Connecticut
  4. Hawaii
  5. Arkansas
  6. Indiana
  7. Kansas
  8. Mississippi
  9. Alabama
  10. Montana 

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