Study: Delaware Ranks At The Bottom On The List For Summer Road Trips

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Summer is the perfect time to hit the open road: School’s out, the weather’s warm, and the possibilities are endless. The only dilemmas? Deciding on a destination and somehow affording everything you want to pack into your itinerary.

Gas prices might be one thing to worry about. They’ve recently spiked due to rising oil costs, and were 31% higher this Memorial Day than last year. On top of that, you’ll need to consider accommodations, activities and dining. All of these certainly contribute to the more than $718 billion we spend on leisure travel each year.

None of the expense and hassle, however, seems to discourage Americans from traveling. In fact, 64 percent of families traveling this summer still plan to take road trips, according to AAA.

With road warriors in mind, WalletHub compared the 50 U.S. states based on 31 key metrics to find the most fun, scenic and wallet-friendly road-trip destinations — plus those that’ll have travelers pulling a quick U-turn. Their data set ranges from the number of attractions to road conditions to costs. Read on for the full ranking, their methodology and expert road-trip advice.

1 Wyoming
2 North Carolina
3 Minnesota
4 Texas
5 Florida
6 Louisiana
7 Washington
8 New York
9 Utah
10 Colorado
11 Oregon
12 California
13 Illinois
14 Virginia
15 South Dakota
16 Maine
17 Nebraska
18 Georgia
19 Michigan
20 Nevada
21 Arizona
22 Wisconsin
23 Ohio
24 New Hampshire
25 Massachusetts
26 Pennsylvania
27 Idaho
28 Tennessee
29 South Carolina
30 New Jersey
31 North Dakota
32 Vermont
33 Maryland
34 Missouri
35 Iowa
36 West Virginia
37 Oklahoma
38 Mississippi
39 Montana
40 Arkansas
41 Alabama
42 Kansas
43 Alaska
44 Kentucky
45 Indiana
46 New Mexico
47 Hawaii
48 Delaware
49 Connecticut
50 Rhode Island

Source: Wallet Hub

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