Ready to hit the road? Florida ranks among best states for summer road trips

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TAMPA (WFLA) – Florida is the fifteenth-best state in the country for summer road trips, according to a WalletHub study.

According to the report, more than two-thirds of Americans plan to vacation this summer, and 59% of U.S. families say they are more likely to drive than fly.

The study evaluated 33 factors in three categories including cost, safety and the number of attractions or activities such as national parks, amusement parks, beaches, lakes and scenic drives.

New York topped the list as best state for a summer road trip this year, followed by Texas and Louisiana.

Source: WalletHub

The worst state to take a summer road trip to was Rhode Island. As America’s smallest state, you can drive across the whole thing and be home in time for lunch. It was followed by Delaware and Connecticut.

10 best summer road trip states in 2021: 

  • New York
  • Texas
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • North Carolina
  • Minnesota
  • Utah
  • Illinois
  • Michigan
  • Wisconsin

Top 10 worst states for summer 2021 road trips: 

  • Rhode Island
  • Delaware
  • Connecticut
  • Hawaii
  • Arkansas
  • Montana
  • Alabama
  • New Mexico
  • Mississippi
  • New Jersey

Louisiana was the cheapest road trip state, with the lowest average gas prices. Maine was the safest, although it didn’t make the top 10. California has the most stuff to do. Oregon had the most scenic byways.

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