Florida Drops Out Of Top 10 For Best Road Trips

At least we're not Rhode Island

June 18, 2019
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I'm a big fan of road trips, especially road trips by yourself. I get it, it might get lonely, but you also have nobody to complain when you want to pull over to look at a particularly interesting pile of rocks. Some of my favorite road trips have involved piles of rocks.

So if you're looking to hit the road this summer, North Carolina seems to be #1 on the list.  I'm still not convinced that #2 Wyoming is even a real state. Ever been there? Ever met anybody from there?

This Friday is the first day of summer.  So the website Wallet Hub just released its annual list of the best and worst states to take a summer road trip.  They base it on 33 different metrics, like traffic, gas prices, number of attractions, quality of the roads, and the weather.  And this year, North Carolina took down Wyoming to snag the top spot.  Three new states also made the top ten:  Virginia in 4th, Oregon in 8th, and Wisconsin in 10th place. (Florida, Washington, and Colorado dropped out of the top ten.)

The top ten states to take a summer road trip in 2019 are: 
North Carolina
Wyoming
Minnesota
Virginia
Texas
New York
Louisiana
Oregon
Utah
Wisconsin. 

Rhode Island finished dead last again.  Because does driving through a state that's 37 miles wide even COUNT as a "road trip"?

The ten worst road trip states this year are: 
Rhode Island
Delaware
Connecticut
Hawaii
Arkansas 
Indiana
Kansas
Mississippi
Alabama
Montana. 

(Wallet Hub)