Top 10 States for a Summer Road Trip

Looking for a summer road trip that delivers bang for your buck? To find out which states offer the best summer road trip experience, the folks at WalletHub.com looked at 20 key metrics, including average gas and lodging prices, number of scenic byways, overall quality of roads, and number of attractions. After crunching the numbers, they say these are the top 10 states for a road trip this summer.

01 of 10

Oregon

Crater Lake
Travel Oregon

No. 2 for fun and scenic attractions
No. 3 (tie) for most scenic byways
No. 5 for road conditions and safety

02 of 10

Nevada

Hoover Dam
Wikimedia Commons

No. 1 for lowest price of camping
No. 3 for fun and scenic attractions
No. 10 for driving and lodging costs

03 of 10

Utah

ZionNationalPark.jpg
National Park Service

No. 3 (tie) for most scenic byways
No. 7 for fun and scenic attractions
No. 8 for road conditions and safety

04 of 10

North Carolina

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Currituck Beach Lighthouse

No. 1 (tie) for most scenic byways
No. 6 for fun and scenic attractions
No. 13 for driving and lodging costs

Continue to 5 of 10 below.
05 of 10

Minnesota

Boundary Water Canoe Area Wilderness
U.S. Forest Service

No. 2 for road conditions and safety
No. 20 for fun and scenic attractions
No. 27 for driving and lodging costs

06 of 10

Washington

Mount Rainier
Experience Washington

No. 4 for fun and scenic attractions
No. 12 for road conditions and safety
No. 42 for driving and lodging costs

07 of 10

Idaho

Craters of the Moon National Monument
National Park Service

No. 2 for lowest price of camping
No. 5 for most scenic byways
No. 12 for fun and scenic attractions

08 of 10

Colorado

Chimney Rock
Colorado Tourism

No. 15 for fun and scenic attractions
No. 20 for road conditions and safety
No. 21 for driving and lodging costs

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09 of 10

Louisiana

Natchitoches, Louisiana
Philip Gould/Getty Images

No. 2 for driving and lodging costs
No. 14 for fun and scenic attractions
No. 43 for road conditions and safety

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Vermont

Vermont Road Trip with Covered Bridge
Buddy Mays/Getty Images

No. 1 for road conditions and safety
No. 29 for fun and scenic attractions
No. 37 for driving and lodging costs

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