2021’s best states for a summer road trip

Travel
Road trip. Getty Images

Road trip. Getty Images

HOUSTON (CW39) An annual study on the best states for a summer road trip just came out.  And America’s SMALLEST state ranked last, which makes sense, because you can drive across the whole thing and be home in time for lunch.

The study looks at 33 different factors in three categories: 

  • Cost
  • Safety
  • Number of attractions or activities … like national parks, amusement parks, beaches, lakes, and scenic drives.

The best state for a summer road trip this year turned out to be New York. The worst state is Rhode Island.

The ten best summer road trip states in 2021 are: 

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

The WORST states for summer 2021 road trips are: 

  • Rhode Island
  • Delaware
  • Connecticut
  • Hawaii
  • Arkansas

Louisiana is the cheapest road trip state. Maine is the safest, yet didn’t make the top ten. California has the most stuff to do.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

LATEST VIDEO

NEW REPORT - Wuhan Lab Leak Theory

Star Harvey 7day

NO WAIT WEATHER + TRAFFIC

Simone Biles wins Bronze on Beam - Sharron Melton, Hannah Trippett

Storms stall out along coastline - Carrigan Chauvin

President Biden to address COVID-19 battle Tuesday

City of Houston mask mandate - Sharron Melton

NO WAIT WEATHER + TRAFFIC

Tropics and Saharan Dust - Adam Krueger

TEMP OUTLOOK FOR AUGUST

Joseph Dames, Portland, OR on CW39 08022021 730am

Space Travel, SpaceX tourism - Sharron Melton

Athletic weather temperatures - Carrigan Chauvin

Dangerous fire weather southern California

Vaccine gift cards, Infrastructure bill latest - Sharron Melton

Simone Biles to return for balance beam finals

Rain chances in 7-Day forecast - Star Harvey

Rare cold front ahead - Adam Krueger, Carrigan Chauvin

Tropics, Sahara dust, Tokyo weather forecast - Adam Krueger

Gov. Abbott bans vaccine requirements - Sharron Melton

Popular

NO WAIT WEATHER + TRAFFIC

More NO WAIT WEATHER + TRAFFIC

Countdown to end of hurricane season


Days

Hours

Minutes

Seconds

ZIP RECRUITER

Don't Miss