WYO Ranked Among Top 10 States For Summer Road Trips
It's summer time, and for many of us, that means loading the family into the car and hitting the highway. Luckily, Wyoming is one of the best places in the country to make a summer road trip.
According to the new Wallet Hub study 2015's Best and Worst States for Summer Road Trips, the low cost of lodging and access to scenic byways makes Wyoming the 7th best state for car travel.
The study analyzed several factors, including road conditions, traffic, weather, attractions, gas prices, lodging, camping, cost of car repairs, auto theft rates and proximity to national parks.
Wyoming finished with the fourth lowest costs for driving and lodging in the nation, including the second lowest average price for campsites. Wyoming also ranked in the top 10 for road conditions and safety. Then, of course, there's the majestic mountain ranges, Yellowstone and the Tetons.
Only Oregon, Nevada, Minnesota, Washington, Ohio and Utah ranked ahead of Wyoming. Colorado finished just behind the Cowboy State in 8th place. Nebraska, Montana and South Dakota came in 15th, 40th and 46th, respectively.
Connecticut was ranked as the worst state for summer road trips. North Dakota, Delaware, Mississippi and South Dakota round out the bottom five. Click here for the full report.