NY Is 2016’s 17th Best State For Summer Road Trips

east-harlem sliderWith 56 percent of summer travelers driving to their destination and gas prices having increased nearly 40 percent in the last four months.

The personal finance websites WalletHub and CardHub today released a pair of reports to help folks find savings along the way: 2016’s Best & Worst States for Summer Road Trips and 2016’s Best Gas Credit Cards.

WalletHub’s road-trip report compared the 50 U.S. states in terms of 21 relevant metrics that speak to each state’s suitability to summer travelers with a dual mandate of fun and frugality. The data set ranges from average gas prices to the quality of roads to the number of attractions.

New York as a Road-Trip Destination (1=Best; 25=Avg.):

  • 1st – Number of Attractions
  • 1st – Vehicle Miles Traveled per Capita
  • 4th – Car Thefts per Capita
  • 14th – Number of Scenic Byways
  • 11th – Driving Laws Rating
  • 8th – Number of Fatalities per 100 Million Vehicle Miles Traveled
  • 11th – Accommodation and Food Services Establishments per 1,000 Residents

Read the full report here:

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