With 79 percent of summer travelers driving to their destination and this summer possibly being the cheapest for gas since 2005, the personal-finance website WalletHub has released a report on the best and worst states for summer road trips.
The company compared the 50 U.S. states in terms of 22 key indicators of a fun and frugal summer road trip. The data set ranges from average gas prices to the quality of roads to the number of attractions.
With 1 being the best and 25th average, North Carolina scored 4th best in the nation for access to scenic byways, 8th best for the lowest price of a three-star hotel, and 6th for driving law ratings.
The Tarheel State also ranked:
21st – Number of Attractions
12th – Avg. Gas Prices
14th – Car Thefts per Capita
10th – Lowest Price of Camping
29th – Fatalities per 100 Million Vehicle Miles Traveled