NC Ranks 4th Best In Nation For Scenic Road Trips

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