Connecticut ranks poorly for summer road trips


Trying to figure out where to spend your summer vacation road tripping? Well, according to WalletHub, you should probably high-tail it out of The Nutmeg State. We ranked near the bottom of all 50 states when trying to track down the best spot in the nation to hit the highway. And here’s how they explain their findings:

“Using 21 key metrics, WalletHub compared each of the 50 states to determine which state offers the most enjoyment and the least damage to one’s wallet. In our study, we considered various conditions that can affect travelers on the road, including driving costs, lodging prices, traffic safety, weather and, of course, fun attractions for everyone. By doing so, road-trip vacationers can budget accordingly and experience quality destinations without breaking the bank.”

With those factors in mind, the state of Oregon was ranked at the best state for a summer road trip, while Connecticut found itself in the bottom 10 of 50 for best road tripping states:

Wondering what it was that made us rank so low on the list? Here’s how Connecticut was ranked for a variety of different factors, according to WalletHub:

Connecticut as a Road-Trip Destination (1=best)

  • 37th – Number of Attractions
  • 21st – Lowest Price of 3-Star Hotel
  • 45th – Average Gas Prices
  • 39th – Number of Nightlife Options per Capita
  • 9th – Vehicle Miles Traveled per Capita
  • 23rd – Car Thefts per Capita
  • 49th – Number of Scenic Byways
  • 2nd – Difference Between the Historical Average Temperature for July 1st – August 31st & Ideal Temperature (75°)
  • 11th – Driving Laws Rating


Maggie Gordon