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WalletHub: New Jersey is 2022’s 6th worst state for summer road trips

NEW JERSEY – New Jersey is 2022’s 6th worst state for summer road trips, according to a study done by WalletHub.

With nearly 80% of U.S. adults saying they will take some sort of road trip this summer, the personal-finance website WalletHub Wednesday released its report on 2022’s Best & Worst States for Summer Road Trips.

To help travelers plan a fun and wallet-friendly road trip, WalletHub compared the 50 U.S. states based on 32 key metrics. The data set ranges from the number of attractions to road conditions to costs.

WalletHub’s road trip report found that New Jersey ranks 45th nationally for summer driving, and you can find out why below.

Road Tripping in New Jersey (1=Best; 25=Avg.):

  • 50th – Number of Attractions
  • 28th – Lowest Price of Three-Star Hotel Room
  • 38th – Avg. Gas Prices
  • 49th – Nightlife Options per Capita
  • 43rd – Access to Scenic Byways
  • 40th – Lowest Price of Camping

Source: WalletHub

Here are the top 5 best states for summer road trips:

  1. New York
  2. Minnesota
  3. Texas
  4. Louisiana
  5. Maine
Here are the top 5 worst states for summer road trips
  1. Rhode Island
  2. Connecticut
  3. Delaware
  4. Montana
  5. Arkansas

For the full report, click here.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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