Best, worst states for summer road trips in 2022: report

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If you are planning to hit the road this summer but are not sure where to go, you might want to consider New York state. 

That is according to a report from WalletHub, which found the best and worst states for summer road trips in 2022. The Empire State was at the top of its list. 

For its report, WalletHub compared all 50 U.S. states based on 32 metrics in three categories: costs, safety and activities. 

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Aside from its overall ranking, WalletHub also found how states ranked based on specific metrics. 

For example, the report found that Georgia has the lowest average gas prices, while three states – Nevada, Hawaii and California – tied for the state with the highest average gas prices,

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Ohio was found to have the lowest average cost of car repairs, while California was found to have the highest. 

Mississippi had the lowest cost of camping while Illinois and California had the highest cost of camping. 

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WalletHub found that five states – Alaska, Hawaii, California, Florida and Washington – tied for the state with the highest percentage of total area designated as national parkland, while Illinois had the lowest percentage. 

Meanwhile, Oregon was found to have the most scenic byways, while Connecticut was found to have the fewest.

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To see the overall results, here are the best and worst states for summer road trips this year, according to WalletHub. 

Best state road trip destinations this summer

New York state was found to be the best road trip destination in 2022, according to WalletHub. Albany, New York, is pictured.  (iStock)

1. New York

2. Minnesota

3. Texas

4. Louisiana

5. Maine

6. Ohio

7. North Carolina

8. Idaho

9. Florida

10. Wyoming

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Worst state road trip destinations this summer

Rhode Island was found to be the worst road trip destination in 2022, according to WalletHub. Providence, Rhode Island, is pictured.  (iStock / iStock)

41. West Virginia

42. New Hampshire

43. Maryland

44. Oregon

45. New Jersey

46. Arkansas

47. Montana

48. Delaware

49. Connecticut

50. Rhode Island

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