Texas Named One of Best States for Summer Road Trips
If you're looking to take a road trip this summer and live in the state of Texas, you're in luck. We have one of the best states for summer road trips. WalletHub recently ranked all the states from best to worst in regards to road trips. Here is the full list:
- New York
- North Carolina
- New Hampshire
- North Dakota
- West Virginia
- South Dakota
- South Carolina
- New Jersey
- NEW MEXICO
- Rhode Island
So what are the criteria that put Texas toward the top of the list?
- Lowest average gas prices. Texas comes in 3rd behind Louisiana and Mississippi
Aaannnddd, that was it. That's the only criteria that Texas made the top 5 in. But here are the other criteria that were used to make this list.
- Lowest average cost of car repairs
- Lowest price of camping
- Fewest car thefts per capita
- Highest percent of total area designated as national parkland
- Most scenic byways
One of the main aspects of road trips for me has to do with the kind of weather you're going to run into while on the road. Texas during the summer usually has pretty decent weather. Although you will run into the occasional thunderstorm which can be a pain and there will also be a dust storm every now and then. My wife and I just made the trip to Austin this past weekend and we ran into a few patches on the way back to El Paso where visibility wasn't the best. It wasn't bad enough to get us to pull over, but there were a couple of times it felt like it might get to that.
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