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With more Americans hitting the road and gas prices approaching $4 per gallon this summer, the personal finance social media network WalletHub decided to follow up on its analysis of Best Gas Credit C

6/23/2014, 4:03 p.m.

With more Americans hitting the road and gas prices approaching $4 per gallon this summer, the personal finance social media network WalletHub decided to follow up on its analysis of Best Gas Credit Cards with a look at 2014's Best & Worst States for Summer Road Trips.

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. Below is a brief overview of our findings.

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

15th – Number of Attractions

19th – Lowest Price of 3-Star Hotel

39th – Average Gas Prices

17th – Number of Nightlife Options per Capita

20th – Vehicle Miles Traveled per Capita

20th – Car Thefts per Capita

7th – Number of Scenic Byways

18th – Difference Between the Historical Average Temperature for July 1st – August 31st & Ideal Temperature (75°)

11th – Driving Laws Rating

For the full report, please visit: http://wallethub.com/edu/best-worst-states-for-summer-road-trips/4648/