Is Oregon #1 because the 9th largest state only has four million people living here? Is it because not many people visit and those that do are camping in the woods? Whatever the reasons, this WalletHub’s reports makes an interesting read – smile./ed
With 79 percent of summer travelers driving to their destination and this summer possibly being the cheapest for gas since 2005, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released a pair of reports to help folks find savings along the way: 2017’s Best & Worst States for Summer Road Trips and Best Gas Credit Cards.
WalletHub’s data team compared the 50 U.S. states in terms of 22 key indicators of a fun and frugal summer road trip. The data set ranges from average gas prices to the quality of roads to the number of attractions.
Road Tripping in Oregon (1=Best; 25=Avg.):
11th – Number of Attractions
5th – Nightlife Options per Capita
12th – Vehicle Miles Traveled per Capita
1st – Access to Scenic Byways
13th – Lowest Price of Camping
1st – Driving Laws Rating
30th – Fatalities per 100 Million Vehicle Miles Traveled
For the full report, please visit:
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