Gas prices are down to one of their lowest levels in years – this summer may become the cheapest to fill up since 2005.
If you live in North Carolina, this is especially good news, as our state has just been ranked the 4th best state in America for Summer road trips, according to WalleHub.
The site compared all 50 states across three key dimensions; costs, safety, and activities, using 22 relevant metrics. The Tar Heel State narrowly lost to Washington (#3), Utah (#2), and Oregon (#1). Our sister state of South Carolina came in at #22 overall (ranked #1 for the lowest average gas price):
One of North Carolina’s biggest ranking boosts was in the ‘scenic byways’ category where we ranked #1 – the Blue Ridge Parkway and our Outer Banks simply can’t be matched (check out the ‘Backroads of North Carolina Guide‘ to plan the ultimate scenic trip).
Some of our other high marks included;
8th – Lowest Price of Three-Star Hotel
12th – Avg. Gas Prices
14th – Car Thefts per Capita
4th – Access to Scenic Byways
10th – Lowest Price of Camping
6th – Driving Laws Rating
Do you agree with the rankings?