It’s summertime and the living is, well in the top 10 percent as far as summer road trips are concerned. In fact, the folks at WalletHub say Washington is the fifth-best vacation state based on a formula including driving costs, lodging prices, traffic safety, weather and, of course, fun attractions for everyone. Oregon came in at No. 1.WalletHub is a personal finance social media network, and 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. The idea is to help road-trip vacationers budget accordingly and experience quality destinations without breaking the bank.

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

  • 10th – Number of Attractions
  • 27th – Lowest Price of 3-Star Hotel
  • 47th – Average Gas Prices
  • 3rd – Number of Nightlife Options per Capita
  • 7th – Vehicle Miles Traveled per Capita
  • 49th – Car Thefts per Capita
  • 6th – Number of Scenic Byways
  • 43rd – Difference Between the Historical Average Temperature for July 1st – August 31st & Ideal Temperature (75°)
  • 1st – Driving Laws Rating