Okay okay, hear us out. We know NYC itself is the most congested city in the U.S. and, clearly, the worst city for driving in general, but once you make it through the (seemingly endless) city traffic, New York is a pretty great place to take a road trip–and this study just proved it!
WalletHub recently compared all 50 U.S. states to try to find the most fun, scenic, and wallet-friendly road-trip destinations, and New York came in second overall!
The study was based on 32 key metrics, with data ranging from the number of attractions and activities to road conditions and safety to costs. Each metric was graded on a 100-point scale, and then each state’s weighted average across all metrics was used to calculate its overall score.
And, as it turns out, no state scored a 61 or above.
As for New York, we scored a 58.72, just 1.61 points less than Texas.
The endless activities there are to do in New York seem to be what helped us out the most in our ranking, being we came in third place for that metric–the amount of zoos, aquariums, and museums–all popular roadtrip destinations–in NYC alone are sure to play into that.
That’s to say we’re definitely not surprised we came in second place and only means one thing–it’s time to gas up our cars!
The full ranking can be found here.