Maryland is 2022’s 8th Worst State for Summer Road Trips, According to Study

by MCS Staff

With nearly 80% of U.S. adults saying they will take some sort of road trip this summer, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2022’s Best & Worst States for Summer Road Trips. Their road trip report found that Maryland ranks 43rd nationally for summer driving, which puts our state at the 8th worst, and you can read more about why below.

Per the article, “Deciding to take a trip is the easy part, though. Picking a destination and affording everything you want to pack into your itinerary is harder. Gas prices might be one thing to worry about, for example. They’ve been growing this year, with the national average at over $4 per gallon now. On top of that, you’ll need to consider accommodations, activities and dining. All of these certainly contribute to the more than $751 billion we spend on leisure travel each year.”

To help travelers plan a fun and wallet-friendly road trip, WalletHub compared the 50 U.S. states based on 32 key metrics. The data set ranges from the number of attractions to road conditions to costs.

Road Tripping in Maryland (1=Best; 25=Avg.):

  • 24th – Number of Attractions
  • 43rd – Lowest Price of Three-Star Hotel Room
  • 37th – Avg. Gas Prices
  • 22nd – Nightlife Options per Capita
  • 17th – Car Thefts per Capita
  • 17th – Access to Scenic Byways
  • 38th – Lowest Price of Camping



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