According to a new report released by WalletHub, Kansas is ranked the 8th worst state for summer road trips, coming in at number 43 on the list.
WalletHub 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.
This is how Kansas ranked against other states (1-best; 25-average):
- 39th – Number of attractions
- 21st – Lowest price of three start hotel
- 46th – Nightlife options per capita
- 33rd – Vehicle miles traveled per capita
- 35th – Car thefts per capita
- 34th – Access to scenic byways
- 25th– Lowest price of camping
- 24th – Fatalities per 100 million vehicle miles traveled
Overall cost for summer travelers ranked 24th for Kansas, safety ranks 14th, and activities for travelers came in at 49th.
Neighboring states rank compared to Kansas (43): Missouri – 35; Oklahoma – 37; Nebraska – 19; Colorado – 10.