Driving can be a joy and simultaneously a real pain in the neck!  Whether you love it or can barely tolerate it, driving is the primary mode of transportation individuals use to get from one place to another.

Driving provides us all with a sense of freedom. The open road is filled with endless possibilities for summer adventures. However, annoying traffic jams could put a dent in your summer driving plans. Wouldn't it be nice if there was a state with limited traffic issues to make your summer road trip perfect? Oh wait...there are some states that fit this description!

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Our friends at WalletHub just released a new survey that shows the "Best and Worst States for Summer Road Trips." Based on WalletHub's results, there is one Midwestern state that made the top ten list. Before you say South Dakota...it's not our state. In fact, South Dakota was not even identified as one of the ten best summer road trip states.

WalletHub's data "from the number of attractions to road conditions to costs." This summer alone 80% of American adults plan to take a summer road trip this year. Clearly, people are very eager to travel!

The best states for summer road trips throughout the United States include:

  1. Texas
  2. New York
  3. North Carolina
  4. Ohio
  5. Idaho
  6. Louisana
  7. Flordia
  8. Wyoming
  9. Minnesota 
  10. Maine

Some of the worst states for summer road trips include Montana, Hawaii, Connecticut, Delaware, and Rhode Island.

So where do South Dakota and Iowa land on the "Best and Worst States for Summer Road Trips" list from WalletHub? They are somewhere in the middle. Iowa is 21st while South Dakota is 23rd on the Best and Worst States for Summer Road Trips. The state of Iowa is known to have some of the lowest cost in car repairs in the country.

If you need a little weekend getaway, it looks like you can't go wrong with a road trip around South Dakota, Minnesota, or Iowa!

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