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Connecticut hits dead end on summer road trip list

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Connecticut might as well have a "do not enter" sign up at its borders, if people believe a new summer road trip survey.

The personal finance website WalletHub ranked the state as the worst in the country for summer road trips.

Researchers gave Connecticut poor marks a number of categories.

  • 43rd in number of attractions
  • 30th in lowest price of three-star hotels
  • 38th in average gas prices
  • 39th in number of nightlife options per capita
  • 49th in number of scenic byways
  • 46th in lowest price of camping
  • 47th in average cost of car repairs
  • 45th in number of lodging units per 100,000 residents

WalletHub said it compared all 50 states across 21 summer travel-related metrics. They ranged from average gas prices and quality of roads to the number of attractions.

Oregon, Nevada and Utah were the top three best states.

Mississippi, Alaska and Connecticut rounded out the top 3.

Researchers said despite gas prices being lower than usual, filing up the tank for a long road trip can still be pretty pricey. In Connecticut, the average price for a gallon of regular gas is $2.45. Add in accommodations, activities and dining, it's a $600 billion expense for Americans each year.

To read the complete study, click here.

To see pictures of the other worst states for summer road trips on your mobile device, click here. 

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