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Since consumer demand for gas hit an all-time high earlier this month and gas prices continue to creep upward, a personal finance website released its list of the best and worst states for summer road trips. ranked Connecticut as the second worst state for such a trip.

The site compared the 50 U.S. states among 31 categories, including number of attractions and road condition costs.

Here's why Connecticut's ranking was so poor: 40th in number of attractions 25th in average gas prices 42nd in nightlife options per capita 23rd in car thefts per capita 46th in access to scenic byways 47th in lowest prices of campingOnly Rhode Island ranked worse than Connecticut.

See the complete top 10 here.

The top three best states included Wyoming, North Carolina and Minnesota.

Source: WalletHub

Despite the increase in prices, AAA still says that 64 percent of families plan to take a summer road trip this year.

Read the complete results of the study on WalletHub's website here.

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