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Oregon Ranks No. 1 for Best Summer Road Trips

Jun 24, 2014 11:12AM ● By 16560
In honor of our boarding pass selection for July -- Portland -- we are highlighting this year's best states for summer road trips. 

As more Americans hit the road this summer, the personal finance social media network WalletHub decided to follow up with a look at 2014's Best & Worst States for Summer Road Trips.

WalletHub compared each of the 50 states to determine which state offers the most enjoyment and the least damage to one’s wallet. 

In the study, the company considered various conditions that can affect travelers on the road, including driving costs, lodging prices, traffic safety, weather and, of course, fun attractions for everyone. 

By doing so, road-trip vacationers can budget accordingly and experience quality destinations without breaking the bank. Below is a brief overview of our findings.

Coming in at No. 1 is Oregon. Our July travel selection is Portland, which is the largest city in Oregon.

Like the well-known Texas city of Austin, Portland is known for its liberal political views, endless amount of outdoor activities (walking, biking, hiking, you name it) and quirky boutiques and coffee shops. Unlike Austin, Portland is situated in the Pacific Northwest, one of the most beautiful stretches of land in the country. Its lush greenery mixed with urban landscape, proximity to both the coast and Mount Hood and the fact that it sits near the merging of the Columbia and Willamette rivers make it a prime destination for tourists. Oh, and it offers tax-free shopping and is home to the world-famous Voodoo Doughnuts. Need we say more?

Be sure to check back for the full write up.

And for those that are curious. Texas ranked No. 29 as the best state to take a road trip.