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Hit the road: Texas ranks second best for summer road tripping

Texas has the fourth-most attractions of any other state for road tripping fun. (CGP Grey/Flickr)

Flights may be in high demand, but just as many people are taking to the road as they look for their first post-COVID vacation this summer.

For those in Texas, road-tripping may be easier than you'd think: the state was ranked second-best for road-tripping this summer in a WalletHub study. According to the personal finance site, over two-thirds of people in the U.S. are taking a vacation this summer, and 59% of people said they'd rather drive than fly.

Based on 33 key metrics, Texas was just behind New York as the best state to road trip through.

With the fourth-most attractions, third-lowest gas prices and ninth-lowest cost, Texas's sprawling countryside provides more bang-for-your-buck journeying through the Lone Star State. It was also found to have the most restaurants per capita of any other state in a previous WalletHub study.

With the fourth-most attractions, road trippers are bound to find something to see from West Texas' desert beauty to South Padre Island's esteemed beaches. Just make sure to bring a friend: the state ranked 34th in overall safety.

From camping to city hopping, Texas is packed with natural wonders and modern fun sure to entertain any vacation planners as the summer heats up.


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