LAS VEGAS -- Road trip enthusiasts will find that Nevada is the nation’s sixth best destination this summer, according to an analysis released Monday by WalletHub.
The consumer information website ranked Nevada behind Oregon, Idaho, Minnesota, Utah and Washington.
WalletHub ranked Nevada first in the number of nightlife options per capita, third in the number of attractions, 11th in both driving laws and number of scenic byways, and 14th in vehicle miles traveled per capita.
The stated also rated 23rd in the lowest price of three-star hotel. But Nevada placed a lowly 41st in average gas prices, 47th in the difference between 75 degrees Fahrenheit and the historical average temperature for July 1 through Aug. 31, and 48th in car thefts per capita.
“Domestic and international travelers spent $621.4 billion on leisure travel in 2013,” John Kiernan wrote for WalletHub. “And in the previous year, nearly eight in 10, or 79 percent, of all domestic leisure trips were by car. Now, they’re at it again: 40 percent more Americans plan to take several summer vacations this year compared with 2013, and many of them will be on the road.”