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Going on a road trip? You'll probably end up in Oregon

TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO - Oregon's Mount Hood could be one reason the state was named the No. 1 destination for road trips this summer by the online financial service WalletHub.America is going on a road trip this summer, and guess where it will end up? Right here in Oregon.

That’s according to a new WalletHub survey that says Oregon is the No. 1 destination for a summer road trip.

No. 2 on the list is Nevada, followed by Utah. Washington is No. 6. California is No. 22.

The top 10 road trip destinations this summer are:

• Oregon

• Nevada

• Utah

• North Carolina

• Minnesota

• Washington

• Idaho

• Colorado

• Louisiana

• Vermont

WalletHub, an online financial adviser service, does surveys on all kinds of issues. It is owned by Evolution Finance Inc. of Washington, D.C.

For the road trip survey, WalletHub compared the 50 states using nearly two dozen metrics focused on three areas: driving and lodging costs; road conditions and safety; and, fun and scenic attractions.

According to WalletHub, about 77 percent of Americans plan to hit the road this summer.

In addition to being the No. 1 destination, Oregon is tied for third (with Utah) for most scenic byways.

Check out the survey: wallethub.com/edu/best-worst-states-for-summer-road-trips/4648/#