There are many places to visit and vacation throughout the U.S. With Summer on its way, you can explore anything from scenic areas to heading away to catch a sports game. But what is the best state to vacation this Summer?
Recently, the research team Gambling.com revealed the top U.S. states to vacation this summer. They analyzed five different data points which include accommodation availability, accommodation affordability, crime rates, average sunshine, and number of attractions.
Where did Michigan rank?
Michigan is the 18th best state to vacation in this summer. Overall, its Summer Vacation Score out of 100 is 55.1. When it comes to the average sunshine score, the mitten falls low at 28.5. Seeing that the winters are long and often cloudy, it makes sense. The state ranked below Mississippi and above Kansas.
The Great Lakes State offers an abundance of recreational activities, such as fishing, hiking, camping, and other activities. It also has plenty of historical sites and scenic views.
Who made number one?
When all the different factors are considered, Virginia is the best state to vacation in this summer.
In any of the categories analyzed, it performed well across all five. Particularly in terms of crime rate, accommodation availability, and number of attractions. This all culminated in a Summer Vacation Score of 68.6 out of 100.
See where other states ranked by checking out the full list here.
Michigan: Our 1 Mile Freeway + More Fun Facts About Our Roads
There are some strange and peculiar roads around the world which can often make driving an… interesting experience. While many roads are bland, Michigan has some unique roads. And many of those roads have some interesting history.
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration, the oldest constructed roads discovered to date are in former Mesopotamia, now known as Iraq. These stone-paved streets date back to about 4000 B.C. in the Mesopotamia cities of Ur and Babylon.
Here in Amercia, the State Highway Department was created in 1905. In the early 1900s, lcoal leaders, including Horatio S. “Good Roads” Earle and Frank F. Rogers, saw a pressing need to get Michigan out of the mud.
Over time, they accomplished the first mile of concrete highway built, first painted centerline, first roadside park, and the first four-way red/yellow/green electric traffic light built on a solid foundation for a sustainable transportation system in Michigan. The demand for paved roads rose with the use of wheeled vehicles.
When it comes to Michigan’s roads and highways, there are many facts. Most Michiganders would find some of these quite surprising. The Michigan Department of Transportation has compiled a list of facts about the roads and highways in Michigan. With facts about Michigan’s first road map, first four lane road, and others. But which facts do some Michiganders not know about?
Here are 8 Michigan road facts you probably didn’t know about.