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June 20, 2017

The Jersey Shore. Liberty State Park. Ellis Island. The Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. Six Flags Great Adventure. The Paterson Great Falls … We don’t know whether the folks at WalletHub need to clean their windshield or open their eyes, but we are gobsmacked by our rock-bottom ranking for summer tourist attractions in its 2017 Best and Worst States for Summer Road Trips.

Garden State residents looking to salvage some pride can take some slight solace in the state’s overall ranking of 42, which put it right between Montana and Kansas.

According to the methodology, WalletHub’s data team compared the 50 U.S. states in terms of 22 key indicators of a fun and frugal summer road trip. The data set ranges from average gas prices to the quality of roads to the number of attractions.

Perhaps native-born jazz genius John Pizzarelli sang it best.

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