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GasBuddy Reveals the Top 5 Pit Stops on the 5 Most Popular US Road Trip Routes


With college students and families cruising the nation’s highways for spring break, GasBuddy has partnered with USA TODAY to reveal the top rated gas station stops along popular road trip routes throughout the U.S., making them the best bet when drivers need to stop for fuel, bathrooms, coffee and snacks on the road.

According to GasBuddy’s 2017 Road Trip Habits survey, more than 50 percent of travelers go into gas station convenience store at least once during their road trip to purchase items like snacks or coffee or to use the restrooms.

“There are more than 130,000 gas stations in America, and they are not all created equal. Travelers are looking for one stop to recharge during a road trip, and the last thing they want is a negative experience,” says Frank Beard, convenience store and retail trends analyst at GasBuddy. “Understanding this sentiment, GasBuddy has created an experience where with just a few taps on their phone, consumers will know every aspect of a station before they even arrive including the cleanliness of the restrooms and the quality of customer service, making checking ratings and reviews a no-brainer when it comes to picking the best pit stops on your drive.”

GasBuddy compiled millions of gas station ratings and reviews from their mobile app to find the top-rated places to stop along five of the most popular road trip routes in the United States, including the Pacific Coast Highway, I-95, I-75, Route 66 and the Lincoln Highway.

Pacific Coast Highway

1. 76
Address: 247 S Pacific Coast Hwy, Redondo Beach, CA 90277-3353
GasBuddy Rating: 5 stars

2. Chevron
Address: 9400 Cabrillo Hwy Moss Beach, CA 94038-9625
GasBuddy Rating: 5 stars

Address: 34342 Pacific Coast Hwy Dana Point, CA 92629-2924
GasBuddy rating: 4.5 stars

4. Mobil
Address: 6401 E Pacific Coast Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90803-4201
GasBuddy Rating: 4.5 stars

5. Shell
Address: 296 Santa Rosa St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-2434
GasBuddy Rating: 4.5 stars

Maine to Florida

1. Love’s
Address: 8436 Ford Ave, Richmond Hill, GA 31324
GasBuddy Rating: 5 stars

2. Shell
Address: 595 Bagley Rd Kenly, NC 27542-7369
GasBuddy Rating: 5 stars

3. Global
Address: 224 Connecticut Ave, Norwalk, CT 06854
GasBuddy Rating: 5 stars

4. Sunoco
Address: 4805 JFK Hwy, Aberdeen, MD 21001
GasBuddy Rating: 5 stars

5. Irving
Address: 236 Oakfield Smyrna Rd, Oakfield, ME 04763
GasBuddy Rating: 5 stars

Michigan to Florida

1. Flash Foods
Address: 1600 Bass Rd, Macon, GA 31210
GasBuddy Rating: 5 stars

2. Minit Mart
Address: 4550 Iron Works Pike, Lexington, KY 40511
GasBuddy Rating: 5 stars

3. Thorntons
Address: 945 W Central Ave Springboro, OH 45066
GasBuddy Rating: 5 stars

4. Marathon
Address: 6220 MI-68 Indian River, MI 49749
GasBuddy Rating: 5 stars

5. Mobil
Address: 4150 W FL-326, Ocala, FL 34482
GasBuddy Rating: 5 stars

Route 66
Illinois to California

1. Pop’s
Address: 660 W US-66, Arcadia, OK 73007
GasBuddy Rating: 5 stars

2. Shell
Address: 1198 W Old US-66, Ash Fork, AZ
GasBuddy Rating: 5 stars

3. Kum & Go
Address: 130 Old US-66, St. Robert, MO 65584
GasBuddy Rating: 4.5 stars

4. 76
Address: 11920 Foothill Blvd Rancho Cucamonga, CA
GasBuddy Rating: 4.5 stars

5. Road Ranger
Address: 501 S Main St, McLean, IL 61754
GasBuddy Rating: 4.5 stars

Lincoln Highway
New York to California

1. Sheetz
Address: 215 Arsenal Rd, York, PA 17402-1904
GasBuddy Rating: 5 stars

2. Sapp Bros
Address: 12500 I-80 Service Rd, Cheyenne, WY 82009
GasBuddy Rating: 5 stars

3. Circle K
Address: 200 E US-30 Schererville, IN 46375
GasBuddy Rating: 5 stars

4. Maverik
Address: 245 Riverboat Rd Dayton, NV 89403-8021
GasBuddy Rating: 4.5 stars

5. Hy-Vee
Address: 3012 23rd St Columbus , NE 68601
GasBuddy Rating: 4.5 stars

Data compiled from millions of GasBuddy station ratings and reviews from September, 2016 through February 15, 2018. GasBuddy’s star rating is based on overall experience at each gas station.

GasBuddy is a company that connects drivers with their Perfect Pit Stop. As the leading source for crowdsourced, real-time fuel prices at more than 150,000 gas station convenience stores in the U.S., Canada and Australia, millions of drivers use the GasBuddy app and website every day to find gas station convenience stores based on fuel prices, location and ratings/reviews. GasBuddy’s first-of-its-kind fuel savings program, Pay with GasBuddy, has saved Americans more than $4.5 million at the pumps since its launch in 2017.

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