Does the open road call out to you? Do you love the thrill of driving to a new place? Road trip blood runs through your veins! There are so many great places that call for a road trip, and many are just as exciting to get to as well. Driving to a cool state park or a theme park with tons of roller coasters is so much fun that you can’t bear to just take the shorter plane ride there.
No matter where you live in the United States, visiting Texas at some point in your life is a must. While most city dwellers in Texas would be offended if you asked whether they ride a horse to work, there are some places where there are actual farms and ranches out in the middle of nowhere. The big cities you should definitely hit up are Austin, Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, New Braunfels, and Corpus Christi. If you are looking to go to the beach, try Galveston and Corpus Christi. However, keep in mind that Galveston’s water is not the clear blue you might be pining for, and Corpus Christi’s beaches tend to have jellyfish brought onto shore by the surf on a regular basis.
Taking a family trip to a state park is also a great road trip to plan. The great thing about state parks is that every state has at least two, and several states have must-see parks that you should not miss out on visiting. For instance, in Connecticut you have the option of going to Dinosaur State Park and Gillette Castle State Park. Taking a trip to Oklahoma means you can go to Robbers Cave State Park and Quartz Mountain State Park. Visiting a state park on a family road trip can be a great adventure for everyone.
If you would like to enjoy a road trip to Colorado, you should consider going to the Million Dollar Highway near Telluride. The area is incredibly historic and looks like they plucked the buildings straight out of the old Wild West. The Million Dollar Highway connects a few old mining towns, and makes you feel like you are back in the 1870s.
Going northeast in the winter may not sound like a great idea with all the snow and dangerous icy roads, but visiting Maine in early summer and fall would certainly make a pleasant vacation. Particularly, heading to Route 1 and taking a full tour of Maine makes a great, picture-worthy road trip.
Roller coaster aficionados should head toward Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio. Cedar Point has the greatest collection of various types of roller coasters in the United States, if not the world. From the Corkscrew to the Mantis to the Mean Streak, thrilling roller coasters are abundant. The great thing is that Cedar Point makes a great family trip because there are also “mild thrill” coasters like the Jr. Gemini, for younger roller coaster lovers.
Wherever you go, be sure you have good car insurance coverage, because you do not want to set out for a road trip and end up on the side of the road without any kind of protection.