Today Kelly of A Lovely Life, Indeed, is sharing some tips with us for some great road trips! Summer might be almost over but these ideas would be great in the fall as well!
We love road trips. Armed with snacks, coffee or tea and a good play list, we can go for days.
If you’re one of those
folks, like us, who loves the open road, here are some theme ideas
for your summer travels that may take you someplace unexpected.
1. State park tour.
Make a goal to visit your state parks. Start here, at America’s State Parks or google your own state’s parks. Use apps and gps tours to access the best that your state has to offer.
2. Museum tour
If you’re a Bank of
America card holder, you can get into more than 150 museums in 92 cities
in 31 states for FREE on the 1st weekend of every month through the Museums on Us program. This
is a great way to see touring exhibits, as well as permanent
collections that your favorite museums have curated.
If you’re not a Bank of
America card holder, check with your local library for museum passes.
This is a lower-cost option and you may discover someplace new. A
3. Foodie tour…here are some ideas for seeking out samples of the best in your area and crown your own personal champion.
- lobster rolls
- ice cream
4. Get your kicks on route 66
Or any other route that
works for you. Pick a starting point of any in-state route and follow it
from end to end. Or, if you have more time, pick an interstate. Stay
off the beaten path and discover main streets and back roads, country
stores and roadside attractions. You can always get on the freeway, but
you may discover a way from here to there worth revisiting. And if
you have a lot of time, consider US-1, from Maine to Key West, Florida.
5. Flagship pilgrimage
Many beloved companies
have flagship stores that are well worth the visit. They may offer tours
and outlets where you can find bargains on your favorite products.
Here in New England, we have
- L.L. Bean in Freeport, Maine
- Ben and Jerry’s in Waterbury, Vermont
- Yankee Candle Company in Deerfield, Massachusetts
- Sam Adams Brewery in Boston, Massachusetts
- Cabot Cheese in Cabot, Vermont
Want even more road trip ideas? Check out the rest of Kelly’s ideas over at her original post here!