In the summer months, there is nothing better than packing up your car, grabbing your friends or family, selecting a killer playlist and going on a road trip. It is the perfect way to take in the sights which you would miss by flying or going by train. You can pop into smaller towns and villages, make a detour and completely change your trip at a moment’s notice and just take the trip at your own pace with an itinerary to suit you. Here are three of the best
road trips in the US for families to enjoy.
Taking in the sights of Nevada
Nevada has beautiful desert scenery for you and your family to admire as you drive. Be sure to check out the Red Rock Canyon Loop which is 12 miles long with a visitors’ centre equipped with information about the history, geology and ecology of the area which will be perfect chance for you and your family to learn something new. A great way for adults to stay entertained whilst on the road is to play a game or two at an online casino like
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The Black Hills Loop in South Dakota
Lonely Planet recommends the Black Hills Loop for a family road trip, calling it a “rite of passage for countless kids.” The key stops along this route include Rapid City, the Badlands National Park, and taking in the staggering Mount Rushmore National Monument. It is an ideal opportunity to teach your young children about the history of Native Americans, who oppose the monument as they believe that it is a desecration of sacred land. The visitor centre offers invaluable information about Native American culture and heritage.
The Vermont 100
Stretching from Massachusetts to Quebec, the Vermont Highway 100 is a brilliant road trip for families. With the opportunity for adventure lovers to pop into several ski resorts along the way, or just to enjoy the scenery of the stunning Classic New England towns. Foodies can stop off in the town of Plymouth Notch to visit the Plymouth Cheese Factory which has a fascinating history as well as still producing and selling artisan cheese. If that wasn’t enough, there is also the chance to stop off in the Black River Valley and to try some horseback riding, mountain biking, golf and lots more. All of this making it the perfect route for an adventure-loving family.
Rebecca is a boy mom, traveler, Disney addict, chocolate lover, and tea drinker. She lives in Florida and enjoys good food, good music, and a great book. Her goal in life is to live in the moment and to always be open to new things.
**Disclaimer: My family and I received a free weekend stay to facilitate this post. All opinions are 100% mine.** Imagine this scenario you awake before dawn, fix yourself your favorite cup of tea/coffee and step out onto your […]