The summer is officially still here and you have plenty of lovely sunny days left to use. You do not have to go to exotic destinations or take a 10-day vacation to enjoy the nice weather with your family. Road trips are one of the best ways to switch up your family routine and have a great time with your loved ones. We got some fresh ideas for your next road trip along with tips and destinations to visit. Here are 4 road trip ideas to plan with your family next weekend.
Organize your road trip
Before we start talking about where to take your family for a fun weekend off, here is what you should keep in mind. These trips require preparation and organization, especially if you travel with toddlers.
If your kids are older, try to include them in the planning process. Get sticky notes and lists – make it fun for them. Also include some of their responsibilities during the trip. Make packing and snack lists for the road. This way you will have a fun family time even just by planning the road trip.
Plan your budget accordingly, so you have at least a rough estimate of how much money you will need for this trip. Do not forget to bring some extra money for unplanned situations, just in case.
Where to go?
Decide where you want to take your loved ones. The cross-country trips will probably require more planning, so count on that. Also, more driving time. If you choose to take a longer road, make sure to bring enough snacks and drinks. Get your car checked up before traveling to be sure everything will be safe and easy.
Explore the trip ideas online. Decide on which type of road trip you want to take. Do you want to go somewhere you can swim, for example, Myrtle Beach? Are you more excited about camping, fishing, or a weekend in the mountains?
Take your time to plan and arrange your trip. Make a deal with the family on how many days you will be staying. Write a to-do list, arrange your sleeping options, and book rooms, or camping spaces for your stay.
If you are doing a one-day trip, make a plan of what you want to do/see when you arrive. This way you can use most of the time you have for your visit.
Picking a destination for your weekend road trip can be overwhelming, as there are so many ideas to choose from. Try to get an overall idea of what you would like to see and do. That will make the choice easier.
If you want your kids to have fun, but also learn something new, a great idea is to take them to a place that has museums. The Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, New York is one of the top choices.
Before you think your kids will be bored in a museum, check again. This is a museum for children where they can play and enjoy multiple interactive settings that are kid-friendly.
If you are in the mood for introducing some green life to your kids, opt for at least making a stop at a National Park. Go with the classical Everglades National Park, or take them to see the Grand Canyon.
Even if it is just a stop along the way, you will use the fresh air and amazing scenery after spending hours in the car.
A nice beach is also a very fun option for your next trip. Get your bathing suits, beach towels, and toys and enjoy the ultimate summer fantasy. Florida’s Anna Maria Island and its famous beaches are said to be beautiful and quite peaceful.
“Sounds like a perfect family vacation spot!”
Out of ideas? Do not worry. You can never go wrong with Disneyland. Your kids would be ecstatic to spend a day with their favorite cartoon characters. Older kids might also enjoy the magic of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando.
Kids will remember these trips for their whole lives, no matter where you take them. Sing in the car, try delicious street food, and swim until your arms are sore. Have fun!