Sometimes you need to get up and go. Nothing says spontaneity more than an impromptu road trip. The only hang-up that most people encounter when they want to jump in the car and go is figuring out where to go.
Getting in your vehicle and merely driving is always an option, but it’s nice to have a destination in mind so that you have something to do when you get where you’re going.
The trick to road tripping is establishing a stockpile of the best destinations to match your personality. Check out these must-visit road trip destinations.
Cabot Trail, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia
Cabot Trail is likely the most famous drive in Canada. The scenic road wraps around Nova Scotia’s Cape Breton.
The refreshing thing about Cabot trail is once you start the drive, you have to finish it. Plan on about a five-hour drive, so it might be wise to pack a small cooler. The road passes along some steep grades, so if you are easily scared, prepare yourself.
A word of advice. There are several scenic overlooks, hiking trails, and cultural excursions along the way. It’s wise to make an itinerary if you are planning on spending some time on the Cabot Trail. Otherwise, you could miss some things.
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
“The Cape” is lined with beaches, quiet villages, clam shacks and lobster pots galore. If you are thinking about driving around “the Cape,” make sure to pencil in some time to stop for the seafood.
History buffs love Cape Cod. You can visit the monument that marks where the Mayflower landed. Hyannis Port, home of the Kennedy family summer home, is another famous site to visit. For those of you who want to take a few extra days, hop on the ferry to Martha’s Vineyard or Nantucket to see what the island life is like.
Sea to Sky Highway, Vancouver to Whistler
This road stretches from Vancouver to Whistler. It borders the Howe sound and heads up to Whistler ski resort. The route passes through the town of Squamish, an outdoor adventurer’s dream town.
Into rock climbing, mountain biking, or hiking? If so, plan to spend a day or two in Squamish while you are on your road trip.
Sedona and Red Rocks Trail, Arizona
Are you looking for a short drive full of beauty? Look no further than the drive from Sedona to Red Rocks. The short trip through central Arizona will give you a backdrop of multiple-hued formations that change colors with the light. It’s nature that is truly amazing.
Your journey runs from Prescott National Forest through Flagstaff. Along the way, you can plan several stops.
- Oak Creek Vista Point
- Call of the Canyons Picnic Site
- Slide Rocks State Park
- Red Rocks State Park
If you want to escape the traditional beach trips, Sedona and the Red Rocks trail will give you a fantastic perspective of desert beauty.
Road trips are some of the best ways to make memories. It doesn’t matter if you are jumping in the car to check out some Whistler homes for sale or trying to escape the madness. A road trip is an excellent way to explore.
So, what are you waiting for? Program that GPS and hit the road.