6 Road Trips to Take this Memorial Weekend
A three-day weekend in the USA opens up all kinds of possibilities. Will you host a poolside barbecue for all your friends? Spend the extra day off catching up on some much needed sleep? Or, is it finaly time to get out of your neighborhood and go on an adventure?
If you have a car, an AUX cord, and an adventure buddy, this weekend might be the perfect time to hit one of these classic American road trips!
Coastal Maine Tour
There's nothing like driving with the windows down, letting the smell of sea air fill your lungs while you alternate between quaint towns, lighthouses, and stretches of rocky beaches. Snaking around the top of the East Coast, this trip will take you to all the quintessential Maine stops - from Portland to Bar Harbor to Kennebunkport. The lobster will be fresh, the sunsets gorgeous, and the memories long-lasting.
Low Country, Georgia to South Carolina
Lined by shadowy oak trees and dotted with stunning plantation-era homes, a road trip through the low country is the perfect Southern getaway. Whether you begin in Savannah or Charleston, you're sure to enjoy this picturesque journey through the South. Cap it off with some good old Southern comfort food and a nap under an oak tree and you have a perfect three-day weekend on your hands.
The Kentucky Bourbon Trail
You can't leave this one off your list - especially if you're in the mood for a boozy weekend. Discover the best bourbon makers in the world, and learn the tradition behind your favorite cocktail order. The trip takes you through over 20 distilleries, where you can taste test while admiring some pretty beautiful Kentucky country. Just remember - no drinking and driving.
The Arizona Route
Start in Phoenix and head north, watching the landscape change from the urban edge of the city, to the red rocks of Sedona, to the towering pines of Flagstaff. This road trip pulls out all the stops - marvel at the Petrified Forest, lose all words at the Grand Canyon, and cap off the experience with a trip to Horseshoe Bend in Page. This road trip is packed with so many natural goodies you may end up calling the office and extending your vacation.
Eat This: Brix Restaurant and Wine Bar, Flagstaff
Stay Here: El Portal Sedona
Do This: Hike thruogh Antelope Canyon. Yes, it's instagram-worthy but make sure you put the camera down and just enjoy it.
Farmlandia Loop - Oregon
With 17 farm stops through delightful Oregon country, this is the perfect way to spend your weekend off. Take it slow and easy, stopping farmstands and barnhouses to sample ripe strawberries and fresh honey. This is one vacation that won't wear you out, but will restore you for the beginning of summer. Sample wine from a vineyard, and take home a plant as a souvenir to brighten up your apartment.
Eat This: Eating is kind of the whole point of this one, so don't worry about where you stop.
Stay Here: Juniper Hotel, Portland
Do This: Spend a day exploring nearby Portland when you're ready to leave the country behind.
Going to the Sun - Glacier National Park, Montana
This route is on the top of every national park-afficionado's bucket list. Striking through the heart of Glacier National Park, the Going to the Sun road really earns its name. Sure, you could finish the drive itself in a day, but why not take it slow, pull over every hour for a dazzling new vista, stop off for a hike or two, and camp beneath the stars.
Eat This: Pack and picnic to take with you!
Stay Here: Do some good old fashioned camping at one of the campsites along the way.
Do This: Make your way to one of the lakes and drop a line. Going fishing will be the perfect way to unwind after that time in the car.
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