With low gas prices, this summer is the perfect opportunity to take a road trip and discover the beauty in cities across the country, but with so many amazing places to visit, where do you start?
Here are 5 of the most popular road trip destinations worth visiting this summer.
1. Grand Canyon, Arizona
Want adventure? The Grand Canyon won’t sell you short of adventure this summer. It’s one of the natural wonders of the world and the granddaddy of road trip destinations with amazing views. Plan a trip to visit this phenomenal landscape whether you decide to hike, experience a rafting tour or visit the rims, this destination is sure to leave you in awe and make you want to visit again.
2. New York City
What isn’t there to love about New York City? That’s right, nothing. NYC is a trip you’ll have to take more than once just to experience all the great things the city has to offer. Visiting the city can be more overwhelming than enjoyable at first when trying to figure out what sights to see that’s why planning before making this trip is vital to having a great time. I highly recommend visiting the Brooklyn Bridge and making it a top priority. I didn’t experience the view from the bridge until the end of my second trip to NYC and wished I hadn’t waited so long to experience it, it’s hands down one of my favorite sights. Other places worth visiting during your trip are Times Square at night, the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty as well as Chinatown and Little Italy for some amazing food.
3. Disney World
Remember spending every summer watching Disney movies and being captivated by your favorite shows? If you haven’t visited the perfect world of Disney yet then now is the time to do it. Disney World is an unforgettable and magical place where you can splurge and have the time of your life. It’s a great place to visit as you get older that will take you back to the happiest moments of your childhood.
4. Chicago, Illinois
If you want to immerse yourself in a city of diverse cultures, Chicago is one of the best places to visit. Immerse yourself into a number of different cultures by taking on all of the museums Chicago has to offer. If you love music, experience a show at one of the city’s famous venues or learn and hear for yourself some of the best Blues music there is to offer by visiting a Blues club. Take a walk along Lake Michigan or enjoy the skyline view from the Sears Tower Skydeck or John Hancock Observatory.
For those of you that love the outdoors, Colorado is a great place to visit any time of year. In the summertime you can enjoy a number of outdoor activities ranging from hiking, ski lifts to take in the amazing scenery, swim in lakes, mountain-bike, go fishing or enjoy an adventure whitewater rafting or kayaking. If you have the time, catch a show at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre or a spend a day at the museum.
Regardless of where you go this summer, be sure to take advantage of low gas prices and explore new places.